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Tour for Tokyo: Raising funds for Paralympic cyclist Colin Lynch

Colin resides in Marple and has represented Ireland in both London 2012 and Rio 2016, winning a silver medal in the time trial in 2016. 

Now he’s working towards Tokyo 2020 but needs your help to raise funds for training, racing and equipment. The full story about why he needs your help and what the funds are for can be found here: Colin Lynch, Paralympian.

Along with the staff of Julian Wadden Estate Agents in Marple, he is organising this ride to help raise funds that will go directly towards his qualification campaign. We hope you’ll join him on the ride and follow his journey all the way to Tokyo.

If you don’t want to join the ride, you can donate directly to his fundraising campaign here: GoFundMe.

If you are interested in reading more about Colin, check out his blog here: or view a quick video here: YouTube.

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Tour For Tokyo!

We’re helping Marple-based Paralympic cyclist Colin Lynch to get to Tokyo 2020. Join us and Colin on April 14 for a charity bike ride starting from High Lane. 3 routes available to suit all abilities.

Details can be found here:

Sub-tweet: Advanced Online Entry only. Limited Numbers so don’t wait to enter. Everything you need to know on the event website.

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by Rob Drummond

A group of teenagers wake up in a forest with no clue how they got there. They find themselves separated into two different teams but have no idea what game they are expected to play. With no food, no water and seemingly no chance of escape, it’s only a matter of time before things start to get drastic. But whose side are people on and how far will they go to survive? 

A play about human nature, the tribes we create and cannibalism.   

Mon 4 March @ 8.00pm
Tue 5 March @ 8.00pm
Wed 6 March @ 8.00pm 

VENUE: All Saints’ Primary School, Brickbridge Road, Marple. SK6 7BQ

TICKETS:    £6  Book online at

WARNING: Contains language that some people may find offensive. F

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Marple Gang Show!

This year Marple Scouts and Guides are celebrating their 55th annual show at The Carver Theatre. The show is running from Thursday 21st March to Saturday 30th March. Tickets cost £7.00 for all performances except the last night which is £8.00. You can book them on their website. Your tickets will be available for collection at the theatre on the night of your performance.

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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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