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  • New picture of the Stoney Middleton Royal Defence Corps from WWI

    Kindly provided by Ian Cox this is the first picture we have seen of the Stoney Middleton Royal Defence Corps (RDC), forerunner to the Home Guard as they were renamed during WWII. The role of the corps was to provide troops for security and guard duties inside the United Kingdom. Can you name anyone? The… Learn more

  • Servicemen of WWI & II

    Remembering and honoring the men from the world wars – Do you know anyone who served? Stoney Middleton and its brave men gave unreservedly for the benefit of our freedom, serving in both world wars. SMHCCG would like to commemorate these men compiling a list of all who served along with their stories. The information… Learn more

  • Prisoner camp from WWII

    This picture has very kindly been provided by Lois Bekeris and is possibly the only picture of the camp in existence. The camp was originally established as a military encampment at the beginning of the war, manned, by the Lancashire Fusiliers before housing prisoners of war. The camp was built on land between Middleton Hall and Calver, now… Learn more

  • Countryfile film in Stoney Middleton

    Matt and Ellie

    It was a proud day for Stoney Middleton when one of the most popular BBC programmes Countryfile visited the village. The programme has been running for 25 years and has over 8 million viewers. The programme showcases the most important aspects of Britain’s beautiful countryside, its wildlife and heritage assets, their decision to feature Stoney… Learn more

  • Path Improvements

    A wider safer pavement – now complete Work started last year has now been completed. The pavement from Lovers Leap right through to the Eyam junction has been cleaned, providing a wider safer walk. We again thank the Heritage Lottery Fund for the money and Andy Payne of J & A Road Sweeping, Digger and Dumper Hire from Eyam,… Learn more

  • Heginbotham Bros Ltd payment of invoice covering letter

    This original letter was provided to our group for inclusion in our archive and is in excellent condition. The letter is addressed to William Barker & Sons Ltd who were Tanners and Curriers which was one of the oldest industries in Otley. They were founded about 1845 Heginbotham Bros letter The letter provides a number… Learn more

  • Lovers Leap legend fascinates local radio station

    Radio Derby visited the village recently to investigate the story of Hannah Baddeley, a lady jilted by the love of her life leapt from the cliff tops in Stoney Middleton. Miraculously she survived with no more than cuts and bruises when her voluminous skirts billowed out and acted like a parachute slowing her fall. The… Learn more

  • Parish Council petition from 1901 to the House of Lords

    Thanks to Barry Nottage for this one. The petition was hand written on parchment in 1901 and addressed to the House of Lords encouraging them to allow a greater distribution of electricity. They comment that it is almost impossible to access electricity in the village, even for lighting. They suggest that the supply of electricity could greatly benefit the industries… Learn more

  • The Millennium Book

    Local residents capture life in the village in the year 2000, producing a book. The book provides a brief history of the village as well as a snapshot of the village in that year. It has been provided in two section and can be accessed by clicking on the links below Millennium Book – Part 1 Millennium Book –… Learn more

  • Old village book donated

    Probably the oldest published book about the village, Thos E Cowen captures the village at a moment in time over 100 years ago. This edition was published in 1941, it was kindly donated by Kathleen Heginbotham, whose father owned the boot factory at Calver. EMERGING from the First Meadow through a stile two low buildings appear on the right in… Learn more