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Poetry performers come from far and wide

By Matthew Corrigan on Wednesday, 03 January, 2018

A blanket of bleak midwinter fog fell across Marple on the eve of the shortest day. With the lights of the Market Street Christmas trees reduced to a faint, subdued glow, a definite Dickensian atmosphere was discernible. It was all too easy to imagine one could hear the rattling of spectral chains, as though Jacob Marley himself were out there, wandering somewhere in the gloom.

School children produce historic storybook

By on Sunday, 05 November, 2017

Children from two Stockport schools have taken a step back in history and produced a storybook tracing the life of local entrepreneur Samuel Oldknow who lived in the 1700’s.

Marple residents urged to take part in project

By on 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.

Working Lime Kiln highlight of Marple dig

By on Wednesday, 29 March, 2017

The construction of a working lime kiln will be the highlight of a week-long community archaeological dig, culminating in a public open day on Saturday 1 April at Marple Lime Kilns.

Make your way to Marple for end of summer food extravaganza

By on Monday, 22 August, 2016

Make your way to Marple for a mid-September feast of foodie delights, a real ale trail and fun for all. From modest beginnings a decade ago, the town's Food and Drink Festival is now firmly established as one of the most popular events in the local calendar.

A warm welcome at The Samuel Oldknow

By by Helen Rogers on Tuesday, 19 July, 2016

Marple is becoming a place to visit for people who enjoy the taste of a ‘proper pint’ with the opening in March 2016 on Market Street of The Samuel Oldknow, complementing Beer Traders, which opened in December 2015 on Stockport Road.

Local author Hilary provides remarkable insight

By Matthew Corrigan on Monday, 20 June, 2016

Local author Hilary Atkinson provides a remarkable insight into the life of one of Marple’s most well-known figures in her new book, Samuel Oldknow - A New Perspective.