Marple Local History Publications
The Society produce several forms of publications. Amongst these are books on the history of the area, on individual buildings and families together with historic walking guides for the area. You can browse all our publications by category, using the menu on the left hand side of this page.
Mellor Archaeological Trust publications may be seen at MAT publications
Alternately, selection of the Society’s publications may be found at Marple Bookshop and Marple Post Office.
Of course all our books are at the British Library, pictured below, but to secure a copy of your very own, pop along to one of our meetings, always sold there, or use the contact email above.
The heart of Marple for over one hundred years.
A history of the mill which epitomised Marple for over a century. It looks at the operation of the mill, how it was managed and the work involved. Just as important, it looks at the workers in the mill over the years and includes memories of some of the people who worked there. The narrative goes on to profile the various owners - who they were, how they managed and what happened to them when they left the mill. Finally it measures the impact the mill and its owners have had on Marple and District both at the time and the legacy that is still with us today.
Author: Ann Hearle.
Published: Marple Local History Society, 2014.
A5 booklet, 68 pages, 56 illustrations.
The availability of coal in the area was instrumental in attracting many of the mills to the area. Although it was difficult to mine it provided work for many men of the district (and before 1842 to many women and children as well). However, the coming of the railways brought cheap coal to the mills from Yorkshire and spelt the death knell for many local pits although some mining carried on until 1982.
Author : Derek Brumhead
Published - Marple Local History Society September 2012
A4 book 42 pages 54 illustrations
An examination of the growth of the cotton industry in Marple and the reasons why it did not succeed.
Author: Ann Hearle & Fred North.
Published: Marple Local History Society, 1996.
A5 booklet, 20 pages, 6 illustrations.
ISBN: 0 95422716 5 6