Recreation Ground, Marple
The Recreation Ground on Arkwright Road from a school project on Child Welfare and Youth Work, written by K. Taylor in 1949.
After last year’s successful launch...back by popular request
Three Summer Monday Evening Strolls
"They think it’s all over, but it isn't now."
Just when you were thinking of how to occupy the long, long summer evenings. What comes along ? Not one, not even two but a magnificent three Society evening walks to fill that vacuum. What is there not to like ? More Details
15th May 2017 All Saints Churchyard with Hilary Atkinson
19th June 2017 Melandra and Glossop with Neil Mullineux
17th July 2017 Bugsworth Basin with Ian Edgar and Judith Wilshaw
About the Society
The Society was formed in 1961, following almost a decade of interest in local history matters. Originally called The Marple Antiquarian Society, it changed its name to The Marple Local History Society in 1990. The Society is a Registered Charity, 500099. More details here.
October 1859 – letter from William Foster, ship’s carpenter to his wife:
“My dear wife, I am sorry to inform you that the ship is a complete wreck. She has gone to pieces this morning, about 5 o’clock. There are only 25 – 30 of us saved out of about 400 souls.
Dear wife, give my love to the children and tell them I will be home as soon as the letter.”
Amongst the passengers who did not survive was Sarah Ann Foster (neé Woodruff). Sarah was born in Hatherlow in the township of Bredbury on the 28th April 1821 and christened at Hatherlow Independent church. Her mother was Mary Woodruff and it is likely that Sarah was illegitimate, as her father’s name is not recorded.