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.
John Bradshawe was probably born at 'The Place', later known as Peace Farm, which was located on the site of the Co-Op Service Station, at the corner of Stockport Road and Church Lane. The blue heritage plaque on the wall of the shop to commemorate it as the site of his birth is the only public tribute to a man who, for a period, held the highest office in the land.
During the few months leading up to Christmas a few members were busy building a new Father Christmas sleigh in readiness for our annual Christmas collections. The beginning of December saw members erecting the Nativity Crib in New Mills. It was great to see families looking at the figures in the crib and the story of Christmas being explained to the children.
Alan Proctor is a well-known local character - once met never forgotten. He wrote the first draft of his recollections of Hawk Green in 2005 and I wanted to publish them at the time but they were (rightly) featured on the HGRA web site, so I linked to them instead. After the HGRA site went off-line, Alan asked for them to be reproduced on The Marple Website so that they can be shared with the wider community, as they should be.
A new booklet has been published by local artist and writer Chris Hague that will raise funds for local charities, including New Horizons.
The booket costs £5 and ALL money raised will go to local causes.
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.