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Make It Marple

If you haven’t already visited the Make it Marple be sure to visit on Sunday 21st October, It is located at the Railway Carpark, Rose Hill. From 11am – 3pm.

Make it Marple is a great community project to promote and showcase our local crafters and makers. A fun filled day with plenty to see and do, there is also lots of food and drink to try!

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Friends of High Lane Park Dog Show and Fun Day

Friends of High Lane Park are presenting an fun filled day on Saturday 29th September at High Lane Park.  If you have a loving pooch why not enter them into the competition, the categories vary from cutest puppy to waggliest tail, registration on the day from 12.30pm.

There will be other fun activities for all the family to enjoy including a dog agility course sponsored by Absolute Canine. Artisan food, hot drinks and ice-cream will be available on the day too!

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Marple food and drink festival

The event gets under way at 10am on Saturday 22nd September and will continue until about 4pm. All the stalls will be located in and around the Market Street area of town.

This is one of the most popular events in the town’s calendar, Marple Food and Drink Festival will have stalls selling foods, drinks, crafts, gift ideas and much more. There will be music from Marple Band as well as a face painting and crafts for the children. Look out for the buskers performing in the afternoon organised by the Music in Hospitals charity.

Last year the festival attracted large crowds from Marple itself and visitors from other nearby towns and villages.

From small beginnings, the festival has grown year on year and is now highly regarded as an excellent opportunity for the town to shout about what its local producers and businesses have to offer.


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Welcome Emily

Welcome to Emily who has joined our busy Marple team as a Negotiator.

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Welcome to Margaret

Welcome to Margaret who has joined our busy Marple team as a Professional Viewer.

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Etherow Country Park Sailing Club Annual Charity Fun Day:

Etherow Country Park host the annual charity fun day for the Sailing Club! Pop down between 11am and 4:30pm for trips around the lake, hook a duck, wheel of fortune, try your hand at sailing, face painting, model boat display, bbq & refreshments and a Friends of Etherow exhibition.

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Facts and fun at the Romans Lakes

The Roman Lakes are hosting Facts and Fun to help raise money for Mellor Archaeological Trust and Friends of Our Valley. Head down on the September the 9th between 11am – 5pm for Guided Tours, Fete Stalls, Craft Workshops, Music Tent, Beer Tent and Games. The cost is £3 for Adults and under 16s are free.

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Our treasure hunt raised £2,154 this is what it got…

We are excited to share that our 3rd Treasure Hunt raised £2,154 and along with all other money raised, the friends of Marple Memorial park are going to buy new equipment in the Infants Play Area, and the award of a £1,000 grant from the Autotrader Community Fund, Friends of the Park are pleased to announce that a new Ocean See-Saw has been ordered and is due to be installed in late September / early October 2018. We are so pleased the Treasure Hunt was a great success!

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Marple 10k Race

The Marple Fire Fighters have organised a charity 10K Race on Saturday 8th September. You don’t have to be a great runner to participate, runners of all levels are welcome. The run starts at Rose Hill, at the beginning of the Middlewood Way. It is advised for runners to gather from 9:30am and you will need to register before 10.30am if registering on the day. The approximate start time is 11am.

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Who will lift the Cup?

After England’s euphoric yet nailbiting win over Colombia (is it ever anything but?), we look at how the World Cup would pan out if we base it on house price growth. For the quarters: Belgium (who finished fourth in 1986) would easily beat five times champions Brazil, while Croatia would conquer tournament hosts Russia.

The other two games would be closer. Two times winner Uruguay would edge out 1998 winners France, while Sweden (runners-up in 1958) would get the better of England.

That sets up Uruguay to outshoot Belgium in the first semi-final and Sweden to overpower Croatia in semi-final two, while Croatia should beat Belgium in a tight third place playoff

The Final: Sweden would edge Uruguay in a final that could go all the way to penalties to lift their first ever World Cup trophy. It’s been a championship of shocks, so who knows, although we’re hoping our predictions may prove to be wrong? Come on England!

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