F.W.Hall and Eliza Hall at Stone Row
Mr F W Hall, ex-engine driver and caretaker of Marple Lodge with wife Eliza Hall (nee Cooke) at their home on Stone Row in around 1921. The little girl and the smartly dressed gent are unknown. Provided by great-grandson Tom Lord.
On the website: Latest Publication: Samuel Oldknow - A New Perspective by Hilary Atkinson. Latest addition: Mr. Brabury's Memories, part of new section of the website, 'As I Remember'. These memories were recorded, organised and presided over by Mrs Gladys Swindells, then Chairman of Marple Antiquarian Society (now the Marple Local History Society). The original interviews took place after 1961, by which time the interviewees were over 80 years of age, their memories returning back to the late 19th. century.
Summer History Walks
At the April AGM, members were offered a questionnaire, to fill in, to give their views on the Society’s activities. One request that arose from this exercise was for a series of summer local history walks. In response, four walks have been organised for summer 2016.
The last walk of the series will take place in the afternoon of Sunday August 21st , at 4 pm, led by Chairman Hilary Atkinson. All Saints, originally a chapel of ease, has been at the centre of religious life in Marple for more than five centuries but how much do you know about it? Find out about the three churches built on the site that have served the community over the years.
Why was the first church replaced in 1811? Why was the present church built in 1880? More details of the walk
Lancashire Mills to Close? This summer may be your last opportunity to visit Helmshore & Queen Street Mills. These historic Lancashire textile sites are threatened with closure in September 2016. Details on this pdf
About the Society
The Society was formed in 1961, following almost a decade of interest in local history matters. Originally The Marple Antiquarian Society, it became The Marple Local History Society in 1990. As a society, we research the history of Marple, endeavouring to unfold it's story, along with that of the surrounding area, including Marple Bridge, Mellor, Compstall, Strines, Hawk Green and High Lane. Monthly meetings are held between September and April, several field trips are made each year. The society publishes a range of publications, has an active archive session on Thursday mornings, and organises occasional exhibitions. More details here. The Society is a Registered Charity, 500099.