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  • PLAQUE INSTALLED TO REMEMBER VILLAGE STRIKERS

    Stoney Middleton was the scene of a moving and unusual event on 24th July. A plaque was unveiled in tribute to boot and shoemakers of the village and neighbouring Eyam who took part in a historic strike over one hundred years ago. People gathered in the Grove Garden to hear speeches, and music from the… Learn more

  • Two of Laporte’s 5 tonne Clayton battery locomotives, with headlamps blazing, outside the Sallet Hole mine entrance on 5th July 1980

    Sallet Hole Mine

    The attached photograph kindly provided by Adrian foster provides an informative image of the railway system used to transport minerals from the mine.   Sallet Hole Mine is a 19th-century fluorspar mine in the centre of Coombs Dale, which closed in 1998. In our post “Fluorspar Production” we provide a link to an article “Fluorspar… Learn more

  • New Image Hanging Flat Fluorspar Mine Stoney Middleton

    Village website prompts enthusiast to provide, not seen before image and brief story of former Tessadale Ltd mine. Adrian Foster contacted the heritage group looking for more information about the mine which had intrigued him. However, we had no information about this mine and are very grateful to him for the information. He came across… Learn more

  • Eyam Museum online event

    Eyam Museum are hosing an online event, which will take place on Thursday 25 February 2021 at 7.30pm. Please see below for more imformation. Please see link for our next online event, which will take place on Thursday 25 February 2021 at 7.30pm. This will be another joint event, including special guests, historian Rebecca Rideal… Learn more

  • Local family find rare true-form fossils in Stoney quarries.

    A local Stoney Middleton family have been very busy during lockdown… young budding Paleontologist and Petrologist Harper Renshaw, along with her Mum Jaeger and Dad Matt, have discovered some very rare fossils in the local quarries. They were found about 3 weeks ago, the first being what appears to be the fossil of an ancient… Learn more

  • A new village book – ‘Tales from Stoney Middleton’

    Graham Armitage, author of the recent Discover Stoney Middleton ‘The History of a forgotten Village’ is working on his next offering, this time it’s all about you! He is asking for your contributions; they must either be about the village or from its residents. Fiction and non-fiction are welcome as are children’s stories (for them… Learn more

  • Book & DVD Available to Order Online

    Village book

    Read (or watch) more and discover what makes our village so unique and special. We are delighted to offer our village book (and DVD’s) as mail order items. Simply send us a cheque to 12 Rock Mill, Stoney Middleton Hope Valley S32 4TF. Include a mailing address and we will post them free of charge.… Learn more

  • New look website

    Stoney Middleton Heritage Group are delighted to announce the launch of their ‘new look’ website. The new look has a more modern feel with a lovely picture of the village. It is more user friendly to the casual visitor and should encourage them to look further.   Learn more

  • Special discounts on Book and Film launch day!

    The book and films will be available to purchase, and will be sold at special launch day discounts. Come and join us on Thursday 13th December between 4pm & 8pm at the Moon Inn Stoney Middleton, and receive up to £12 discount on the bundle Book signing with films showing all afternoon. Talks and presentations… Learn more

  • Book and Film Launch

    Stoney Middleton Heritage Centre Community Group invites you to join us on Thursday 13th December from 4pm onwards at the Moon Inn.  Flyer for the Book & Film Launch. Special savings for items purchased on the day!  Accomplished author and local resident Graham Armitage presents his village book. 4 years of meticulous research and writing has produced… Learn more