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The Marple Website is proud to have been involved in or supported numerous community projects since it began in 1998. The more recent ones are detailed here. Older projects can still be found on the original Marple Website and will gradually be migrated to this section as time allows.
Get in touch with The Marple Website to feature your Community Project or News here.
Patients, volunteers and staff from Blythe House Hospicecare got the opportunity to mingle with TV stars during a special day out provided free of charge by a local coach company.
Smiths of Marple offered the Chapel-en-le-Frith hospice free coach travel and entry to the first ever Countryfile Live event in Yorkshire...
Marple residents and heritage enthusiasts are being offered the chance to save an historically important canal side building and convert it to a community and heritage attraction. The building has been at risk of conversion to residential, but a new plan would renovate The Wharf to be a Community Café and Heritage Centre, with a much-needed health and well-being facility too.
The Marple Website is picking up the baton from the late Jack Turnbull in his mission to track down the WWI letters from Stanley Jack to his wife Annie (nee Pott). Please share this article far and wide in the hope that we can reunite both sets of letters to tell the full story of two ordinary lives turned upside down by war.
The mission is: to seek members of the Jack or Pott families who may know where Stanley's letters are today.
In February 2019 the Marple Website was pleased to be able to rescue two historic plaques from the Albert Schools building on Church Lane due for demolition. These include a previously unrecorded WWI War Memorial and a lost plaque commemorating Thomas and Hannah Carver from 1911.
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 pleased to now be working with Friends of Brabyns Park and the Council to secure the future of the Bronze Plaque installed in 2009.