Flora and fauna – the holly and the ivy
Dec22

Flora and fauna – the holly and the ivy

A favourite for our feathered friends Holly and ivy can be found all over our New Mills hedgerows and woodlands, some woudl even say it’s teh ivy that is holding New Mills together. Both plants are evergreen which led to beliefs that they were magical; in pagan times, they were used in winter festivals as a symbol of new life to come. Christian belief later linked the holly’s spikes to Jesus’ crown of thorns and the berries to...

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Easyfundraising news update
Dec11

Easyfundraising news update

Thank you to everyone for raising donations for Visit New Mills with #easyfundraising! If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s easy and completely FREE. 4,400 shops and sites will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to do your everyday online shopping – at no extra cost to you! Every donation you raise makes a difference to us so please sign up & share...

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Blythe House fundraising jog
Dec10

Blythe House fundraising jog

Congratulations on reaching the amazing target of £500.00 for Blythe House Hospicecare. Millers might have thought Christmas came early today, with two socially-distanced groups of New Mills Jolly Joggers donning Santa costumes (and a Xmas pudding) to raise money for Blythe House Hospicecare. The friendly local running group are close to their fundraising target, so if you’d like to get them over the finish line visit their...

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Call to Support Local Creatives
Nov20

Call to Support Local Creatives

Sunday 22nd November should have been the 3rd Sett Valley Cafe Festive Market – but of course it’s been cancelled due to the current situation – boo!! We decided to start running the markets when we realised that we have a whole host of extremely talented and creative customers and staff. Other cafes in the area have space available for these talents to be able to showcase their work but sadly our teeny tiny shack doesn’t...

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Lights Switch On, Market and Fair – Saturday 30 November
Oct24

Lights Switch On, Market and Fair – Saturday 30 November

Saturday 30th  November is this year’s New Mills Christmas lights switch on, market and fair which is a key festive event in the High Peak’s run up to Christmas. The event has managed to retain a traditional look and feel, attracting thousands of family visitors from around the region every year. The family orientated event focuses around the town centre with the traditional switching on of the Christmas Tree lights in the centre...

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International Opera Singers to perform a Christmas Opera Gala in New Mills
Dec12

International Opera Singers to perform a Christmas Opera Gala in New Mills

GLOSSOPERA are to return to Spring Bank Arts Centre on Thursday 20 December with their hugely successful ‘Christmas Opera Gala’. GLOSSOPERA was formed in 2013 by the Glossop-based opera singer and artistic director of Glossop Music Festival, Claire Surman, with the aim of bringing world-class opera and lighter classics to the High Peak. The GLOSSOPERA gala is promoted by Spring Bank Arts, a wonderfully, welcoming community arts...

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