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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

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« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2020, 07:51:50 AM »
Marple Website Movie Premier: The Great Fire that destroyed Mellor Mill!

You can now view sensational CGI film of the 1892 fire at Samuel Oldknow's Mill that came to light from the archives of the Mellor Archaeological Trust at the end of April 2020:

Read the full story here: https://www.marple.website/local-history/samuel-oldknow/1892-fire-at-mellor-mill.html







A very BIG thank you to Chris Mann at Mannmade Productions, Mellor Archaeological Trust and Take27(Chester) for allowing the film to be premiered on The Marple Website.

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« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2020, 10:54:30 AM »
Marple Hall rear entrance door traced to Romiley

Chuffed to get this article nailed while fully complying with isolation restrictions:

Read how the owner of a property in Romiley and The Marple Website confirmed a local legend that the front door of 1 Padden Brook originally came from Marple Hall in the 1960s:

https://www.marple.website/local-history/marple-hall/marple-hall-rear-entrance-door.html








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« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2020, 04:33:37 PM »
Woodville Hall - Memories of a Wartime Evacuee

In 2013, 87 year old Vera Liniham wrote of her stay as an evacuee with Mrs Barlow at Woodville Hall in 1939 for the Marple Website.

Today Vera's article has been migrated to the new site:

https://www.marple.website/local-history/memories-of-a-wartime-evacuee.html


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« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2020, 12:17:41 PM »
Memories of Old Marple by Hannah Robinson

Many people will know Hannah Robinson, who has lived in Marple all her life. She was born on Ellesmere Avenue on the 15th of May 1935, moving to Chadwick Street when she was four and working at Marple Swimming Baths, the Goyt Mill as a 'lady winder' and Strines Printworks.

Hannah's memories of Old Marple, in her own words written in 2015, have been migrated to the main site this morning.



https://www.marple.website/local-history/memories-of-hannah-robinson.html

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« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2020, 04:34:39 PM »
Fatal Explosion at the Dolce Vita!

A little artistic licence has been employed for that alarming headline, as the events described here happened many years before the Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant came to occupy its present position on Stockport Road, opposite the entrance to Memorial Park. However, as it easily identifies the location in question for the majority of local people, I hope that readers will forgive the deliberately misleading start to this article, just migrated to the new web site: https://www.marple.website/local-history/fatal-explosion-at-the-dolce-vita.html




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« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2020, 07:13:38 AM »
Monty - a Marple Connection

Did you know there was a connection between Field Marshall Montgomery and Marple?



Audrey Featherstone's article explaining this has been migrated to the new web site this morning.

https://www.marple.website/local-history/monty-a-marple-connection.html

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« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2020, 07:36:11 AM »
Memories of Mellor with Tom Oldham

This morning the video of Tom Oldham talking to Gordon Mills and Stanley Knott in 1997 about his memories of Mellor has been migrated to the new web site:

https://www.marple.website/local-history/memories-of-tom-oldham.html


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« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2020, 09:48:56 AM »
"THERE'S FROGHALL UP THE CALDON" by DAVID BRINDLEY and JACK TURNBULL

The classic tale of "Froghall up the Caldon" has been migrated to the new web site:

https://www.marple.website/froghall-up-the-caldon.html

Two hilarious accounts of a trip on the narrowboat "ALICE" from Marple to Froghall Junction undertaken by two totally bewildered, bemused beginners in 1989. The first account is The Daily Log written by Cap'n Jack 'Titanic' Turnbull; the second, in verse, by his crew member and cook, David 'Beans Again' Brindley.






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« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2020, 11:29:26 AM »
Memories of Marple with Barbara Hambleton

This morning the video of Barbara Hambleton talking to Gordon Mills in 1996 about her memories of Marple and Marple Bridge has been migrated to the new web site:

https://www.marple.website/local-history/memories-of-barbara-hambleton.html