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Fun for all at Glossop Caravan's popup campsite

By on Thursday, 15 June, 2017

Warm spring sunshine wooed the crowds to come and discover the delights of caravanning and camping at an action-packed Pop-Up Campsite at Glossop Caravans during the half-term break.

Another Famous Victorian

By Diane Inglis on Sunday, 11 June, 2017

The Victorians have long been hailed as brilliant builders and engineers, with examples of their work all around Marple and surrounding areas.

Cricket Festival bowls girls over

By on Sunday, 11 June, 2017

On Sunday 14th May Marple Cricket Club welcomed 168 girls representing cricket clubs from Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire. The occasion was the annual Marple Girls Cricket Festival which has been running at the Bowden Lane ground for over ten years.

AcaBella – can’t stop the music

By Julia Davenport-Brown on Sunday, 11 June, 2017

AcaBella are a harmonious quartet of talented Stockport ladies who burst on to the local music scene with their first professional performance at the inaugural meeting of the High Lane WI.

Flower Festival in celebration of 150 years of worship at St. Martin’s

By Helen Rogers on Sunday, 11 June, 2017

Founded in 1867 by Ann Hudson of Brabyns Hall, worship at St. Martin’s Church began in a simple corrugated iron construction, which developed over time into the St. Martin’s Church on Brabyns Brow that people recognise today. In June 2017, to mark 150 years of worship there, the church is celebrating this memorable occasion with a Flower Festival.

Parkrun goes from strength to strength

By on Sunday, 11 June, 2017

Gina Hitchen and Jeremy Woodham are the new event directors of Marple parkrun, which recently hosted its 250th run and celebrated its 5th anniversary on 27 May. Both Gina and Jeremy have been involved since the beginning, sharing the commitment of their predecessor, James Kemp, who founded this event in Brabyns Park with Catherine Tombs.

New Chair for Carver Theatre

By Helen Rogers on Tuesday, 06 June, 2017

Since joining the Carver Theatre in 1979 at eleven years of age, the life of Joanna Bircher has been intrinsically interwoven with this Marple theatre company.

Mill Brow community celebrates

By Tim Lowe on Tuesday, 06 June, 2017

Double Olympic Gold Medallist Rebecca Adlington was the Guest of Honour at the re-opening of the Mill Brow Recreation Ground in May. The last pieces of play equipment had been deemed unsafe by the council and the children’s park faced closure until the local community sprang into action.

Skatepark re-opens after six years

By on Tuesday, 06 June, 2017

Marple skatepark has reopened, updated and upgraded after a marathon funding effort.

Ambitious plans to link and extend two popular local recreational trails

By Sheila Armstrong on Monday, 15 May, 2017

FOR the past eighteen months a dedicated group of councillors and volunteers have been working hard to survey the footpaths and trails in and around Chapel-en-le-Frith with the aim of protecting and enhancing their recreational and tourist potential.