"T'owd Man Magazine" pridely takes it's name from the T'owd Man stone carving located in St. Marys Church, Wirksworth which is believed to be the oldest representation of a miner anywhere in the world, potentially being up to 800 years old. Kept safe (from the hands of Bonsall) in Wirksworth since 1863, he is also known to some as “the old man of Wirksworth” and has rooted himself firmly in the towns history as the “unofficial” symbol of Wirksworth.
T’owd Man Magazine is published bi-monthly and helps Wirksworth businesses, local events and sports clubs reach the residents of Wirksworth. To date we have been able to successfully print and delivery over 33,500 copies of the magazine around the town with more than 150 business, trades, local services, sports teams and individuals choosing to advertise and help bring T'owd Man to life.
The magazine is delivered in the first week of every other month, totally FREE to around 2400 homes and businesses in Wirksworth and a further 400 in Middleton. A further 200 Copies are also made available in most local shops, resturants, pubs and tourist information places around the town.
Like most businesses, we closed our doors from Mid-March 2020 until June 2020 due to the coronavirus. During this time we were unable to publish the May & June issue, so issue #011 came 2 months later. We have now experienced more coronavirus and Brexit disruption with issue#014 being lost in the post so unfortunatly the January issue was cancelled. All advertisers have had their adverts rolled over and we expect the next issue to be delivered in April 2021.
T’owd Man is a representation of a local lead miner and in some ways he symbolises the importance of and need for a vibrant local economy. It is fitting therefore that he gives his name to this new and exciting publication which in part aims to promote local business and commerce. A thriving market town creates jobs and serves the needs of its residents.