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 Marple Santa Dash organised by Romiley and Marple Lions on behalf of Kidney's for Life has become one of the most popular fixtures in the Marple Christmas calendar and it's with a very sad heart we share the news that it has been postponed.
The Lions are refusing to use the word "cancelled" and are determined to hold a delayed event at the earliest practical opportunity. Maybe there will be an Easter Santa Dash next year - let's hope so!
A family from Marple have won the title of the Best Dance and Performing Arts School in the North with their family run business:
Unfortunately, due to the Covid19 situation, this year will be very different for the Marple Poppy Appeal, as there will be no poppies to sell!
However, inspired by the NHS Rainbows that have been on display throughout Marple, the Poppy Appeal Team has designed a very special A3 size poster for people to display in their windows to show their support.
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.