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Re: Marple Local History Society Programme 2016/17
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 07:58:29 PM »
Monday 10th April 2017: 'The Goyt Valley Miner' - Kevin Dranfield


The Society’s season draws to a close with the April meeting. The meeting will comprise of three parts. Firstly, an AGM section, secondly a presentation by Kevin Dranfield, author of ‘Goyt Valley Miner’. Kevin’s mother, Phyllis, was the eldest daughter of Jack and Mary Hewitt. Jack was the last of four generations of his family to mine in the Goyt valley. And was the final manager of the Castedge Mine, which lay just below Errwood Hall. During the 17th century and beyond coal was mined in the upper Goyt Valley - by following narrow seams horizontally into the hillside, rather than digging down. High-quality coal, much in demand by local blacksmiths, was produced at the Castedge pit. By the early 1900s most of the other mines in the area had closed. But the Castedge mine survived until September 1933. But why? Learn on the night.
And finish with, the third section of the evening, tea and cake. That, alone, should entice you along to the meeting!

At the Marple Methodists Church, doors open 7.15pm, meeting commences at 7.45pm.
Meeting details on this section of the Society's website..
http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/society-meetings.html
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Re: Marple Local History Society Programme 2016/17
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2017, 08:02:06 PM »
Monday 20th March 2017:  'Manchester: The 19th Century Shock City' - Erin Beeston
In March we welcome Erin Beeston to the Society. Erin, a PHD student at Manchester University, will tell us of life in the “shock city”. Manchester, a city that flourished as a result of the industrial revolution but at the same time was afflicted by slums and seemingly intractable social and environmental problems. ‘Shock city’, a term coined by Asa Briggs in 1963 in ‘Victorian Cities’. The talk will take the examples of Campfield and Knott Mill to chart the effects of urbanisation. This area was first changed by the arrival of the Bridgewater Canal and then the Liverpool Road Railway Station. Discover what life was like in the area, from Chartist agitation, amusement fairs to the opening of Manchester’s first public library. Erin has recently won Manchester University’s 2016 History Prize competition.
Marple Methodists Church, doors open 7.15pm, meeting commences at 7.45pm.
Meeting details on this section of the Society's website...http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/society-meetings.html


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Re: Marple Local History Society Programme 2016/17
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017, 05:04:13 PM »
20th February 2017: 'The Lyme Missal' - Neil Mullineux



Know your Caxton? In February we welcome Neil Mullineux to his home ground, being a member of the Society’s committee. One of the other hats that Neil wears is that of a volunteer guide at Lyme Hall. This is the home of the Lyme Missal, the earliest-known printed book bearing the stamp of William Caxton, the father of British printing. The Missal was used by priests for Mass and the orders of worship from daily prayers to wedding and funeral services but there is much more to it than that. Neil explores the early history of printing and asks some fundamental questions. Why is it called the Sarum Missal? What was Old Sarum and why is it famous? Who crossed out references to the Pope? These questions and more will be answered if you pass through the doors of the Marple Methodist Church after 7.15pm, on February 20th, but if you stay away...

Here's a poster about the meeting too: www.marple-uk.com/historyposter.pdf
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2017, 06:27:12 AM »
Monday 16th January 2017  'Gorton Monastery', Clare Mount
Please note that there is an error in the January/February edition of the ‘Inside Marple’ publication. In this, the date for the next meeting is given as January 23rd, this is WRONG. The meeting is on January 16th.



Marple Methodists Church, doors open 7.15pm, meeting commences at 7.45pm.
Meeting details on this section of the Society's website...http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/society-meetings.html



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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2016, 12:11:40 PM »
21st November 2016 : 'A History of New Mills Railways' -  Derek Brumhead


‘The railway was opened to the public on Saturday last, July 1st. Great numbers of people assembled at New Mills terminus to witness the arrival and departure of the trains. The distance between New Mills and Marple is commonly called ‘a good hour’s walk’, but it is now easily accomplished by ‘Puffin Billy’ in seventeen minutes. Great taste has been displayed, and the comfort of the passengers studied, in the erection of the station house.’ This was how The Glossop Record reported the exciting news of the New Mills Central Station opening on Saturday 8th July 1865.
Derek Brumhead, a friend of the Society, will reveal the history of New Mills railways in this month’s talk.

Marple Methodists Church, doors open 7.15pm, meeting commences at 7.45pm.
Meeting details on this section of the Society's website...http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/society-meetings.html
Martin Cruickshank
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Re: Marple Local History Society Programme 2016/17
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2016, 08:01:58 PM »
17th. October 2016 : 'St. Martin’s Arts & Crafts Church' -  Anthony Burton


Saint Martin's Church is an Anglican church following the traditions of the Anglo-Catholic Oxford Movement. It 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. The Architect was John Dando Sedding. Later extensions feature the work of architect Henry Wilson and includes works by Christopher Whall. St. Martin's will be the subject of this second talk of the season, delivered by Anthony Burton.

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Marple Local History Society Programme 2016/17
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2016, 03:18:45 PM »
Marple Local History Society Programme 2016/17
   
   
19th September 2016: Paul Callaghan – The History of Trafford Park

    17th October: Anthony Burton – St. Martin’s Art & Crafts Church

    21st November: Derek Brumhead – The Railways of New Mills

    12th December: Ann Hearle – The Old Vicarage, Mellor. Never a Vicarage !

    16th January 2017: Claire Mount – Gorton Monastery

    20th February: Neil Mullineux – The Lyme Missal

    20th March: Erin Beeson – Early Urban Manchester History

    10th April: AGM & Kevin Dranfield – The Goyt Miner
Venue and Location
The meetings take place in Marple Methodist Church on Church Lane in Marple.  Postcode: SK6 7AY
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.

Subscriptions

The annual subscription for the Society is £10 for 8 meetings. This also allows participation in the Society's trips.

more information can be found on the MLHS website: http://www.marplelocalhistorysociety.org.uk/


Martin Cruickshank
webmaster, Marple Local History Society