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.
The final news for 2020 is that despite the fact there were no poppies to sell, there were no collection pots out in shops, pubs, restaurants etc. and despite having to shut down the Asda stand on Wednesday evening 4th November, loosing Thursday, Friday and Saturday, which are historically the busiest days, the Marple Poppy Appeal Team still managed to collect £12,079.75p, which is absolutely amazing!
Well done to the Marple Poppy Appeal Team and everyone who sponsored, donated or helped.
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 working with Friends of Brabyns Park and the Council to secure the future of the Bronze Plaque installed in 2009 and is pleased to report that following completion of Stage 1 works in October, Stage 2 funding of £1,656 to complete the project has been awarded to Friends of Brabyns Park by the Macnair Trust in November 2020.
The Marple Website is delighted that sales of the Marple Canals and Waterways Calendar 2021 will raise funds for Friends of Marple Memorial Park.
Published by Stationery Supplies, with 12 stunning seasonal scenes by Colin Hughes, Mike Thornton and John Varley and printed by HB Printing, the calendar is available only from Marple Stationery Supplies, or on-line here.
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.