Marple Local History Society Trips
Each year members of the Society have a choice of trips to various historical locations to choose from, the cost of which varies dependent on the destination.
Some times we leave Marple early in the morning to visit factories and mills many miles away before returning in the evening. We've been to Blackpool to climb the tower, eating fish and chips to fortify us for a trip on a tram to see the lights. We've also had an afternoon trip along the Peak Forest Canal before a buffet at the Ring o' Bells.
The replica Mellor Mill Date Stone
“They think it’s all over now”. But wait dear reader, for MLHS members it’s not over, just yet. The call of three summer evening strolls can be heard. Just as for the last four years, the third Monday evening of the month is not free, in neither May nor June nor for that matter July. Holiday and the risk missing out! A dawning realization tells us that just that merely August is free from Society activities, phew! See the further Summer Evening Strolls
This summer we had a coach trip to Bolsover Castle and Heage Windmill on 7th July. The coach picked us up in the usual places at 8:30 am. It turned out to be a rather rattly old bus with a friendly driver and some strange, but useful properties...
Read on to discover the joys it brought in a wet summer!
This year our Spring Outing took the form of two walks in the valley of the River Etherow as it emerges from Longdendale. Both were led by David Frith who grew up in the area and gave an interesting talk to the Society a few years ago. The morning walk was in the village of Broadbottom and Mottram was visited in the afternoon.
Neil Mullineux reports...
In 1945 Aneurin Bevan depicted Britain as “an island of coal surrounded by a sea of fish.” This memorable image may no longer hold true but the heritage remains and our visit to the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield demonstrated just what a role coal has played in our development over the last two centuries.
Tuesday 6th March dawned sunny and bright, a splendid day. But it was on Wednesday 7th that MLHS went to Derby and it was cold, grey and wet! However, the coach was on time and we were soon on our way to High Lane and on across the Peaks to Derby.