Development of Marple
We know Samuel Oldknow as one of the key figures in the early part of the Industrial Revolution - an innovator and an organiser who dominated the market for muslin before he was thirty. However, he was much more than that. A true product of the Enlightenment, there were many sides to his life and career. As a businessman, as a builder, as an agriculturist and above all, as a community leader, he changed the face of Marple and Mellor for ever. This definitive study of Oldknow's life examines every aspect of this complex man and his legacy which is still with us today.
Author: Hilary Atkinson
Published: Marple Local History, December 2015.
A5 Booklet, paperback, 68 pages
This volume has been written to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Marple station in 2015.An overview of the way different transport networks have served Marple and Mellor since the first industries in the area. First the turnpikes, then the canal with early tramways and then the railways proper.
Author: Neil Mullineux
Published: Marple Local History, July 2015.
A5 Booklet, paperback, 50 pages
Author: Anthony W Jones.
Published: Marple Local History Society, September 2013.
A5 Booklet, 56 pages