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Marple Local History Society Meetings 2011 - 2012

September 2011: Detective Work in Local History

Manchester in Old Postcards

On 19 September 2011, Chris Makepeace's talk opened the season. Chris came to the Evangenical Hall on a  light September evening, with members hurrying to renew or take out their first membership.  As the evening grew into night, Chris talked of the solving some of the mysteries of local history research, in an effort to put in place that last piece of the jigsaw.

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December 2011: Railway Pubs & Relics

The Railway Public House

After the food had been eaten,the non-alcoholic punch drunk, the Christmas Party folk settled down to hear an entertaining talk by Warwick Burton on Railway Pubs and Relics. An education for some, including your correspondent,  as Warwick described the past life of some of the local railway pubs, and how he came about to own some railway relics. Warwick who now lives in York, had spent his childhood in Marple, and some of his exploits in those days came to light during the evening.

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