Our Aims

New Mills Local History Society is in New Mills(!), in the High Peak district of Derbyshire. The aims of the Society are:-

1. To promote study and research into the history of the New Mills area.

2. To convey the history of the New Mills area to a wider audience.

3. To secure the preservation and protection of items of interest relating to the history of the New Mills area.

To join or renew your membership, click here


Our meetings are held in New Mills Town Hall (SK22 4AT), on Friday evenings (usually), starting at 7:45pm.

13th Sept 7:15pm - note early start
Dr Margaret Murray: pioneering Egyptologist, archaeologist and palaeopathologist
by Professor Emerita Dr Rosalie David

The lecture will be followed by a buffet provided by New Mills Town Council.
Drinks courtesy of the Local History Society.

11th October - It's behind you!
A History of Pantomime
by Mark Llewellin

8th November - Made in Manchester
A People's History of the City that shaped the Modern World
by Brian groom

13th December - Faithful in Difficulties
by Tim Knebel
The Lives of the “Leadswingers”, creators of the First World War trench magazine of the 3rd West Riding Field Ambulance Service, 1915-1919