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Thumbs up for The Northumberland Arms

By Diane Inglis on Tuesday, 10 April, 2018

The Northumberland Arms, known affectionately as The Thumb, is back open for business, but instead of being under the control of a brewery, it is now owned by more than 200 dedicated supporters who went more than the extra mile to keep it open.

High Lane Chocolatier visits Ghana to see first-hand where it all begins.

Tuesday, 10 April, 2018

The name Simon Dunn needs no introduction to chocolate lovers in the area and first opened its doors nearly twenty years ago.Today, the company operates from premises in High Lane where Simon, together with wife, Anne, children, Oliver and Camilla and a highly-skilled team produce a wide range of quality chocolates that are sold all over the country.

Amanda and Alison are kindred spirits in rescue team

Tuesday, 03 April, 2018

Kindred spirits in Kinder Mountain Rescue Team are Amanda Howlett and Alison Aldridge, two of five female hill team volunteers in this 50-strong squad. Their wish ‘to give something back’ means they don’t mind the 24/7, 365 commitment, their love of energetic outdoor sport keeps them at peak fitness, they enjoy the camaraderie and hope their example will encourage more women to join. Amanda, a solicitor, and Alison, an account manager, welcome the contrast to their desk-based professions and their rucksacks are always ready, heavy with personal hill kit, plus casualty shelter, sleeping bag, radio, signalling flares, stretcher and basic medical supplies.

Jessie the life changing labrador

By Avril Marsh on Tuesday, 03 April, 2018

“My life depends on her,” says Christine Wright from High Lane. She’s talking about a three-year-old Labrador, and she’s not exaggerating, because Jessie is her hearing dog. Christine started to lose her hearing in her teens, and is now quite deaf. Lip reading and hearing aids help, but Jessie makes all the difference.

Society of Marple Artists Celebrates Gold

Tuesday, 03 April, 2018

The Society of Marple Artists (SMA) began in 1968 when a small group of enthusiastic amateur artists started meeting at one of their houses. Today it has grown to a membership of around one hundred artists of varying skill and experience levels.

Volunteers helping to make High Lane a great place to live

Tuesday, 03 April, 2018

Volunteers are helping to upgrade the canal tow path through High Lane - just one ongoing initiative to help make High Lane a great place to live.


By Eugene Henderson on Thursday, 29 March, 2018

THE woman behind the #AHEART4MCR campaign that moved the world in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing is looking for love… again.

Marple artist finds inspiration

Thursday, 29 March, 2018

Marple artist Chris Hague found inspiration for her new booklet from a similar project in the early 1900s.

Join in with a Fabulous New Activity Planned for Rose Hill Station

Thursday, 29 March, 2018

Local artist, Tracy McGuiness-Kelly, is working on a major new collaborative mural project in association with Friends of Rose Hill Station.            

The plan is to cover several panels of the concrete wall in the car park area of Rose Hill Station with painted wooden discs of different sizes to reflect…

High Lane Village WI – 1 year old and going from strength to strength

Wednesday, 28 March, 2018

This February saw the first anniversary of the HLVWI with champagne and a cake to celebrate in style.

During the past year a steady number of 40 ladies have been enlightened, educated, entertained, danced, gardened, drank, eaten and most importantly, made friends and had a really good laugh!!