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 Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership has announced a children’s art competition called the MY CHESHIRE POSTER AWARDS to provide a teaching resource for children who are unable to go to school due to the Coronavirus. They have teamed up with Chester artist Nicky Thompson to design the awards which are open to Marple children aged 4-11.
I never see anything about what Mrs Barlow of Woodville did at the outbreak of the war when my two younger sisters and I and my best friend and her younger sister were evacuated out of Manchester centre with the rest of the pupils of our school. Mrs Barlow took all five of us into her home and we were treated like we were her own. As you can imagine it was a very different life to what we were used to as children of working class parents. It was a beautiful home and we all enjoyed being there.
As a distraction to the current problems while everyone is staying safe at home, the Marple Website is holding an online Adventure Film Festival inspired by those run by Marple Scouts in recent years. At least one new film is being added to the collection each day in the Community Forum.
The Marple Website is also doing its best to maintain a list of shops, takeaways and sevices that may be able to help you get through the crisis in the Community Forum too. Particularly useful for non-Facebook users.
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.