Welcome to the Marple Website

The Marple Website's involvement in Community Projects

The Marple Website is proud to have been involved in or supported numerous community projects since it began in 1998. The more recent ones are detailed here. Older projects can still be found on the original Marple Website and will gradually be migrated to this section as time allows.

Get in touch with The Marple Website to feature your Community Project here.

Looking for Stanley Jack's Letters

Jack Turnbull with Annie's lettersLooking for Stanley Jack's Letters to Annie

The Marple Website is picking up the baton from the late Jack Turnbull in his mission to track down the WWI letters from Stanley Jack to his wife Annie (nee Pott). Please share this article far and wide in the hope that we can reunite both sets of letters to tell the full story of two ordinary lives turned upside down by war.

The mission is: to seek members of the Jack or Pott families who may know where Stanley's letters are today.

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Iron Bridge Plaque Relocation

Relocation of Brabyns Iron Bridge Bronze Plaque

As many people will know, the Marple Website was the driving force behind the restoration of the Iron Bridge in Brabyns Park. This lengthy project began in 2001 and restoration was completed in 2008. The web site is pleased to now be working with Friends of Brabyns Park and the Council to secure the future of the Bronze Plaque installed in 2009.

Brabyns Iron Bridge and the Bronze Plaque

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Congratulations to Marple, Rose Hill and Romiley Stations

Local groups scoop 3 Best Kept Station Awards

The Marple and Romiley area has scooped 3 Awards at the 16th Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards Evening held on Tuesday 5th February 2019. Marple won the Transport for Greater Manchester Award; Romiley the World War 1 Centenary Award and Rose Hill the Merseyrail In Bloom Award. The awards cover pre-1974 Cheshire boundaries which includes Stockport and the Wirral and in 2018 the lead sponsors of the Awards were Merseyrail. All three winners are Northern stations. Cheshire's best kept stations

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Volunteering for Marple

Marple needs your support to inspire local projects and events!Marple Christmas events

Over many years, Marple has been the home of a community that has generated a timeline of successful local events. The Carnival, which started in 1962, has over 55 years of memories in its foundations. Since 2006, the Marple Food and Drink Festival has drawn crowds of families and people from all areas to these unique experiences. Brand new events, such as “Make it Marple” have also been successfully introduced into the community calendar for Marple recently.

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Marple Santa Dash 2018

Marple Santa Dash 2018 raised over £7,000

Marple Santa Dash 2018Now that things have settled down after a somewhat hectic but very satisfying Christmas season, I am delighted to be giving you an update on the Romiley and Marple Lions Club activities. I have waited for details of the sponsorship money raised on behalf of Kidneys for Life so that I could report as accurately as possible on the totals raised by or on behalf of the Club.

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