Local History Society is working with The Marple Website
to share their archives with the world!
Local History Society was formed in 1951 as The
Marple Antiquarian Society and changed to its present
title in 1990. More than 80 members meet on the third Monday
in the month from September to April each year at the
Evangelical Church on Queen Street, Marple.
invite speakers on various subjects of local interest or
from further afield. Recent talks have included Girl Power -
Manchester Style, Ellen Turner - Local Girl in National
Scandal, Life in Longdendale, Underground Stockport, 10,000
years in Mellor, The John Rylands Library and its
collections and "Fire in the Summit Tunnel". The
Society also has close links with the Mellor
Heritage Project and the Iron
Bridge Restoration Group.
In July there
is a Cheese and Wine evening at Mellor, which includes a
guided tour of the archaeological excavations. During the
summer two or three coach tours are organised to places of
interest where specialist guides meet us. Past visits have
included Gorton Monastery, Tissington Hall and Longnor, Port
Sunlight and Ness Gardens, Llangollen, followed by a canal
boat trip over the Ponte Cysyllte Aqueduct, Chesterfield and
Hardwick Hall, Liverpool Cathedrals, and Shibden Hall.
holds extensive archives of local and regional interest and
is constantly adding to them. Many of these are donated by
local people but some arrive from as far away as the U.S.A.
The archives are presently stored at Mellor but the
committee hope to move them to Marple and is actively
looking for suitable accommodation.
subscription for the Society is £10 and visitors may attend
talks for £3. New members are always welcome.
information and contact details for the society can be found
on their own