Friday, 21 June 2013
Saturday, 15 June 2013
Marple Civic Society was one of eight Civic Society's from across the country invited to attend the event. The Society was represented by Gillian Postill, Alan Postill, Arthur Procter and the Society's patron Andrew Stunell MP.
Launching the event, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles MP said "Civic Day is a great time to take pride in our local communities and the neighbourhoods we love. Enthusiastic and enterprising people, like those involved in civic societies, are the backbone of those communities.”
Read our press release here
| Patron Andrew Stunell MP,|
Civic Voice Chair Paula Ridley,
co-ordinator Ian Harvey and
Gillian and Alan Postill from
Marple Civic Sociey
Read the Civic Voice report on the event here
|Photos by Arthur Procter|
“Civic Day 2013 is our opportunity to shout about what Marple Civic Society does. We’ve put on two events this year to celebrate Civic Day. We hope many of you will visit our stall in Marple on the 22nd June and at the Locks Heritage Festival on the 30th June.
Thursday, 13 June 2013
30th July 2013 - Speaker meeting 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Harry Smith, local resident and student, will present his report and findings
from his Supermarket Study
Everyone is welcome - join us for refreshments at 3.40pm
10th Oct 2013 - Annual Members' Evening - 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Paul Hartley, Conservation Officer Stockport MBC, will give a presentation
on Marple Local Listing. The project is in the final stages and is expected
to be completed in time for the presentation.
There are many buildings and structures that reflect Marple's history and
heritage that do not fulfill the criteria for statutory listing.
Local listing is one way of providing some protection for these buildings.
Both meetings will be held in the upstairs meeting room of Marple Library.
Join us if you can, for what promises to be two interesting and informative meetings. We look forward to seeing you.
Thursday, 6 June 2013
Saturday, 1 June 2013
The Civic Society is proposing to make a bid for funding to set up an interactive database to tell the story of the Marple people, including civilians, who took part and the impact on Marple to the present day.
The project will be led by Peter Clarke supported by Jon Bintliff, Sue Ingham and Alan Postill. Members who feel they would like to help or who would like to know more about the project please contact any member of the project team.
The 2nd stage application has been submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) "Revealing Oldknow's Legacy"
The bid is supported by a detailed Conservation Management Plan and Activity Plan.
Oldknow’s legacy is important in many ways. It is an example of how a man of modest origins could become a leader in commercial and industrial life at the end of the 18th century. Oldknow can be said to be the founder of Marple as we know it today.
The project will focus not only on conservation work of important physical structures but will tell the story of great social, industrial and commercial changes that can be linked to Oldknow’s career.
The bid is strong and we are optimistic but we must wait until September before we know if it is successful in securing £1.5 million - then the work begins and will take 3 years to complete.
Posted by Marple Civic Society at 11:12