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Wellington Wheel Pit Opening Event

Opening of the Wellinton WheelpitAnn Hearle explains the workings of mill leats at the opening of Wellington Wheel pit, at Mellor Mill, on Saturday 10th March 2012. By Arthur Procter.

Coming Up:

Facts & Fun at Roman Lakes

Sunday 3rd September 11am - 5pm, A Fundraising & Awareness Day for Mellor Archaeological Trust & Friends of The Valley

Traditional Lawn Games - Fete Stalls - Rural Crafts - Face Painting - Beer Tent - Guided Tours - Pop Up Museum -Vintage Salvage Finds - Plant Sales -Local Produce - Interactive Workshops - Live Music

Special Guests - Dr Butlers Hatstand Medicine Band

Adults £3, Under 16's Free, Lake Road, Marple, Sk6 7HB (Event Poster)

Next Meeting:

Strawberry StudiosThe opening track of the album 'The Season 17-18' will be played by Dr. Peter Wadsworth - ‘Strawberry Studios’. Throughout the world the musical legacy of Manchester is famous. Peter will be using both sound and vision to reveal this modern industrial history, the music industry of the hat town, Stockport.

Please note, all 8 tracks, of 'Season 17-18', will be revealed at our monthly meetings from September to April. All tracks are played live, and are not available in any other formats. Should you come along to the September meeting, then all eight live performances may be booked for just £10, this £10 incudes access to the Society trips, and even the post meeting refreshments!

A bargain that is sure to please.

Doors open 7:15pm ready for the meeting at 7:45. The meetings take place in Marple Methodist Church on Church Lane in Marple. Postcode: SK6 7AY

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.

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.