Visiting London Road Fire Station January 2017
Society day trippers enjoying traditional Manchester weather on the bonus trip to Manchester, but what have they just spotted ? (visit report)
Monday 20th February 2017: 'The Lyme Missal' - Neil Mullineux
Know your Caxton? In February we welcome Neil Mullineux to his home ground, being a member of the Society’s committee. One of the other hats that Neil wears is that of a volunteer guide at Lyme Hall. This is the home of the Lyme Missal, the earliest-known printed book bearing the stamp of William Caxton, the father of British printing. Read More
Coming up: Details of the Spring visit to Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery may be found here. Please note: Society visits and trips are for members only.
Free Archaeology training with Revealing Oldknow's Legacy
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.