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  • Students present world war II village bombing experience

    SHU students

    Sheffield Hallam University Students present their project to members of Stoney Middleton Heritage Centre Community Group The students created a video game based on the world war II experience of the village which was bombed.  The quarry was struck by two Messerschmitt Bf 110s (also known as ME11). They attacked the tarmac plant in Dalton quarry. They sought to disrupt production due to its… Learn more

  • BBC highlights Stoney Middleton

    Lennon's boot factory

    BBC’s Escape to the Country features William Lennon’s boot factory in Stoney Middleton. A recent episode of Escape to the Country featured a couple wishing to move to Derbyshire. The program chose to include aspects of the Peak District and to our pride chose Stoney Middleton. They visited the amazing boot factory in the village which still makes safety boots as they have for generations.… Learn more

  • Heginbotham’s family history

    Shoe being Hand Welted

    Joseph Heginbotham was a very important part of Stoney Middleton’s history. He stablished his family business in 1884 with his sons Luther, Mathew, William, and Harry the inventor of the steel toe cap boot originally made for miners in 1933. The family business had various factories in the village, including Craigstead (1896-97) a brick built factory on High… Learn more

  • Stoney Middleton’s Dark Past

    Guest writer K.B. GODDARD takes a look at one of England’s most spooky villages, Stoney Middleton in the Derbyshire Dales. The following story about the village appears on the website of spookyisles.com K B Goddard lives locally and is a published author or ghost stories (see her publications). This short story encapsulates the village perfectly. Thank you.  … Learn more

  • Found – The long lost Bulls Head Hotel Stoney Middleton

    Mystery to the location of the Bulls Head Hotel Stoney Middleton solved thanks to old post card. The existence of the former Bulls Head is a documented fact (details at Wishful Thinking) , however, its location was until now unknown (at least to SMHCCG). The postcard was found online on the Word Point website by… Learn more

  • Poems of Stoney Middleton

    The Moon Inn

    Sheffield student encapsulates aspects of the village’s heritage with two beautiful poems.   Ellie Wilson studying at Sheffield Hallam University was so taken by the heritage and charm of the village she penned the following poems. The first tells the story of Cesare Dati an Italian prisoner of the second world war, captured in Africa… Learn more

  • Old documents found in Sheffield

    Sheffield resident discovers old documents and postcards in late aunt’s house. Paul Harrison recently discovered hundreds of old documents whilst sorting through his late ant’s possessions. She was related to the Hallam’s, formally of Stoney Middleton. The family moved from the village to Ecclesfield in Sheffield to become needle makers around the turn of the century. Paul… Learn more

  • Sheffield Hallam University – Hospitality student visit

    Students discover what makes Stoney Middleton special. Sheffield Hallam University Students studying hospitality undertook a guided village tour in January 2016 to learn more about the village. Sheffield Hallam University’s Venture Matrix Group provide live projects for students, giving them real life enterprise experience as part of their studies.  The students selected the Stoney Middleton project as part of their degree studies, working in small groups undertaking specific assignments, their aims – to promote the… Learn more

  • Angus family visit Stoney Middleton

    Search for ancestors ends in St Martins cemetery Stoney Middleton. The 25th July 2015 proved to be a very special day in Stoney Middleton. The Angus family from Westport, Connecticut USA with the help of the heritage website came to the village to see the ancestral home of their family. Following a successful hunt around the village cemetery where they found the graves of a… Learn more

  • Leveret in St Martins Church

    Levret in St Martins Church

    Band records live album in St Martins Church. Leveret features three of England’s finest musicians Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron. They are regarded as masters of their instrument. Andy Cutting is a player of the melodeon, Sam Sweeney, the fiddle and  Rob Harbron plays concertina. Leveret’s music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but is fresh and new, with… Learn more