Stories of Places
A story of a strange things going on, one night, at Marple Station......
In 1908 the station had extensive station buildings - the Midland waiting room having upholstered seats and a coal fire in an attractive fireplace for cold winter days. The change from a main line to suburban station had begun with an increase in residential traffic to Manchester, compared with ten years previously. This spurred on the building of new houses in the area, with fine residences for the well-off Manchester commuters being developed in Ley Hey Park, near the station, and other areas.
A newspaper article of 1908, describes one rather unusual night at Marple Station.