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History of the Society

Hilary Atkinson & Ann Hearle
Present and Past Chairmen, Hilary Atkinson and Ann Hearle

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.

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Meetings, archives etc.

Launch of Marple Local History Society’s exhibition “From cripples holiday home to orthopaedic hospital” at Marple Library on Saturday 12 May 2018. By Arthur Procter.

Society Activites: 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.

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