Marple Local History Society Trips in 2010 - 2011
The 2010 - 2011 season saw us trekking over the Pennines, into and beyond Manchester before a final trip gliding along one of our local canals aboard the narrowboat "Bell".
The ‘Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy’ project, which finished in 2018, included exploratory investigations of the bank of limekilns near Top Lock on the Peak Forest Canal. From this a group of interested people banded together as the Friends of the Lime Kilns (FOLK) to further the investigations and work to maintain the kilns. Their most recent endeavour has been a community archaeological dig at the top of the kilns in the Forces Club car park starting at Easter and finishing with an Open Day on 30 April.
The first trip of MLHS’s 2010 season was an expedition to the delights of Sheffield on Thursday 21st October.
As is customary on these occasions, a coffee and comfort break was called after an hour or so and on this occasion it had been arranged at the Visitor Centre and factory of David Mellor Cutlery near Hathersage.
In March we went to the People's History Museum on the banks of the Irwell. No coach was involved, we were directed to find our way there by public transport. (It is always assumed we all qualify for free travel - which may not be the case.)