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From Sheep Farmer to wool maker

By Denise Ead on Wednesday, 03 January, 2018

I recently interviewed Devin Reed at his cottage in Mill Brow after spotting him at a Roman Lakes “Fact and Fun Day”. I was curious to find out about sheep farming in our area and also the process of producing wool for knitting.

Kindred spirits in Kinder Mountain Rescue Team

By Avril Marsh on Tuesday, 05 December, 2017

Kindred spirits in Kinder Mountain Rescue Team are Amanda Howlett and Alison Aldridge, two of five female hill team volunteers in this 50-strong squad. Their wish ‘to give something back’ means they don’t mind the 24/7, 365 commitment, their love of energetic outdoor sport keeps them at peak fitness, they enjoy the camaraderie and hope their example will encourage more women to join.

Gingerbread Festival - 'a wonderful family day out'

Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

The Gingerbread Festival (now in its 3rd year) will be held at Whaley Bridge Uniting Church from 10am - 3pm on January 13th 2018.

Miles turn to smiles!

By Avril Marsh on Monday, 25 September, 2017

Miles turned to smiles when the Wise-Evans clan arrived in Trearddur Bay after cycling from Marple Bridge over the midsummer weekend in June. Their Miles for Margo journey was in memory of Margaret - Margo - Wise who died, aged 58, in February 2015; their mission was to raise funds for the Christie, to say thank you for taking such good care of Margo during her illness.

Mellor painter Richard Leng undertakes ambitious project for local causes

By Louise Robertson on Saturday, 16 September, 2017

Back in last year’s winter edition of the Review we wrote about an unusual way for a person to raise much needed funds for Mellor Village Centre, St. Thomas’ Church and its chosen charities (Wellspring, St. Anne’s Hospice, Medicins sans Frontieres and the Bible Society).

Textile Journeys

By Avril Marsh on Wednesday, 05 April, 2017

Margie Jenkins is one of three guest teachers at this April’s ‘Textile Journeys’ at Mellor Parish Centre, an event that regularly attracts textile artists from far beyond the locality. As president of the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles, Margie has considerable expertise and will be teaching a workshop on colonial knots with beading. Margie’s own textile journey began in California, where she was born and bred: she cannot remember a time she didn't stitch - embroidery, knitting, tatting, patchwork - along with the other women in her family. Her style defies categorisation, her approach is eclectic. “I am as happy tackling an intricate north country quilt as splashing paint over fabric for a contemporary design,” she says, “traditional, modern, for banner or cushion, I enjoy the whole spectrum, and I always have something on the go. Even when I am travelling - to see my family in California, or on Guild visits here, I pack what I’m going to stitch before what I’m going to wear.”

Marple residents urged to take part in project

Wednesday, 05 April, 2017

Marple residents are being urged to take part in an ‘oral history’ project and have their reminiscences of three of the town’s most important historical sites recorded for posterity.

Bell ringers visit to Big Ben

By Tim Lowe on Monday, 21 November, 2016

As well as ringing the bell, every week the Mellor Church bellringers wind-up the clock so an invitation from local MP William Wragg to visit Big Ben was warmly welcomed.

Cast iron motif arrives back home

By Avril Marsh on Tuesday, 04 October, 2016

For more than a century this elaborate cast iron motif adorned the Victorian platform at Marple railway station, then in the 1970 modernisation, it was destined for scrap. But Percy Moyes, a passenger from Mellor, asked the demolition men to cut this feature from its framework and - nearly 50 years later - it has just come back to Marple station via Aberystwyth, brought by John Oldham, a friend of Percy’s son, Anthony, since boyhood.

Marple’s Green Belt under threa

Sunday, 25 September, 2016

The aim of the Green Belt is to form a barrier to prevent urban spread, so creating areas where countryside is preserved for agriculture, forestry and outdoor recreation. Around Marple large areas of Green Belt have helped to preserve the feel of a country town but all this could be about to change.