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Re: Marple Local History Society 2014 / 2015 Programme
« on: September 13, 2012, 06:40:19 PM »
This thread is for the latest Marple Local History Society Programme.


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Re: Marple Local History Society 2014 / 2015 Programme
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 06:51:49 AM »
Change of Venue for MLHS Meetings from September 2014

Due to the growing popularity of Marple Local History Society Meetings they have recently published the following letter to their members, and of course this applies to visitors and prospective new members too.

To All Members of Marple Local History Society

10th March 2014

Dear Member

I am writing to let you know of some changes to the arrangements for our regular meetings, which have become necessary as a result of the popularity of the Society.

As many of you will know, our regular meetings have become increasingly popular to the point where it is putting some strain on our normal venue for those meetings, the Evangelical Hall on Queen Street, Marple.  The regulations limit the number of people attending to fewer than 120 and if we exceed this number we are in breach of our agreement with the church, affecting amongst other things the Society’s public liability insurance. There has been a rising trend in the numbers attending our meetings, culminating in a situation in February where the total number of members and visitors reached 130, clearly in excess of the required maximum.  Accordingly, the Committee has decided to seek alternative accommodation for the meetings for our next season, which starts in September and I am pleased to be able to tell you that suitable premises have been found at the Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple, which is a short distance from our current venue.

Our meetings for the remainder of the current season – on March 17th and April 14th – will be held at the Evangelical Hall but to avoid the situation which we had at the last meeting, we will have to introduce a system to limit the number of attendees to a maximum of 120.  We propose to put out just 120 chairs at the start of both meetings and admit people to the hall on a first come, first served basis until all the chairs are filled.  I very much regret that this may cause inconvenience to those who will not be admitted to the hall, particularly in a situation where a member cannot gain entrance but where there are already visitors who arrived earlier.

These arrangements are only temporary until we are able to use the new premises in September.  In the meantime, I would urge members who wish to attend the March and April meetings to try to ensure they arrive in good time so that they get one of the seats.

As you will appreciate, the safety of all members and visitors is a priority for the Committee.

Hilary Atkinson - Chairman, Marple Local History Society.

For more information about MLHS visit their own web site designed and set up for them by The Marple Website: www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk
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Re: Marple Local History Society 2014 / 2015 Programme
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014, 06:42:02 AM »
Marple Local History Society Programme for 2014 / 2015

15th September 2014 - Ian Morgan - Footpads, Kings and Highwaymen.

20th October 2014 - Ian Doughty - Congleton: A Textile Town.

17th November 2014 - Steve Williams - Oh! What a Lovely War.

8th December 2014 - David Burridge - Where are we now?

19th January 2015 - Ann Hearle - Hollins Mill.

16th February 2015 - David Frith - A History of Longdendale Valley.

16th March 2015 - Glen Atkinson - The Big Ditch: The building of the Manchester Ship Canal.

20th April 2015 - Various Artists - Photos from the Archive.

Don't forget new venue is the Marple Methodist Church on Church Lane.

To download a poster of the next event click here: www.marple-uk.com/historyposter.pdf

To learn more about Marple Local History Society Meetings visit:

http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/society-meetings.html
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Re: Marple Local History Society 2014 / 2015 Programme
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2015, 04:02:49 PM »
January Meeting - Hollins Mill with Ann Hearle
Hollins Mill, four storeys high, 30m long and 15m wide, stood on the site that is now occupied by Hollins Parade and the Co-Op store, soon to be Asda.

This picture of Stockport Road from its junction with Market Street shows clearly how Hollins Mill dominated the village centre.

For our first meeting in 2015, Ann Hearle, author of our latest publication, ‘Hollins Mill, The heart of Marple for over one hundred years’, will take us on journey through the history of this lost landmark. During our travel through that evening, Ann will enlighten us on the workings of the mill, its impact on the history of Marple, how workers and the mill were managed, the owners of the mill, and the fate of these owners and the mill.
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Re: Marple Local History Society 2014 / 2015 Programme
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2015, 04:11:59 PM »
The next meeting of the Local History Society, on Monday 16th March, will see a visit from Glen Atkinson to illuminate us on the history of the Manchester Ship Canal: 'The Big Ditch'.
 
Manchester Ship Canal, a waterway, 36 miles in length, linking Manchester and the Irish Sea, constructed over six years from 1887, at a cost of £15 million (£1.65 billion today). This huge civil engineering project required the removal of millions of tons of soil and rock.

Thomas Walker, the contractor employed by Manchester Ship Canal Company for the building of the canal, believed in using the latest technology of the time, to aid his men in the project, nevertheless the majority of works was done by manpower alone. He also had a reputation for caring both for his men's physical and spiritual needs.

Glen will use images from the 4.5" glass slides, in his tale of this remarkable endeavour, produced by the four company appointed photographers tasked to record this Victorian adventure in engineering.

The latest addition to the MLHS website is a report, by Neil Mullineux, on the 'Longdendale Valley in Retrospect' talk.
See Latest Additions, at the bottom of the homepage at....

http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/
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Re: Marple Local History Society 2014 / 2015 Programme
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2015, 08:17:29 AM »
Here's a poster about the next MLHS meeting on Monday 20 April 2015. I must admit I'm looking forward to this one!

There is also a pdf version here: www.marple-uk.com/historyposter.pdf

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Re: Marple Local History Society 2014 / 2015 Programme
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2015, 12:13:37 PM »

Marple Local History Society Meeeting, Monday April 20th 2015

Marple Hall : The Inside Story

As the curtain comes down on the History season at the April meeting, following a brief AGM section, we go behind the curtains – the curtains of Marple Hall. Although the Hall is long gone, Neil Mullineux will take us on a visit to the hall. He will guide us through the main rooms, revealing the richness of the lost interior. A local version of the Antiques Roadshow. Not only that but sale prices as well! How much was paid for a suit of armour or the bed that John Bradshaw actually slept in? And is it all truly lost? Where are these items now? What happened to the stained glass? And the unique French tapestries? If that is not enough to whet your appetite there may be one or two tales about the people who lived there. What happened to the girls who were rude to their new stepmother?

Who was the man who married for money and got his comeuppance? All will be revealed on 20th April.

Please note: Only Society Members are allowed to vote during the AGM section, visitors are nevertheless invited to attend both the AGM and the talk that follows.
Martin Cruickshank
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