Marple Local History Society

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  1. Summer Stroll (A): Mill Browhttps://mlhs.org.uk/trips/trips-2017-2018/summer-stroll-a-mill-brow.html

    Grounds of Peak Forest, during the Medieval era; Ludworth Corn Mill serving the needs of the scattered farms in the area. Mill Brow, by the Ludworth corn Mill A small crowd of 27 forgo the chance of catching the 18,615th episode of the Archers, to hear...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: Trips 2017 - 2018
  2. Mill Brow Walk - June 2023https://mlhs.org.uk/trips/trips-2021-2023/mill-brow-walk-june-2023.html

    sunny evening, about 20 of us set out from the top of Townscliffe Rd/Clement Road in Mellor, heading across the fields to Mill Brow, led by Frank Pleszak. At the head of the road was Townscliffe Farm, built in 1790 with earlier sections. William Jowett,...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mark Whittaker
    • Category: Trips 2022-2023
  3. Marple Bridge Past and Presenthttps://mlhs.org.uk/stories-from-the-archive/places/marple-bridge-past-and-present.html

    in boundary reorganisations in 1936. Very little is known about early Ludworth, except that there was a corn mill at Mill Brow in the 1200s. The local people kept adding to their land by “assarting” - that is making new fields by felling trees, clearing...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: Places
  4. Mrs. Joseph Swindell's memorieshttps://mlhs.org.uk/stories-from-the-archive/memories-of-local-people/compstall/mrs-joseph-swindell-s-memories.html

    Mrs Joseph Swindells Mrs. Joseph Swindells, who died in 1965 at the age of 86, was Miss Fanny Thornley when she taught at Compstall School. She was a native of Compstall and lived in the district all her life. Her family were closely connected with...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: Compstall
  5. Marple Bridge Stroll - May 2022https://mlhs.org.uk/trips/trips-2021-2022/marple-bridge-stroll-may-2022.html

    mills. It was owned for many years by the Yarwood family, related to Mike Yarwood, the comedian. Higher up the stream in Mill Brow, were Clough Mill, Primrose Mill, Ludworth Corn Mill, Holly Vale Mills, and finally Holly Head Bleach Works, which is now...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: Trips 2021-2022
  6. Telephone Directory from 1911 https://mlhs.org.uk/reference/telephone-directory-from-1911.html

    The original of this directory, which may be seen by clicking Davenport Station Archives had phone numbers for all the Stockport area, this has been filleted to obtain the pickings for Marple,and surrounding area, this may be seen below, the pdf of the...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: Reference
  7. Nov. '17 : Judith Wilshaw – ‘Marple & Mellor - A Textile Tale’ https://mlhs.org.uk/society-meetings/meetings-2017-2018/a-textile-tale.html

    west England. In the process she demonstrated how Marple and Mellor fitted into that history. An ambitious tour de force! Mill Brow An amazing postcard of Mill Brow with a faded ghostly image showing how it got its name. Marple and Mellor - A textile...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: Meetings 2017 - 2018
  8. February 17th 2014: Mill Brow - A Hamlet in Ludworthhttps://mlhs.org.uk/society-meetings/meetings-2013-2014/february-17th-mill-brow-a-hamlet-in-ludworth.html

    In February we shall escape the wilds the Atlantic Ocean and St. Kilda, and travel to the green fields and streams, of Mill Brow, where, by the nineteenth century, four cotton mills graced the valley The area which had been part of the royal hunting...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: Meetings 2013 - 2014
  9. Spade Forge - Marple Bridge https://mlhs.org.uk/our-local-heritage/spade-forge-marple-bridge.html

    1804. It was powered by a waterwheel, turned by the fast-flowing Mill Brook which rises on the moors above the hamlet of Mill Brow, ¾ mile above Marple Bridge. This small stream powered at least five water mills, of various purposes, along its banks at...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: Our Local Heritage
  10. Norbury, Hazel Grove https://mlhs.org.uk/our-local-heritage/norbury-hazel-grove.html

    The ‘mystery picture’ in the MLHS August newsletter was an aerial view of the Fiveways Pub on the corner of the A523 Macclesfield Road and Dean Lane in the Norbury area of Hazel Grove. Picture 1 The Fiveways The pub was built in the late 1930s, the...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: Our Local Heritage
  11. Mr. Bradbury's Memories https://mlhs.org.uk/stories-from-the-archive/memories-of-local-people/compstall/mr-bradbury-s-memories.html

    just as I was getting ready the taxi come for me, course I'd neither washed nor shaved so I sent him for me brother at Mill Brow. By the time he got back I was ready and I had to go back again at half past five to look to me ponies, lock all up and...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: Compstall
  12. Bringing History Alive: letters from the archiveshttps://mlhs.org.uk/stories-from-the-archive/people/bringing-history-alive-letters-from-the-archives.html

    Things ain’t what they used to be” is a refrain we often hear but were they so good in the old days? These two letters describing Marple Bridge and Mellor in the 1920s and 1930s give a picture of life as it was. Bill Hughes and Marion Woods,were both...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: People
  13. A walk up the Locks (Part 2)https://mlhs.org.uk/our-local-heritage/a-walk-up-the-locks-pt-2.html

    Brabyns Brow marks an obvious division in the Marple flight between the lower eight and upper eight locks. It is approximately halfway, not just in the number of locks but also in the distance covered. Another distinction is that this is the point at...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: Our Local Heritage
  14. William Henry Chadwick: Chartist & Mesmeristhttps://mlhs.org.uk/stories-from-the-archive/people/william-henry-chadwick-chartist-mesmerist.html

    This story is a result of researching the history of William Henry Chadwick in response to a request from Christopher White, from Romiley, who now lives in France. William Henry was his gt gt gt grandfather. William (not Henry then) was born in 1829,...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: People
  15. Past news of local crime and misfortuneshttps://mlhs.org.uk/stories-from-the-archive/people/past-news-of-local-crime-and-misfortunes.html

    The late Peter Bardsley (1929-2010) scoured the 19th and early 20th centuries Stockport Advertisers, and other local papers, in the Stockport Heritage Library for these stories of the Marple past. Peter was a stalwart of several organizations in...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: People
  16. Marple Smithfield https://mlhs.org.uk/our-local-heritage/marple-smithfield.html

    In the last three hundred years Marple has changed from a rural community to an industrial neighbourhood and now to a post-industrial commuter area. However, although gradual, these changes have not been mutually exclusive - there were early signs of...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: Our Local Heritage
  17. Tom Oldham's Memories Part 3 https://mlhs.org.uk/stories-from-the-archive/memories-of-local-people/mellor/tom-oldham-s-memories-part-3.html

    in his cap, saturating the lining with a yellow mess, and his mother wasn’t happy with the gift. Mellor Church from the Mill Brow side, a rare view We seemed to get snow every winter, often really big falls such as these. We had a good toboggan run down...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: Mellor
  18. Making One’s Mark https://mlhs.org.uk/stories-from-the-archive/people/making-one-s-mark.html

    A human handprint made about 30,000 years ago, on the wall of the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc Cave in southern France. Somebody tried to say, “I was here!” but of course, with no written language, this person just made his Mark which the cave painters did more...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: People
  19. Tom Oldham's Memories Part 4 https://mlhs.org.uk/stories-from-the-archive/memories-of-local-people/mellor/tom-oldham-s-memories-part-4.html

    My father’s chief leisure occupations were golf and gardening. He made a beautiful garden of our plot at the front of the cottage with immaculate lawn and beds of rose bushes. We had no back garden and there was no space for vegetables. Consequently,...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: Mellor
  20. Postcards Part 6 – February 2020https://mlhs.org.uk/stories-from-the-archive/postcards/postcards-pt-6-february-2020.html

    Licensed as a beer house around 1832, Ralph Smith was landlord in 1891. Ten years later, his wife Phoebe was the licensee and the pub was popular with ramblers and country walkers. It closed its doors to the public in the 1920s and became a private...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Martin Cruickshank
    • Category: Postcards
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Acknowledgement

Marple Local History Society would like to thank Mark Whittaker for his indispensable help and contribution in designing and setting up this website, which he continues to host on behalf of the Society.

About the Society

The Society was formed in 1961, following almost a decade of interest in local history matters. Originally called The Marple Antiquarian Society, it changed its name to The Marple Local History Society in 1990. The Society is a Registered Charity, 500099.

Monthly meetings are held between September and April, several field trips are made each year. The society publishes a range of publications, has an active archive session on Thursday mornings, and organises occasional exhibitions.

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