Mayfield Heritage Group Meetings – all welcome
Next Meeting: Mon 4th March 2019 at 3.30 pm
Church Rooms, Church Lane, Mayfield DE6 2JR
Priest Holes Found during Old Hall restoration
A Priest Hole was found on Friday 25th January 2019 whilst replacing badly worn floorboards in the loft at Old Hall in Mayfield. You may be aware that we have been following the restoration work taking place at Old Hall and this is exciting historical news.
Mayfield Heritage Presents a Talk on
Its local origins and growth
Monday 11th March 2019, at 7.00 pm, Mayfield Memorial Hall
Local Methodism Historian David Leese will give an informative talk on the beginnings and growth of Primitive Methodism in the area. Methodism was a very popular religion in the Staffordshire and Derbyshire counties. There were more than 5 Methodist Chapels in Mayfield and Ashbourne alone.
Primitive Methodism was a branch of Methodism that not only followed strongly held religious beliefs but became very involved in the wider social issues of Britain in the 19th Century. Primitive Methodism was heavily involved in the Abolition of the Slave Trade and the beginnings of the Trade Union movement.
The talk starts at 7.00pm and entrance is £4.00 per person payable on the door at Mayfield Memorial Hall. Entrance includes light refreshments.
It will be a very entertaining and informative evening, we hope to see you there.
For further information email [email protected]
Future Events & Projects planned for 2019
We now have our list of new events for the 2019 and we will be listing the events here soon. Events and projects that we are currently working on include
- The launch of an ‘Industrial Mayfield’ leisure walk
- An illustrated history of the vicars of Church Mayfield
- An evening of local tales of Mayfield including poaching and other events from the Local Assizes in the 18th and 19th century
- A village meeting to launch and discuss plans for a new Mayfield Heritage Group publication following on from our books “Memories of Mayfield” and “Mayfield 2000” books
For further information please email [email protected]
The Old Hall, Middle Mayfield
Restoration Project – Update Summer 2018
There have been some exciting updates on the restoration of Old Hall in Middle Mayfield.
Project to record unique doors and windows in Mayfield
The Heritage Group is embarking on a new project where we will record the doors, windows, gates and the like that are found in Mayfield. This project is inspired by a similar project undertaken in Italy. The aim of this project is to document in an interesting and artful way the unique and vernacular characteristics of Mayfield. To see examples of our current photos please click here If your property has an interesting entrance door, door furniture window, garden gate or the like then we’d love you to send us a photograph for us to include in our website project. They don’t need to be old or historical just interesting and an example of Mayfield’s uniqueness. Please send copies of your photographs to our email address [email protected] or if it is a physical photograph please hand a copy to any of the following MHG members
- Fran Carlisle – 01335 345831
- Linda Greenwood – 01335 344290
Please indicate where the photo was taken and that you are happy for us to your image or photograph on our website. We are happy to credit and place the copyright on any of the images sent to us.
Photos that will bring back memories.
We have been contacted by a lady in Switzerland called Verena Buser who stayed with her husband at the Sunnyside Hotel in 1965. She and her husband took many photos around Mayfield and Ashbourne between 1965 and 1989. She has kindly sent the Group a selection of photographs from those years and we would like to share them with you. Sunnyside Hotel was run by the Hanbury family in 1965 and Verena has fond memories of her time spent there. Her husband was working at the Nestle factory in Ashbourne for a few months. Hopefully, the photos will stir up some great memories you have of Mayfield, Ashbourne, and Derby. Please click on the thumbnail below and it will enlarge the selected photo. Let us have feedback or stories that these photos bring to memory and we will share your stories and comments online.
To see the full set of photos please click here
The Mayfield Heritage Group ensures that the wealth of historic buildings, stories, and traditions of Mayfield are preserved and celebrated. We welcome anyone with an interest in Mayfield Heritage to join our monthly meetings, where we discuss the latest projects. We have a growing list of talks and visits that we arrange that are open to members and non-members. Please see the list of events on the right-hand side of this web page or go to Future events diary. To read the reviews of our visits please select Reviews of Talks and visits
Have you ever wondered what the origins of the name ‘Hanging Bridge’ are? To find out more click on the image below.
We welcome contributions of articles, photos and memories of Mayfield in the past. If you would like to share your articles, photos or memorabilia then please get in touch.
The Heritage Group visits many places of interest and we particularly enjoy showing our village to visitors: click here for more information.