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« Reply #55 on: November 03, 2022, 07:11:47 AM »
Thanks to research by Hilary Atkinson and @tonyjones, we now know a little more about the story of Frederick Booth, the gardener who worked and lived on the Brabyns Estate for more than 50 years:

https://www.marple.website/local-history/50-years-of-faithful-service.html

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« Reply #54 on: October 27, 2022, 10:33:44 AM »
An unusual artefact comes home to Marple

Every now and then an Internet search comes up trumps for all involved!

In October 2022 Fred Duthy in Sweden was clearing out a box of his grandmother's stuff and found a tiny metal cylinder around 2cm diameter and 5cm long. On it was engraved the following inscription:

Frederick Booth
from
Miss Hudson
on completion of 50 years
of faithful service.
Brabyns 1860 – 1910


Read more on he main site: https://www.marple.website/local-history/50-years-of-faithful-service.html


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« Reply #53 on: October 25, 2022, 09:00:41 AM »
Listen to The Marple Band on BBC Radio 2 in 1996

Every now and then something unusual is donated to Marple Local History Society Archives. Earlier this year former Marple Librarian Margaret Bradbury decided to pass on a cassette tape that she'd had for a very long time. It was a recording made way back in 1996 featuring The Marple Band on Radio 2's Listen to the Band.

You can listen again now with BBC permission on The Marple Website:

https://www.marple.website/local-history/the-marple-band-on-radio-2.html


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« Reply #52 on: May 09, 2022, 06:20:00 AM »
Local charity The Macnair Trust has published their annual accounts to November 2021 on their Marple Website Community Page:

https://www.marple.website/macnairtrust

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« Reply #51 on: September 14, 2021, 07:46:13 AM »
This week, with the help of Friends of Chadkirk, the old Marple Website article about Chadkirk Chapel and Estate has been updated and migrated to the new web site:

https://www.marple.website/marple-today/chadkirk-chapel.html

The Friends of Chadkirk also now have an entry in the Community Directory:

https://www.marple.website/community/community-groups-in-marple/784-friends-of-chadkirk.html


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« Reply #50 on: May 09, 2021, 09:09:15 AM »
Plans to revitalise Brabyns Bike Track are gaining momentum

Many local people will not be aware that there's been a Bike Track in Brabyns Park since 2004.

It looks like this won't be a secret for much longer, as a new group of volunteers are intent on putting the old track back on the map.

Read more on the main site: https://www.marple.website/community-projects/brabyns-bike-track.html


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« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2021, 08:45:52 AM »
Local charity The Macnair Trust has published their annual accounts to November 2020 on their Marple Website Community Page:

https://www.marple.website/macnairtrust

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« Reply #48 on: October 14, 2020, 07:33:33 AM »
Winners of best dance and performing arts school in the North

A family from Marple have won the title of the Best Dance and Performing Arts School in the North with their family run business, Debut Academy of Performing Arts:



Read more on the main site: https://www.marple.website/community-projects/debut-dance-academy.html

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« Reply #47 on: October 03, 2020, 06:39:54 AM »
Marple Website Movie Premier: Oldknow 200

In 1990 the Marple community celebrated the bicentennial of Samuel Oldknow's Mellor Mill with a 2 week long event. This record was filmed and produced by Tony Sheldon and Denise Ambery. At the time only 25 copies of the VHS video were made, with one copy in Marple Library. So the Marple Website's on-line premier of this wonderful look back at Marple's History is likely to be the first time that many folk have seen it.



Link to main site: https://www.marple.website/local-history/samuel-oldknow/oldknow-200.html

A special thank you to Tony and Denise for allowing their film to be shared on The Marple Website. Also to Anne Frazer for help preparing the film for publishing on-line.

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« Reply #46 on: September 06, 2020, 06:16:39 AM »
Francis Brindley and the Marple Brindleys

This article written by Noel Brindley was migrated from the old site to the new yesterday:

https://www.marple.website/local-history/marple-brindleys.html


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« Reply #45 on: August 26, 2020, 07:14:32 AM »
Love the new plaque ordered by Plan Bee Honey Bee Sanctuary for the Marple Website's sponsored hive.



Read the full story here: https://www.marple.website/community-projects/plan-bee-sanctuary.html

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« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2020, 06:30:33 AM »
Plan Bee Honey Bee Sanctuary to the rescue!

During the Covid-19 Lockdown heatwave in May 2020 the bees living in our Dove Cote in the garden started swarming regularly. At the beginning of July a breakaway group formed on a post near our back door, which was a little too close for comfort. So we contacted Plan Bee Honey Bee Sanctuary and they came to our rescue immediately.

We were so impressed that The Marple Website has become an annual sponsor of our own hive!

Read the full story on the main site: https://www.marple.website/community-projects/plan-bee-sanctuary.html




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« Reply #43 on: July 24, 2020, 08:04:51 AM »
Rollins Wood Update

Rollins Wood, the Community Woodland in Marple Bridge has updated their Community page on The Marple Website this morning:

https://www.marple.website/rollinswood




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« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2020, 06:47:59 AM »
The Last Caretakers of Marple Hall?

I was recently contacted out of the blue by octogenarian Ann Allan, who has shared information that sheds new light on the story and reveals the identity of the gentleman, and his wife, who were probably the last caretaker and housekeeper of Marple Hall.

The story has been added to the main site this morning:

https://www.marple.website/local-history/marple-hall/last-caretakers-of-marple-hall.html




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« Reply #41 on: May 03, 2020, 06:52:27 AM »
Local charity The Macnair Trust has published their annual accounts to November 2019 on their Marple Website Community Page:

https://www.marple.website/community/436-macnair-trust.html