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Helping High Peak commemorate WW1 centenary

Sunday, 18 March, 2018

This November people across the UK will come together to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War – and the Borough Council is offering grants to High Peak towns and parishes to mark this nationally and internationally important anniversary.

Centenary project is taking shape

Tuesday, 07 November, 2017

A long-term project to remember villagers who fought in the Great War is taking shape ahead of next year's centenary.

Marple Poppy Appeal underway

Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Over 40 large poppies have been fastened in place across Marple and Marple Bridge - to get the 2017 Marple Poppy Appeal firmly under way.

Each large poppy is to honour a local Marple man who fell in the First World War and is sure to keep both his name and his memory alive.

Kevin Murray,…

Marple Poppy Appeal going from strength to strength

By Susan Hampshire on Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

The 2017 Marple Poppy Appeal is gaining fantastic support from all parts of the area – and the organisers couldn't be more delighted with progress.

Timeline - First World War to the modern day at Marple Memorial Park

By Diane Inglis on Tuesday, 15 March, 2016

A timeline is growing in Marple Memorial Park, bringing history to life and creating a link between modern day and the First World War.Organised by the Friends of Marple Memorial Park, the timeline details the lives of soldiers from Marple who died in the 1914 – 1918 Great War.