Industrial History of Marple
The heart of Marple for over one hundred years.
A history of the mill which epitomised Marple for over a century. It looks at the operation of the mill, how it was managed and the work involved. Just as important, it looks at the workers in the mill over the years and includes memories of some of the people who worked there. The narrative goes on to profile the various owners - who they were, how they managed and what happened to them when they left the mill. Finally it measures the impact the mill and its owners have had on Marple and District both at the time and the legacy that is still with us today.
Author: Ann Hearle.
Published: Marple Local History Society, 2014.
A5 booklet, 68 pages, 56 illustrations.
The availability of coal in the area was instrumental in attracting many of the mills to the area. Although it was difficult to mine it provided work for many men of the district (and before 1842 to many women and children as well). However, the coming of the railways brought cheap coal to the mills from Yorkshire and spelt the death knell for many local pits although some mining carried on until 1982.
Author : Derek Brumhead
Published - Marple Local History Society September 2012
A4 book 42 pages 54 illustrations