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Marple Transport Society

Contact Person: John Mee or John Davies
Address: Social Forces Club, Lime Kiln Lane,
Area: Marple
Town: Stockport
Postcode: SK6 6BX
Phone: 0161 427 5419 or 0161 427 4885

Farewell Meetings Programme Autumn 2018 – Spring 2019

Marple Transport Society has held regular monthly meetings on a variety of different transport subjects for the last 40 years. All are welcome to attend this, our final year.

Meetings are held at The Marple Social Forces Club on Lime Kiln Lane, Marple, SK6 6BX and usually take place on the second Wednesday of each Month between September and May starting at 8pm.

We normally have an illustrated talk from a guest speaker, but the December meeting is traditionally our annual pre-Christmas Transport Quiz, and the January meeting gives our members a chance to show their own transport slides.

As well as the more regular railway, bus and canal subjects we have covered a wide range of topics over the years including car rallying, the history of stagecoaches and the experiences of a Manchester Ship Canal diver.

In addition to the monthly meetings, we organise occasional visits to both local and national sites of transport interest.

The society was formed in 1979 and met for the first year met at the Norfolk Arms in Marple Bridge. The West Towers Hotel in Marple (later Almonds) was our home for many years before moving to the Navigation Hotel in 1997 and then the Social Forces Club in 2013.

Please note that, sadly, after 40 years, 2018 - 2019 will be our final programme of meetings.

Our attendances are still good (15-20), but nearly all our members are senior in years and finding new speakers is becoming more and more difficult. Thank you to all who have supported us over the years.

We charge an annual membership of £4, plus a small meeting charge to cover room hire.

We look forward to welcoming any new members or guests to our meetings.

Visit the Forum & Noticeboard Events section for latest programme.

If you require any further information, please contact John Mee 427 5419 or John Davies 427 4885.

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