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At a glance: Speakers 2014 -15 Season

Date, Speaker and Subject

  • 15th September 2014: Ian Morgan - Footpads, Kings and Highwaymen
  • 20th October: Ian Doughty Congleton: A Textile Town
  • 17th November: Steve Williams - Oh! What a Lovely War?
  • 8th December: David Burridge - Where are we now?
  • 19th January 2015: Ann Hearle - Hollins Mill, who owned it?
  • 16th February: David Frith - A History of Longdendale Valley
  • 16th March: Judith Atkinson - The Big Ditch: The building of the Manchester Ship Canal
  • 20th April: Neil Mullineux - Marple Hall-The Inside Story

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. More details here.