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We will meet at 9 am in the Glossop Town Hall Car Park where we will sort out travelling arrangements ; cars can be shared if necessary. A lift can be offered for those who do not have transport.

Travel to Matlock Bath Mining Museum, this is situated on the main street of Matlock Bath.

Arrive Matlock Bath approx. 10.15 am . Park up in Car Park near to the Museum. Note there is a charge for this Car Park.

Proceed to Museum : there is a charge of £5 to enter. Refreshments have been ordered for 10 45 am ; £1.50 per person.   

Note: the Car Park Charge is for 2 hours only ; and may need a top up to remain till 1.30 pm.

There also is some free parking at Temple Mine.

At approximately 11am Lynn Willies will deliver a lecture on "Mining in the Peak District". He is the foremost speaker on Lead Mining in the Peak District. We imagine this will take half an hour or so.

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                Magpie Mine near Bakewell

Image courtesy of the Peak District Mining Museum

Members then make their own way around the Museum , which is very informative and well presented.

!2.30 pm to 1.30 pm members take lunch in Matlock Bath. There are many cafes in the town. Return to museum from lunch prompt at 1.30. pm where our party will proceed to Magpie Mine Sheldon. A simple route map will be provided.

Magpie Mine site is at the village of Seldon; drivers can use Sat Nav - post code DE45 1QU. We can park without a charge at the mine.

Arrive at Magpie Mine. Lynn Willies leads a guided tour around Magpie Mine with a history of the Mine untill 3.30pm approximately.

The day finishes and return to Glossop.

Cost to Attendees :  £10 ; to be paid by cash on the day.          This visit is now FULLY BOOKED     

Note: If you intend to come ,can you contact me Mike Webb by email or telephone:

E mail :  or Telephone :  01457 865819 –best 5-7pm. Indicate if one or more wish to come. There is a nominal limit of 15 ; so if we get more than that you may be placed on a waiting list. I will inform you if you can attend or if you are on awaiting list.


This is a walk around features of interest in Old Glossop ;  led by Roger Hargreaves who has been heavily involved in bringing the History of Glossop and its surrounding areas to local people over many years.

Meet at 10 am at Manor Park Car Park.

The walk will proceed around much of old Glossop giving its history and pointing out buildings and other features of interest. Approx 2 hours. Cost £5.

Note:  There will be a limit of about 15 people. If you wish to go can you let me know by E mail or telephone . Email: or by telephone : 01457 865819 between 5-7pm. I will let you know if we can include you or put you on a waiting list.


Thank you.  Mike Webb    This walk is now FULLY BOOKED

Church Street in Old Glossop by Jonathan Clitheroe, CC BY-SA 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons


Meet  10.15 am  at  Town Hall Park. Using shared cars proceed to car parking area just off Monks Road. Directions will be provided it is about 5 minute drive. People without transport will be offered a lift to and from the walk area.

1st Walk : 29th May.  This will look at late spring flowers in meadows and along roadsides near to Monks Road. It will entail one or two uphill gradients but not severe. The total length of the walk is three and a half miles. Please wear strong shoes or boots. We finish the walk at Sally Hodgson’s farm where we will have lunch. Note there are 5 or six stiles to negotiate one of which is a high ladder stile. Possible option of another 2 or three miles of looking at other meadows if members are interested. We hope to hear singing Curlews.

Bring your own lunch. This walk is free to attendees.

2nd Walk :  **2nd July.  Again meet at 10.15 am in Town Hall Car Park and proceed to parking area off Monks Road. This will follow similar rout to the 1st walk but looking at later flowering species. This walk is about two and three quarter miles. Finish again at Sally Hodgson’s farm where we will again have

Wild Flower Meadow in June by Glen Breaden, CC BY-SA 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

lunch. After lunch Sally will give a talk on how she encourages wild flower meadows on her farm and also nesting birds such as curlews. Then there will be a short conducted walk around her land to look at flowers. Cost £5 ; pay by cash on the day.

** Note:  The 2nd July walk is now FULLY BOOKED 

Note: People attending will need to bring their own packed lunch and a drink.

Note:  If you wish to attend , can you e mail or telephone me , as there will need to be a nominal limit of 15 . I will let you know if you are able to attend or if you are on a waiting list.

Email :   or telephone on 01457 865819 best -5-7pm 


Mike Webb

Annual  General Meeting 2023

The Guild 2023 AGM was held on:-


Wednesday April 12th, 2023 @  7.00pm - 9.30 pm at The Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop. 


Following the formal business there was a short talk by botanist Bob Callow entitled "The truth about William Bligh"

Minutes will be published shortly

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If you missed the latest Guild news letter, or the 2022 AGM minutes you can see them here :-

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