What we do

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The best way to contact us is:-

mayfieldheritage@gmail.com

 

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We visit places of interest.

Moorcroft

We marked the centenary year of Moorcroft Pottery in one of our 2013 Well Dressing designs and in November 2013 we had a fascinating guided tour of Moorcroft’s factory in Burslem.

 

 

Mayfield Yarns

In March 2014 we visited a factory on our doorstep, Mayfield Mill, and were treated to an absorbing tour. Situated on a site that was a water-powered corn mill 700 years ago and has had several reincarnations over the centuries, Mayfield Yarns now employs 87 local people in the manufacture of  many different types of man-made fibres for use in such diverse applications as vehicle airbags, parachutes and bullet-proof vests.

In May 2014, we entertained a group of visitors from Ashbourne U3A to a tour of Church Mayfield and The Terrace led by our historian Mr Pat Smith.

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He showed us parts of our historic parish church that are unusual and of particular architectural or religious significance.

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With kind permission of the management of Mayfield Yarns, he took us into the mill yard and showed us the leat.

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Adjoining the factory premises are extensive lawns, once the  gardens of Mayfield House, the superb home of the Simpson family who owned the mill from 1866 onwards.

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Mayfield House is a Grade II listed building.

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It formed the perfect background for a souvenir photograph.