Following the Canal & River Trust’s “Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy” project, funded largely by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Friends of Oldknow’s Lime Kilns (FOLK) was formed with the aim of working with the council and Historic England to protect and stabilise the structures, while at the same time further enhancing the ‘pocket park’ that lies at the foot of the kilns.
The specific aim of the Trust is to support good causes in the Marple Area (this is defined as being within the previous U.D.C. boundary), the majority of the Trust's trustees must also reside within this boundary. This area includes not only Marple itself but also Marple Bridge, Mellor, Rose Hill, Hawk Green and a substantial part of High Lane.
We serve as a listening ear for our local community, with ordinary people supporting those struggling to cope, round the clock, every single day of the year. From our base in Heaton Moor, we offer emotional support by person, by telephone or by email. However, we proudly support the whole of Stockport, as well as neighbouring areas.