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  • 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

  • Special discounts on Book and Film launch day!

    The book and films will be available to purchase, and will be sold at special launch day discounts. Come and join us on Thursday 13th December between 4pm & 8pm at the Moon Inn Stoney Middleton, and receive up to £12 discount on the bundle Book signing with films showing all afternoon. Talks and presentations… Learn more

  • Book and Film Launch

    Stoney Middleton Heritage Centre Community Group invites you to join us on Thursday 13th December from 4pm onwards at the Moon Inn.  Flyer for the Book & Film Launch. Special savings for items purchased on the day!  Accomplished author and local resident Graham Armitage presents his village book. 4 years of meticulous research and writing has produced… Learn more

  • BBC Radio Derby feature Stoney Middleton

    BBC’s Radio Derby’s  daytime presenter Andy Twigge, chose Stoney Middleton as the village to be highlighted for the letter ‘S’ in their A to Z of Derbyshire villages. A light hearted feature which nonetheless provided another opportunity to tell our village’s story. Colin Hall was kindly volunteered to face the quick witted humour of ‘Twiggy’. Naturally the slot would never have provided opportunity… Learn more

  • Ken and Betty Orange

    Lifelong residents of Stoney Middleton Ken and Betty provide us with a unique insight into village life from the second world war onwards. Recorded in 2014 Ken provides us with an in-depth understanding of the mineral processing activities which were at the very heart of the village for hundreds of years. His time at Cavendish Mill at the top of… Learn more

  • Stoney Middleton Moor by Richard Bowring

    Local photographer and village resident Richard Bowring once aging provides some stunning imagery of the village and its surrounds. Here he takes his drone for an aerial trip around the moors to the South West of the village. the footage and accompanying music provide a peaceful insight into the amazing natural beauty of the National Park surrounding… Learn more

  • Rock Climbing Legend Tells Full Story

    Geoff Birtles

    Rock climbing legend Geoff Birtles has successfully published and edited many climbing publications and was a pioneer and motivating force behind many new routes in the Peak District and specifically Stoney Middleton. He has just completed the Storey of rock climbing in Stoney Middleton for the village Heritage Group. The village is immensely grateful to… Learn more

  • History of the Village of Stoney Middleton by Thomas E Cowen 1910

    Stoney Middleton – A romantic village and notable tourist destination according to Cowen in his book of 1910. Resident schoolmaster Cowen provides a invaluable insight, not to mention important collection of facts and information. He writes: ‘Stoney Middleton is not likely to be a place for trade, but for many reasons it may be a place to visit,… Learn more

  • A rather romantic description of Stoney Middleton from 1872

    In 1872 the ‘BLACKS TOURIST GUIDE TO DERBYSHIRE’ was published. He wrote at length about Stoney Middleton, stating: ‘The village is remarkably picturesque’ The full article has been reproduced below, all grammar and spelling have been left unchanged. STONEY MIDDLETON. Inns.—Moon ; Lover’s Leap ; Grouse ; Miners’ Arms. From Bakewell, 6 m. ; from Castleton, 10 m.… Learn more

  • 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