New Mills Local History Society

Meetings 2019

Our meetings are held in New Mills Town Hall (SK22 4AT), on Friday evenings (usually), starting at 7:45pm. The hall is open from 7.00 pm. Visitors are welcome (£1.50). Free tea/coffee /biscuits after the talk.
N.B. The meeting on September 16 is the Festival Lecture, is on a Monday and starts at 7:30pm.


Sep. 13 Dr Pete Webb History of the Ecton Copper Mine: Bronze Age to 1889
Sep. 16 Dr Stephen Dearden New Mills Festival Lecture
The Origin and Evolution of the Brass Band with a reference to New Mills Old Prize Band
Oct. 11 Andy Bentham Scribbles, scorch marks and scribed symbols
Nov. 8 Frank Pleszak The Bombing of New Mills and Hayfield, 3 July 1942
Dec. 13 Roy Perry Rudyard Lake Past and Present

Guided Walks in co-operation with New Mills Walkers are Welcome

More information about individual walks to be found at the NMWAW website and via posters in New Mills Heritage and Information Centre closer to their start dates.

Jul. 25 Churches Walk
Aug. 22 Lost Mills of Rowarth
Sep. 19 Festival Walk (TBA)

Meetings 2020

Jan. 10 Dr Diana Leitch TBA
Feb. 14 David George The Development of Airfields around Manchester, 1910-1960
Mar. 13 Dr Lydija McKnight Studying Egyptian Mummies in Manchester: a decade of Egyptological investigation
Apr. 3 David Skillen Britain’s Bloodiest Day – the Battle of Towton 1461 (War of the Roses)
Jan. 10 AGM
Roger Bryant
TBA