This is the community web site for Marple in Stockport. It was started in 1998 to provide useful information for local people and potential visitors and to contribute to the fantastic community spirit that abounds in this small canal town on the edge of the peaks. It continues to do this with regular updates and lots of interaction with the local community.
Looking for something still on the old site? Please use this link.
This is a video from Marple Local History Society's archives of Tom Oldham recalling his memories of Mellor. It was recorded in 1997 by Gordon Mills and Stanley Knott and was converted from VHS tape to digital format by The Marple Website in January 2011. In February 2020 it has been uploaded to Youtube and migrated to the new website.
These two wonderful scrapbooks were complied by Flora Buck while she worked as a Red Cross Nurse at the Brabyns Auxiliary Military Hospital from October 1914 until May 1919. The content of the scapbooks will be fascinating to anyone interested in Marple's history during this period. The frequency and detail of the regular reports in local newspapers is quite amazing and it was clearly the social media platform of its time in a way that is not always appreciated today.
The January draw of the Friends of Marple Memorial Park 50-50 Club has been made and the lucky winners announced.
To date over £850 has been awarded in prizes and a similar amount allocated to Park Funds, so this is a great way to support the volunteers who look after our wonderful park.
There is still time to subscribe before the next draw deadline of 29 February, so please read more about how you can support the Friends of the Park and be in with a chance to win a cash prize each month too!
If you represent a local non-profit making organisation that you feel should be featured in the Community Group Pages, if you'd like a banner to promote your local business, or if you have any ideas about how the site can be improved, please get in touch using the contacts page.
Independent contributions and articles on local history, attractions or other matters of interest to the local community are particularly welcome.
If you enjoy what's here please register on the Marple Community Forum and Notice Board and join in the discussions.