Alport Farm nestles in a hidden valley in the north western corner of the Derbyshire Peak District. The area is outstanding for the geological feature of 'Alport Castles' and its moorland habitat and wildlife. The house also has a history being the birthplace of Hannah Mitchell (b1871) who despite only two weeks schooling became a Suffragist, founder of the Manchester labour movement and wrote her memoirs in a book called 'The Hard Way Up'. The barn hosts the Alport Love Feast on the first Sunday in July at 1.30pm. This contemplative Methodist service is thought to have been held, continuously on an annual basis, for over 250 years.
To the present occupants… Hannah has just passed her driving test. She is working hard at A level Maths, Art and Drama and has applied to do Architecture after taking a gap year. She is spending New Year in the Ukraine. Sam is applied and conscientious in the run up to his GCSEs this summer but finds time for innumerable gigs and parties. He is playing drums for the school Big Band and Wind Band. Joe has become very keen on Rugby and is playing for the Sheffield Tigers U14 team. As well as guitar he has taken up the alto sax and also plays baritone sax in the school Big Band and Wind Band. Judy has just returned from two weeks in France studying primary school teaching on a British Council fellowship. She is teaching French and German at local primary schools as well as French and Italian evening classes.