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The Midland New Year Eve Party

Stuck for something to do this New Years Eve and want to stay local? Why not bring in the New Year at The Midland in Marple Bridge with their Extra Spectacular event. The Midland have put together a delicious menu perfect for raising a glass of bubbles with friends and loved ones. To accompany the menu they have beautiful cocktails, music and a lively atmosphere intheir stunning bar area. It’s sure to be a spectacular evening and kick 2019off to the perfect start.

See menu and make reservations here.

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From Fleece to Fabric at The Artisan Gallery

Not sure what to do this Saturday? If you are all set for Christmas then why not join the first arts and crafts workshop at The Artisan Gallery at Semitone Studios!

The unique workshop will be conducted by Devin Reed, a local shepherd, “From Fleece to Fabric”. Using his home-grown materials and specialist techniques, Devin will teach you how to create yarn for knitting and creating garments. From start to end, participants will be taught how to card raw wool, produce yarn and then shown the basics of knitting and weaving. There will also be the opportunity to make your very own woven bracelet to take home and keep, or perhaps a gift for someone special at Christmas?

Venue: Semitone Studios, 130 Stockport Road, Marple, SK6 6DQ

Cost per person: £15

Spaces available: 12

Time slot: 10:30am – 3:00pm

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Treatots Market Nearly New Baby & Kids Sale

Thinking of having a clear out in January? Why not head to Treatots Market Nearly New Baby & Kids Sale? A great opportunity to sell children’s toys, clothes and maternity wear which you no longer need and make a little money as well. Or perhaps you are looking to pick up some great deals yourself.

Your local Nearly New Baby & Kids Sale will be held on Sunday 27th January 2019 at Marple Senior Citizens Association, Memorial Park, Marple, SK6 6BA from 13.30 – 15.30

If you wish to sell please see details below:

Stall bookings start from £10.50 inc. a FREE tea or coffee. Early booking is advised as places are filling up fast.

If you wish to attend please see details below:

Adult buyer’s admission is £1.50pp on the door or claim a 2 for 1 Entry Voucher via our Treatots Market Facebook page.

Kids (under 16yrs) get FREE entry

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Heartbeat Christmas Carol Concert

Get in to the festive spirit and enjoy an evening of songs and festive fun, such as Christmas hamper raffle, tombola and craft stall. There will be Refreshments available. If you would like to attend the event tickets are £5 and will be available on the door. Under16’s go free. The event is on the 20th and starts at 7:30 at the Marple Methodist Church.

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Where to eat this Christmas in Marple & Marple Bridge!

So eating at Christmas is a big deal and with all of our GREAT local selection you are spoilt for choice so make sure you #keepitlocal.

Check out all of the local restaurants below:





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2018 Marple Santa Dash!

Marple Santa Dash is a fun run for all the family starting at 12 noon from Marple Memorial Park. It is organised by Romiley & Marple Lions on behalf of Kidneys for Life. The run finishes at Marple Garden Centre, where you will be greeted with a mince pie and a cup of tea, children will receive a present from Santa and everyone wearing a Santa Suit will get a free ride on the miniature railway. Transport is provided back to the Memorial Park.

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Christmas Trees from Mellor Country House

Mellor Country House are selling non-drop Christmas trees and wreaths.

Order your Non Drop Nordman Christmas trees from Mellor Country House Charity before the 2nd December for delivery on the 8th December or collection from the home.

They are very good quality trees, at unbeatable prices and free delivery within 5 mile radius. Enjoy the start of the season with the fresh smell of a real tree, can’t beat it to get you into the spirit of Christmas.

Don’t miss out, you can phone on 0161 427 1893 or you can email the home on and we will also have a stall at Winter Wonderland on 1st December in Marple Bridge. See you there!

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  • Close to a quarter (23%) of the UK population eats out once a week or more, according to research by PwC published last year, with the value of the eating-out market in the UK estimated to be in the region of £88 billion pounds.
  • While the proximity of local restaurants may not directly influence a house purchase, the availability of such amenities is certainly a consideration. Unsurprisingly there are significantly more restaurants in London then elsewhere across England and Wales when compared to the number of residents.
  • For fine-dining, the Michelin star guide for 2019 was released earlier this month, including 21 new entries across the UK. All five of the UK’s Michelin three-star restaurants retained their accolade.
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The Scouts and Guides Bonfire in Brabyns Park

Marple Scout & Guide Community Bonfire & Firework Display

Marple Scouts & Girlguiding Marple are holding their annual Bonfire and Firework Display in Brabyns Park Marple on Saturday 3rd November 2018. The fire will be lit at 7pm with the fireworks at 7.30pm.

Please remember there is limited parking in the surrounding area with only limited disabled parking in Brabyns Park so please bear this in mind and allow plenty of time.

For safety reasons there will be no access to and from Brabyns Park main car park between 5.45pm & 9.00pm and please no personal fireworks including sparklers.

Can we also advise, that for safety reasons, there is no access between the Iron Bridge (Compstall entrance to park) and the main viewing area / car park area after 7.15pm. This will be reopened after the display.

Tickets in advance – Adults (16 and over) £4 & £2 for children (under 5’s free). On the gate, tickets are £6 & £3. Tickets available from Hollins of Marple, Marple Bridge Stores, Marple Post Office and Scout & Guide Leaders.

For more information click here

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