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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2018, 08:36:48 AM »
'Liverpool Cowkeepers'
David Joy
Monday - April 16th


The Liverpool cow houses were home to over 4,000 cows, providing local people with fresh milk and cheese. The practice peaked in the early 1900s when there were 900 establishments across the city.

David Joy’s talk tells the story of the Pennine Dales farmers who, in the mid-1800s, rode the wave of the Industrial Revolution and relocated to Liverpool to keep cows in their backyards to sell fresh milk to the city's growing population. The history of the cowkeepers is illustrated using material from David's own family history and is followed right up until the 1960s, when a way of life that had lasted for more than a hundred years, finally came to an end.

The meeting will start with a short AGM section followed by David's talk.

And to end the season with a treat, the tea & coffee at the end of the meeting will be accompanied by cake !!

The meetings take place in Marple Methodist Church on Church Lane, Marple.  Postcode: SK6 7AY
Visitors are welcome to attend at a cost of £3.
Doors open 7:15pm ready for the meeting at 7:45.
Access is via the main entrance on Church Lane (opposite Mount Drive) and the meetings will be held on the church ground floor.
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More details at....http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/society-meetings.html

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Re: Marple Local History Society Programme 2017/18
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2018, 09:09:44 AM »
'A History of Woodsmoor'
Sue Bailey
Monday March 19th


Woodsmoor is a little known area situated just one mile south east of Stockport. As Sue Bailey’s talk will show, its appearance today - one of roads lined with houses -belies its long and interesting history. Originally a part of the Bramhall Manorial estate, records show that Woodsmoor was first settled in the 16th and 17th century by tenant farmers. While Stockport grew as an industrial town in the 18th and 19th centuries, Woodsmoor remained exactly as it had been in the late 17th century. It wasn’t until 1895 that the houses started to arrive - the most notable of which was the ‘Black and White Bungalow’ shown here. Sue’s interviews with older local residents revealed their memories of interesting events that took place in Woodsmoor in the last century. All of this, put together in her book ‘A History of Woodsmoor’, shows that even the most ordinary of places has a story to tell.

The meetings take place in Marple Methodist Church on Church Lane, Marple.  Postcode: SK6 7AY
Visitors are welcome to attend at a cost of £3.
Doors open 7:15pm ready for the meeting at 7:45.
Access is via the main entrance on Church Lane (opposite Mount Drive) and the meetings will be held on the church ground floor.

Futher details: http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/society-meetings.html
Martin Cruickshank
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Re: Marple Local History Society Programme 2017/18
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2018, 05:04:41 PM »
On Monday at 7:45pm in Marple Methodist Church....

Neil Mullineux investigates the crime, the conviction and the transportation of a Stockport dignitary. Add to that his subsequent rise (and fall) and you have a gripping tale but it is not for the faint-hearted. How did he achieve his position of eminence in the local community and what made him throw it all away?

Transportation was a severe sentence and Norfolk Island was the ultimate destination. This was where the worst convicts, the recidivists and the murderers were sent. How did a middle-aged and middle class man survive the harshness, the depravity and the privation of his sentence to rise to a position of prominence once again? And what led to his final fall from grace? To find out, come to the meeting – 7.30 on Monday, and found out why the photo above.

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We are not, for one moment, suggesting that all Stockport politicians are untrustworthy and out for their own ends. We have faith that all our representatives are upright and honest.


 
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Re: Marple Local History Society Programme 2017/18
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2018, 11:17:14 AM »
'Richard Arkwright's Manchester Mill'
Ian Miller
Monday January 15th

Above: Photograph of Arkwright’s Mill site following the Blitz in 1940.

The second half of the Society’s season kicks off with Salford University's Ian Miller describing the history and archaeology of Richard Arkwright's mill on Shudehill in Manchester. The construction of the complex marked an important moment in the development of the mechanisation of the cotton industry in Britain, going into production in 1783, a steam-powered pumping engine was used in conjunction with a waterwheel. In his selection of a site remote from a river, Arkwright indicated his intention to power the mill machinery by steam. A technical shift that signalled the birth of the steam-powered textile mill, and the beginning of the rise of Manchester as a factory metropolis. Going into production in 1783, destroyed by fire in 1854, it was rebuilt, suffering its final destruction during the Manchester Blitz of 1940.

The meetings take place in Marple Methodist Church on Church Lane in Marple.  Postcode: SK6 7AY
Visitors are welcome to attend at a cost of £3.
Doors open 7:15pm ready for the meeting at 7:45.
Access is via the main entrance on Church Lane (opposite Mount Drive) and the meetings will be held in the church itself, on the ground floor.
Martin Cruickshank
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Re: Marple Local History Society Programme 2017/18
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 06:59:10 PM »
'Manchester Drunk & Sober'
Anne Beswick
Monday December 11t
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Anne Beswick will draw the curtain on the Society’s calendar year when visiting Marple, to tell of Manchester both drunk and sober. A city, that could be said knows how to have a party! Anne will review the history of Manchester beers and pubs and also that of the temperance movement, which had a stronghold in the north-west. Tales will range from pints of Boddies to bottles of Vimto. And what’s more, the customary ‘brew’, post-meeting, will be accompanied by the seasonal mince pie or two.

The meetings take place in Marple Methodist Church on Church Lane in Marple.  Postcode: SK6 7AY
Visitors are welcome to attend at a cost of £3.
Doors open 7:15pm ready for the meeting at 7:45.
Access is via the main entrance on Church Lane (opposite Mount Drive) and the meetings will be held in the church itself, on the ground floor.
Martin Cruickshank
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November Meeting Marple Local History Society
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 06:32:16 PM »
'Marple & Mellor - A Textile Tale' -
Judith Wilshaw
Monday November 20th


Above, an amazing postcard of Mill Brow with a faded ghostly image showing how it got its name.

Until the mid-18th century textiles were produced by hand in a domestic setting. The invention of a succession of machines automated the process of spinning, greatly increasing output of spun yarn, and brought about profound changes which we now call the Industrial Revolution. The damp climate of north west England, the ready availability of hill streams to provide water power, and the proximity of Liverpool, the major port for cotton imports, made the region ideally suited for the growth of the cotton textile industry. This talk explores the developments, focusing on the Marple and Mellor area.

The meetings take place in Marple Methodist Church on Church Lane in Marple.  Postcode: SK6 7AY
Visitors are welcome to attend at a cost of £3.
Doors open 7:15pm ready for the meeting at 7:45.
Access is via the main entrance on Church Lane (opposite Mount Drive) and the meetings will be held in the church itself on the ground floor.
Martin Cruickshank
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MLHS October Meeting : The Arts & Crafts of the Marple Area
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 05:16:30 PM »
Barrie & Wendy Armstrong
'The Arts & Crafts of the Marple Area'

Monday, October 16th

St Martin's Nave and side chapel
(St. Martin's was established in 1867 by Mrs Hudson, the lady of Brabyns Hall. Built during the Arts and Crafts era and extended in the Art Nouveau period the church contains works by William Morris, Dante Gabrielle Rosetti, Sir Edward Burne-Jones and Ford Maddox Browne.)
Doors open 7:15pm ready for the meeting at 7:45. Access is via the main entrance on Church Lane (opposite Mount Drive) and the meetings will be held in the church itself on the ground floor.
The annual subscription for the Society is £10 for 8 meetings, a visit to an individual meeting cost £2

Darker evenings beckon as we slide into October. On the 16th, Barrie & Wendy Armstrong will visit the society and present a talk on 'The Arts & Crafts of the Marple Area.' The Armstrong’s have combed the landscape for buildings displaying or incorporating designs from the Arts & Crafts, and have also published several books.

The Arts & Crafts movement was made up of English designers and writers who wanted a return to well-made, handcrafted goods instead of mass-produced, poor quality machine-made items.

The Movement, a movement of ideals, took its name from the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, founded in 1887, but it encompassed a very wide range of like-minded societies, workshops and manufacturers. It advocated the reform of art at every level and across a broad social spectrum, and it turned the home into a work of art.

The annual subscription for the Society is £10 for 8 meetings,  £2 being for visitors
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MLHS September Meeting : Strawberry Studios - Peter Wadsworth
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 07:41:17 PM »
MLHS Meeting 18th September: Peter Wadsworth – ‘Strawberry Studios
The opening track of the album 'The Season 17-18' will be played by Dr. Peter Wadsworth - ‘Strawberry Studios’. Throughout the world the musical legacy of Manchester is famous. Perhaps less well known is the important part that Stockport played. Opened in 1967 in a 20 foot square room over a record shop, the recording studio, established itself as a premium recording spot after being taken over by Eric Stewart and Peter Tattersall. The facility offered technical opulence not seen in the north before. A recording studio that welcomed Sir Paul McCartney, The Stone Roses, Neil Sedaka, 10cc, Joy Division, and The Smiths through its doors.

 Peter will be using both sound and vision to reveal this facet of modern industrial history, the music industry of the hat town, Stockport.

Please note, all 8 tracks, of 'Season 17-18', will be revealed at our monthly meetings from September to April. All tracks are played live, and are not available in any other formats. Should you come along to the September meeting, then all eight live performances may be booked for just £10, this £10 incudes access to the Society trips, and even the post meeting refreshments!
A bargain that is sure to please.

Doors open 7:15pm ready for the meeting at 7:45. Access is via the main entrance on Church Lane (opposite Mount Drive) and the meetings will be held in the church itself on the ground floor.
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Re: Marple Local History Society Programme 2017/18
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 10:20:28 AM »
Marple Local History Society Programme 2017/18

Marple Local History Society generally meets at Marple Methodist Church on the third Monday of the month from September to April, apart from December, when the meeting is then held on the second Monday of the month.

Doors open 7:15pm ready for the meeting at 7:45. Access is via the main entrance on Church Lane (opposite Mount Drive) and the meetings will be held in the church itself on the ground floor.

The church includes a hearing aid loop system which is most effective for people sitting near the side walls and in the rear pews of the church.

Here is the programme for the 2017 / 2018 season:

18th September: Peter Wadsworth – ‘Strawberry Studios’

16th October: Barrie & Wendy Armstrong - ‘Arts & Crafts of the Area’

20th November: Judith Wilshaw – ‘Marple & Mellor - A Textile Tale’

11th December: Anne Beswick - ‘Manchester ‘Drunk & Sober’’

15th January: Ian Miller - ‘Arkwrights Shudehill Mill’

19th February: Neil Mullineux – ‘A Mayor in Chains’

19th March: Sue Bailey – ‘Woodsmoor, The Story’

16th April: David Joy – ‘Liverpool Cowkeepers - A Family History’


To learn more visit the Society's own web site: http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/society-meetings/meetings-2017-2018.html
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Marple Local History Society Programme 2017/18
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2016, 03:18:45 PM »
This thread is for the current Marple Local History Society Programme of Meetings.


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