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 the war, and kept the ‘home front’ going. Bring along your own family history and photographs to help us build up a broader picture.

This gathering is the first in a series of events commemorating the remarkable, but little-known strike in Stoney Middleton and Eyam in 1918. What led 179 women and men in the village boot and shoe factories to take part in a strike which lasted over 2 years, and then to set up their own factory? How can we best commemorate these events, and what should be included in the exhibition planned for next year? We need your assistance and ideas!


At the Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Cliff Bottom, The Bank, Stoney Middleton


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