Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Marple Book

There is a new Marple Book out now.

It contains over 90 old photographs and postcards of Marple and District, which includes Chadkirk, Marple Bridge, Mellor, Compstall, Hawk Green, Strines, High Lane and the Roman Lakes.

Each old picture has a corresponding modern photograph to accompany it.

This book will be a record for the future. Compare the scenes of yesteryear with those of today, and have a keepsake record of the area in 2009.

It can be obtained for £12.99 from-
Stockport Heritage Centre, St. Mary's church, the Market Place.

or direct from the authors, Coral Dranfield 01614274006, Steve Cliffe 01663719129

2009 Chadkirk Festivel

The weather could not stop the annual Chadkirk Festival, although on the Sunday it did try.

Romans and Eastern Dancers added to the fun and the usual stalls and entertainments.

The Trust were there with 'Norman the Knight', who, although being shot many times by the children, was still standing at the end of the weekend.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Heritage Destroyed

More of Marple's heritage was destroyed this week, when a WWII command post was flattened by contractors preparing a work site ready for next years repair of Dan Bank.

The work site will probably be there for 12 - 18 months. The command post has been there for 60 years.

An unusual construction, with two rooms each with a metal arched roof.

The arched riveted steel roofs were the last thing to be seen of what was probably a unique relic in the borough.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Summer /09 Magazine Out Now

The Summer issue of the Stockport & District Heritage Magazine, is on the shelves now and just as good as ever.

There are stories about -
Happy school days.
Pubs with character.
Life of a photographer on the Stockport Advertiser.
Daw Bank's early 'House of Industry'.
A ramble around Reddish.
The Monkey Run.
Underbank Hall.
Old Cottage of Brinnington.
When a hayloft became a school.
St Philip's Cheadle.
Arden Hall.
As well as book reviews and many letters from readers.

Get your copy from local newsagents, Stockport Heritage Centre in St. Mary's Church, Market Place, or direct from the Editor.