The “forgotten village” of Stoney Middleton

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The village of Stoney Middleton situated in the Peak District is about to have its history and fascinating folklore stored in on online archive.

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Most often tourists will completely overlook Stoney Middleton, visiting other towns and villages nearby in the county of Derbyshire; however, a £30,000 heritage lottery fund grant is about to change all that.

Stoney Middleton wants to be known for its heritage, folklore, charm and legends and there are many stories that are waiting to be told.

With over 20 points of interest within this small village, including old roman baths, over 3000 metres of caves and an Octagonal nave church (the eldest of three in the country) makes it a very interesting place to visit and explore.

Heritage trails will be set up to lead visitors around these points of interest as well as a mobile phone app that will aid in telling this villages story.

Photographs and documents are currently being collected and made available online with audio recordings of village elders added to the collection.

Is there any way in which you could help this project? Maybe you have an old photograph of the village or would like to volunteer?

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If so then contact the Stoney Middleton Heritage Centre Community Group through their website.