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This event has now been rescheduled......

Marple Local History Society’s exhibition “From cripples holiday home to orthopaedic hospital” at Marple Library will be formally opened by the Mayor of Stockport on Saturday, 12th May 10.30. a.m. - 12.00 noon. The exhibition will then run from 12th May to 19th May during normal library open hours.

Formed in 1897, the Band of Kindness and Children’s Help Society encouraged children to be kind to animals and in turn their fellow citizens.  In 1903 respite care was provided, with the charity renting a house at Peacefield, Marple.  This was the start of a long association with Marple which resulted in the building of a country nursing home on Dale Road that eventually became the children’s hospital and later “Tree Tops”.

Working with Disabled Living, this exhibition tells not only the story of Marple’s contribution but also how a small Manchester based charity has developed into a national provider of practical solutions supporting disabled adults, children and older people.

For a fascinating introduction to the subject visit the "Tree Tops" Album on the Virtual History Tour.


Mark Whittaker

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Marple Local History Society Exhibition @Marple Library [12 - 19 May 2018]
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 07:31:03 AM »
THE EXHIBITION IN MARCH WAS POSTPONED DUE TO THE WEATHER.

New arrangements will be advised as soon as they are available.


Mark Whittaker

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