Saturday, 16 June 2012

Open day - New Mills

Our next open afternoon is this Sunday - 17th June. 

Come and see how we generate clean, green energy between 1pm and 3pm. Volunteers from the project will be available to show you around and answer your questions. 

After that, the next will be Saturday 29th September, the same day as the New Mills Festival's lantern parade.

New Mills Millennium Walkway - look out for Herons below

After visiting the Hydro why not talk a walk through the Torrs riverside park, over the Millennium walkway and down to Mousley Bottom to see how the reed beds are developing - can you smell the sweets being made across the river at Swizzels Matlow?

Round your walk off with a visit to the Heritage Centre in New Mills and a nice drink back in one of our pubs or cafes.

Mousley Bottom - look out for the wildlife in the reed beds

Turn your radio on....

Find out what happens to Archie in the rain on High Peak Radio at 11:30 Wednesday morning and on the hour in the news between 7am and 12pm

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Day of Dance : Bollywood or Jitterbug?

Bollywood or Jitterbug?
If your wondering what to do on a rainy High Peak afternoon go along to Spring Bank Arts in New Mills for an amazing afternoon of free dance workshops and demonstrations; whether you prefer to Jitterbug, Bollywood or Brazilian martial arts they have something for you - refreshments available.

That will be followed this evening by a Ceilidh - more details here - tickets available on the door - bar.

Keeping the place nice and tidy

Andrew Bingham helping keep Archie tidy
It was good to see local MP Andrew Bingham down at the Hydro recently to help give the place a Spring clean - anyone else interested in becoming a volunteer please contact

The recent deluge of rain has also brought much debris down the river - once river levels have subsided we will be having a clear up to get Archie spinning again - the first 5 months of this year have been the wettest/busiest since Archie started turning.