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First Mellor Literary Festival gets underway

By Matthew Corrigan on Friday, 22 June, 2018

Adding another string to the bow of literature-themed events taking place across the area this summer, the Friends of Mellor Primary School are holding their own day of events on Saturday June 30. Multi award-winning children's author Tracey Corderoy (creator of the Shifty McGifty series of books) will attend, as will James Christie, writer of the acclaimed Dear Miss Landau. They will be accompanied by as many as fourteen local authors, producers of work across a wide range of genres.

Hulme Hall Pupil Scores a Place with Top Lacrosse Team

Tuesday, 05 June, 2018

15 year old Stockport school boy, Drew Bickerton, has secured a place with the U15 England Lacrosse Academy.

The Story of Marie Claire

By Susan Hampshire on Thursday, 24 May, 2018

A modern history novel by local self-published author Vera Mellor is currently being distributed for sale at local outlets.

Mellor Country House Charity

Friday, 11 May, 2018

Mellor Country House is a UK charity, built in 1907, set in three acres of garden and woodland located in the pretty village of Mellor, situated on the border between Greater Manchester and the High Peak. The charity provides self - catering respite breaks for groups, families, carers and individuals primarily from the nearby urban areas because we know that many would not, or could not otherwise, have any break at all.

Marple Festival of Sport Saturday 14th - Sunday 22nd April

Thursday, 12 April, 2018

Marple Festival of Sport Saturday 14th - Sunday 22nd April

Farewell Alex

By Tim Lowe on Tuesday, 10 April, 2018

Alex Sanders, the first female vicar in the long history of Mellor Church has now retired to spend more time with her family and the wonderful send off that she was given showed how much she had won the hearts of the people of Mellor.

Cobden Cross Appeal

By Helen Rogers on Tuesday, 10 April, 2018

Churches Together Marple are hard at work fund-raising to reach the £25,000 needed to replace the storm-damaged cross on Cobden Edge above Mellor and Marple. The current T-shaped structure will be replaced with a new, stronger cross built to much better withstand the exposed conditions at the Cobden Edge location. Over £10,000 has been raised so far, from fund-raising events and donations by individuals and groups.

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.

Youngest President at Mellor Golf Club

By Matthew Corrigan on Sunday, 25 March, 2018

At just 32 years of age, Simon Wallworth wasn't expecting to be asked to take on the presidency at the Gibb Lane club. Surprised and more than a little apprehensive, he accepted the position after several lengthy discussions with his wife, Ashley. In the end the decision was made to take the opportunity. It turned out to be the right one.

From Sheep Farmer to wool maker

By Denise Ead on Wednesday, 03 January, 2018

I recently interviewed Devin Reed at his cottage in Mill Brow after spotting him at a Roman Lakes “Fact and Fun Day”. I was curious to find out about sheep farming in our area and also the process of producing wool for knitting.