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Welcome to the Marple Local History Society website

Latest Additions:  November Diary Dates, Arts & Crafts in the Marple area

Hollins Mill

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/buildings/picture_71.JPG Work in progress, weaving cotton in Hollins Mill.

From the Society Archives.

Our Next Meeting: Monday November 20th

Mill Brow

'Marple & Mellor - A Textile Tale' - Judith Wilshaw

Left, an amazing postcard of Mill Brow with a faded ghostly image showing how it got its name.

MLHS Archives Online Launch

After much hard work, mainly by Committee Member Louise Thistleton, we are pleased to announce that our digital archive is now open!  To access the Archive, please click here.

Read, A Ground-breaking Society

Planning Application Submitted for Housing Development at Marple Wharf

A planning application reference DC/067001 has been submitted to Stockport MBC.  Marple Civic Trust's response may be viewed here. A new petition has been started and can be reached here.

Book now !! For the Greater Manchester Archaeology Day, Saturday 25th November at Salford University.

Archaeology Day is a day of guest speakers highlighting just some of the significant archaeological projects and excavations over the past year. There will be book stalls, society stands and displays, view locally excavated artefacts, the Historic Environment Record database for Greater Manchester to investigate and refreshments at each break. This day is designed for practitioners, professionals, and especially members of the public.

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.