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  • HISTORY COMES ALIVE IN DERBYSHIRE VILLAGES

    Parade April 2018

    Eyam and Stoney Middleton were alive with the sounds of a silver band, singing, and dramatic voices as local people commemorated the 100th anniversary of the boot and shoemakers strike of 1918. Parade April 2018 A lively ‘re-enactment’ captured the passion of the bitter dispute, which lasted for over 2 years. Children from Eyam School… Learn more

  • Derbyshire’s link to the most famous WW2 Battle of Britain fighter squadron

    Flt Lt Bieńkowski and Sqn Ldr Zumbach with their prized Ju 88 trophy

    The bombing of the Tarmac plant at Dalton quarry during WWII was witnessed by local people in the village and their recollections are to be found elsewhere on this website. However, little was known about the details raid until now. We are indeed indebted to the meticulous work of Frank Pleszak who has researched the… Learn more

  • An unmissable event is to take place on Saturday the 14th April!!

    Years of planning and months of preparation have gone into this ‘once in a 100’ year event. Please come along, share this post and tell everyone you know. 100 years ago, Stoney Middleton and Eyam made history when the boot and shoemakers (a major industry at the time) took part in one of the longest… Learn more

  • Bath House clean for village film shots

    Ladies bath receives a good spruce up in preparation for final section of the village heritage film. The floor of the bath was hooved with a special pool cleaning devise, the revealed marble floor never fails to delight. The grid allowing the water to flow in occasionally providing a flurry of air bubbles not dissimilar… Learn more

  • Boot and shoe makers strike to be commemorated at a community event

    Strikers marching

    Event announcement The Boot and shoe makers strike of 100 years ago is to be commemorated at a community event in Stoney Middleton on Saturday 14th April 2018. We invite people to join us at 10.30 am outside the Wesleyan reform Chapel in Stoney. A parade will set off at 10.45, led by a silver… Learn more

  • Winter Walk

    December 2017 a short walk from the village to Deep Rake, Calver and back. Approximately 3 hours of indulgence into the stunning scenery which we are blessed to live within. A short mobile phone clip (so forgive the quality) and the inspiration from the walk led to the creation of this poignant little film. Merry Christmas to all.… Learn more

  • Over 100 attend Boot and Shoe Makers history event

    Boot makers meeting

    The Wesleyan Reform Chapel in Stoney Middleton was packed to overflowing on Saturday morning 14th October when more than 100 people attended. The occasion was a hands on history event looking at the boot and shoe makers’ strike of 1918 – 1920. Many thanks to everyone who helped and came along. We were heartened by the… Learn more

  • Commemorating the Boot and Shoe Makers’ strike of 1918 – 100 years on!

    Strikers marching

    Come and join us for a ‘hands on’ history session – all welcome!! Find out about a key event in our local history, and life in Stoney Middleton & Eyam in the early 20th century. Look at photos, family connections, the census and local papers. Discover more about the people who made boots, fought in… Learn more

  • New picture from WWII – Sgt Homes with Special Constabulary

    sgt-holmes-special-constabulary

    Tim Knebel, Project Coordinator for ‘Peak in the Past’ has very kindly provided this picture. He came across it amongst some largely uncatalogued Derbyshire Police Constabulary records at Derbyshire Record Office. On the rear of the photograph it states ‘Sgt Homes with Special Constabulary Stoney Middleton (2nd world war)’. Can you name anyone? Its not… Learn more

  • Murder at the Moon Inn portrayed by local film group

    Peak in the past are a local community heritage group comprising a small collective of individuals with a shared passion for the Derbyshire Peak District and its past. Their aim is to celebrate, support and promote the Peak District National Park and its fascinating cultural heritage through the creation of an innovative historical documentary online… Learn more