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Local Issues / Re: Car park charges
« Last post by corium on January 12, 2018, 09:50:49 AM »
One thing I note from the maps & info kindly pointed to by others & combining it  is that the car parking in Brabyns Park is council owned but they don't seem to regard it as being near the station...unlike all the commuters I see using it!
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Monthly Events / Re: Task Day in Memorial Park [Last Saturday each month]
« Last post by admin on January 12, 2018, 07:05:54 AM »
Unfortunately we had to cancel both November and December Task Days due to the weather but someone was certainly busy in the park in November!



The first scheduled Task Day of 2018 is Saturday 27 January and we'd be delighted if you can come along for however long you can between 10 am and 2 pm.

Stout footwear and suitable clothing should be worn and bring your own gardening gloves and small hand tools if you have them. Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

To learn more about what we do for the park check out our fantastic promotional video created by one of our regular volunteers:



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Miscellaneous / Re: Walking Maps / Guide for Marple area
« Last post by andrewbowden on January 11, 2018, 04:48:06 PM »
@DLL I work in the imaging business and to me, that looks very much like a scan of an OS map with some modifications done by software to add the route of the march and point of interest along the way.

The source of the mapping doesn't look OS to me - the contours are weird, and have height colours, plus the colours and icons are wrong.  I've seen that mapping type before - can't place it though.  Presumably some small mapping company.

(For the benefit of the doubt, I am talking about the provider of the maps in the book ;) )
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Miscellaneous / Re: Walking Maps / Guide for Marple area
« Last post by admin on January 11, 2018, 04:34:02 PM »
Thanks all

I could do with finding out where this map was sourced from :-

http://www.mellor-march.org.uk/assets/mellor-march-map.pdf

@DLL That's a copy of the Mellor Map that I provided a link to earlier!

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Miscellaneous / Re: Walking Maps / Guide for Marple area
« Last post by Howard on January 11, 2018, 03:59:25 PM »
Thanks all

I could do with finding out where this map was sourced from :-

http://www.mellor-march.org.uk/assets/mellor-march-map.pdf

@DLL I work in the imaging business and to me, that looks very much like a scan of an OS map with some modifications done by software to add the route of the march and point of interest along the way.
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Miscellaneous / Re: Walking Maps / Guide for Marple area
« Last post by DLL on January 11, 2018, 01:46:47 PM »
Thanks all

I could do with finding out where this map was sourced from :-

http://www.mellor-march.org.uk/assets/mellor-march-map.pdf
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Local Issues / Re: Car park charges
« Last post by andrewbowden on January 11, 2018, 12:12:34 PM »
To avoid ANY doubt, the Stockport Council website lists the Purple Pakora car park as 'Middlers' on this page
https://www.stockport.gov.uk/car-parks/car-parks-in-stockport
(select Find Address and enter 'SK6 7DA' - the Purple Pakora postcode)

Stockport Council also have a map that shows their land and assets
https://www.stockport.gov.uk/stockport-council-land-and-assets-map
Using the same postcode we can see that they own land marked "Brabyns Brow Picnic Area".  Whilst named that, it's clear from the map that the land includes the car park.

So not railway owned.
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Local Issues / Re: Car park charges
« Last post by Dave on January 11, 2018, 11:07:29 AM »
That would not surprise me, as there is a well used vehicular access on to the railway track via that land.
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Local Issues / Re: Car park charges
« Last post by gazwhite on January 10, 2018, 09:21:50 PM »
Yes, I agree with that @Harry I was getting my wires crossed, sorry @corium I didn't realise the one at the Pakora was council owned too.

I've been told on a few occasions that the Purple Pakora car park was/is owned by Rail Track/Network Rail/the railways...
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Local Issues / Re: Rachels Stile Mellor
« Last post by Phil on January 10, 2018, 01:40:28 PM »
Just came across this post from 2010....

I happened to be up by Rachel's stile for a different reason (see below) but to answer the original question; I understand that Rachel Lowe, who loved the walk to and views from this point, often visiting with her dog, sadly died young of meningitis.

Why was I up there? Perhaps I'm going mad but I'm sure there used to be some sort of "cat" carving/memorial near to Rachel's stile. Told the kids about it when we were up there in the snow just after Christmas and was wandering in the area again today. Could I find it? Could I 'eck. So, am I imagining it or has my memory challenged me geographically? And if it does exist, what's the back story please?

RH.
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