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  • New book features Stoney Middleton

    Local author adds further to the long list of books featuring Stoney Middleton Genna Rowbotham is an accomplished author of children’s books, her latest, due for publication on the 17th of March 2022, is entitled ‘The Wish Fairy of Stoney Middleton’. The story is about a girl called Jessie who is still heartbroken one year… Learn more

  • Construction Starts on New Visitor Centre

    Residents of Stoney Middleton – we would really like to hear your views on what it’s like living in Stoney Middleton. What makes it special? Which stories do you tell visitors? We have a few questions and it’s an opportunity to get involved in the development of the new visitor centre planned for The Cupola.… Learn more


    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