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.
Organisers of Open Gardens in Marple are hoping for just one more garden to open its gates for Cancer Research UK this summer, which will round numbers off nicely to a fantastic 20 gardens opening over the weekend of 7th and 8th July 2018.
We held the first of what is hoped to be an annual event – a Public Speaking Competition for local schools. The competition was split into 3 categories – Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors. Schools could enter several teams for each category and held eliminating rounds at their own school. The winners from each school went through to a final which was held at Chapel-en-le-frith Golf Club.
Members of The Society of Marple Artists are again making preparations for this year’s annual exhibition. The event will be held, as usual, in the Methodist Church Hall, Church Lane, Marple, SK6 7AY on Friday 20th April from 10.00am until 9.00pm and on Saturday 21st April from 10.00am until 5.00pm.
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.