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Holy Trinity Church… Use It Or Lose It.
Special Open Meeting to decide the future of the church on June 23rd… Read More here
New Discovery Walk in Makeney this Saturday, May 28th
The booklet for Discovery Walks in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site has recently been published. It includes a new walk – around Makeney. Read more here
Photos of Milford May Day
See report and more photos here
Milford W.I. now meets at the Baptist Chapel – 2016 Programme available to view – click here
Belper Arts Festival Trail revealed the talents of Milford photographer Sarah Stanton Longdon (pictured below next to her photo of The Chevin). To read more about Sarah’s photography, click here
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Strutt Arms ‘re-opening in September as an Italian restaurant’
You might have noticed that workmen are back at the Strutt Arms site. The webmaster has heard that the pub is re-opening as an Italian restaurant. A local resident informed the webmaster that he was dining at Salva’s Trattoria & Pizzeria – the Italian diner beneath the King’s Head in Duffield – and the owner Salvatore informed him that he had taken over the Strutt and would be opening in September, with over 100 covers. Watch this space…
Milford Store Closed
Sadly, we have to report that Paul and Abby closed Milford Store on Thursday, March 31. They left a handwritten ‘Customer Notice’ message saying this:
‘Paul and Abby would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you who supported the shop with us. We have had such happy times and met some wonderful people along the way, leaving us with special memories of Milford. So, the time has come to say goodbye, farewell, take care and best wishes to you all. Love the Bestwicks.
Watch this space for further news of the future of the building. The Webmaster has been informed that a local business is taking over the Milford Store building and that they are keen to see the store continue.
‘Gateway’ to Milford officially open
Cromford Mills has officially opened its Gateway Centre which invites visitors to explore the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Read more here
Concern over Belper Mill
You only have to look at the photo above, taken by our webmaster in the summer of 2015, to see that Belper’s East Mill is degenerating. A BBC East Midlands TV Inside Out programme highlights the plight of the mill. Click here: BBC TV Inside Out – Belper East Mill to view the programme. The feature on the mill is just over 20 minutes in.
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