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Re: Marple Lime Kilns Needs YOU!
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 12:59:12 PM »
Friends of Marple Lime Kilns 1st Meeting 7.30pm - 8.30pm Tuesday 28 November 2017

Marple Social & Forces Club Lime Kilns, Lime Kiln Lane, Marple, SK6 6BX

This 200-year old protected structure wants you to grow its hidden potential.
 
 Historic England are waiting in the wings to support the structure, lets get it taken off the at Risk Register.
 
 Stockport Greenspace can help us maintain the greenspace. Can you help us decide what tools we need and to use them?
 
 Everyone of any age can help create the wildflower meadow - Let's plan a family event to include all ages.
   
 Everyone is welcome @Phil !
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Re: Marple Lime Kilns Needs YOU!
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2017, 10:22:41 AM »
Looks really good, thanks for posting Mark but is anything being done to the kilns themselves structurally? Personally I'd love to see them opened up again...

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Join the Friends Group Phil and drive it from the front!
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 09:38:58 AM »
Looks really good, thanks for posting Mark but is anything being done to the kilns themselves structurally? Personally I'd love to see them opened up again...

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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2017, 08:54:03 PM »
The Oldknow Legacy Project Officer has sent the drawings for the landscape improvements at the Lime Kilns and the following accompanying words.

I understand that the work is due to start next week.

Marple Lime Kilns Upgrade...
The site of Samuel Oldknow’s Limekilns is about to get a facelift with new paths, seating and interpretation that are more in keeping with its nationally important heritage status. Limestone features will be included as well as an interpretation of the tramways that were part of the original process. Soft works on site will include planting to form boundaries to Strines Road and Lime Kilns Lane and areas of wild flower meadow (seeds) will be planted. The works are part of the Heritage Lottery Fund supported Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy Project: Mellor Mill & the Peak Forest Canal in Marple.

We are pleased to share representative details of the scheme, which was developed by landscape architects Camlin Lonsdale following several well attended public participation events as well as consultation with Historic England and Stockport Council. Thanks to everyone who has participated in the design process.

Scheduled Monument Consent has now been obtained from Historic England and works are planned to commence later in November with completion in December. Installing onsite interpretation together with wayfinding signs including fingerposts guiding visitors to the site will follow early in the new year when an event to mark the formal opening is also planned.

People who attended a recent ‘Friends’ event got a preview of the proposals and the opportunity to talk about the future potential both for the site and the structure. Until recently a little known or appreciated slice of Marple’s social and industrial history, the Kilns could become an important feature or visitor attraction. A follow up meeting is planned later in November.







For those of you who'd like to zoom in, below is a link to a pdf containing all 3 drawings:
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 06:05:47 AM »
A selection of Arthur's photos of the event have been added to the Lime Kilns album on the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-22





I hope the event went well and you'll be able to form a Friends Group @lolljee

On the plans for landscaping, I can't find anything in the Stockport Planning Portal. Is that because you don't need planning permission or has it not got that far yet?

It would be great to be able to see the plans on-line and I'd be happy to help with that if you have electronic versions that can be shared.
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 04:18:59 PM »
The landscaping plans will be on show on Saturday the 28th of Oct for the event 11am - 2pm. Which I understand is not helpful as you are not around on that day. The Lime Kilns will be receiving some much needed attention. One of the aims of forming a friends group is to continue securing and ensuring the Lime Kilns are given future TLC.

I will post an update as to how the event went and details on the landscaping dates and works.

Thank you

Natasha Lolljee Volunteer & Training Coordinator
Revealing Oldknow's Legacy
http://oldknows.com/

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 06:56:19 AM »
Unfortunately I’m not around on the 28th but is the “impending landscaping” public knowledge? I haven’t heard anything but would love to see this area given some TLC, and ideally have the kilns themselves opened up again....

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Marple Lime Kilns Needs YOU!
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 05:58:33 AM »
Marple Lime Kilns Needs YOU!

We are forming a friends group.

Get involved from the beginning.


This 200-year old protected structure wants you to grow its hidden potential.

Walks, talks and conversation over refreshments and food.

Places are limited – Please book via this link

Speakers: Maria Luczak, Luczak Associates, Landscape Management & Heritage;

Norman Redhead, Heritage Management Director for Archaeology Greater Manchester Archaeological Advisory Service

Representatives of the Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy Project and Stockport Council’s Greenspace Team will also be there to outline available support.

Date: Saturday 28th October 2017
 
Time: 11am - 2pm

Venue: Marple Lime Kilns & Marple Forces Club, 3 Lime Kiln Lane, Marple, Stockport. SK6-6BX

Where to meet us: Meet us at the foot of the gothic Lime Kilns façade, to find out more about the history and special features of this unique site, the impending landscaping and recent discoveries.

From there we can retire to the Social Forces Club for talks and conversation over refreshments and food whilst we consider its bright future.

Everyone welcome: Anyone with an interest in social & industrial heritage, ecology, green spaces & parklands and the enthusiasm of being part of a new group. Not sure what you can bring to the session. Bring yourself and we will help you work it out.

No age restrictions: A crafty table will be available to keep children entertained. Halloween Lantern bags for all to enjoy.



Mark Whittaker

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