Marple Memorial Park Centenary

Preparations are gathering pace for events and projects to mark the 100th anniversary of the Dedication of Marple War Memorial Park during the summer of 2022.

The anniversary falls on Friday 22 July and commemorations include a Marple School Gardens Project running throughout the summer; a new photographic mural on the former Bowling Pavilion that uses wonderful images from the Park's Dedication Ceremony in 1922; an exhibition by Marple Local History Society in Marple Library; a Family Treasure Hunt in the park on Saturday 23 July and a Picnic in the Park concert featuring the Brass Bands of Marple on Sunday 24 July.

More details will be added to this section of the web site as projects and events develop.

Park Centenary Family Treasure Hunt

100th Birthday Treasure Hunt in Marple Memorial Park:
Saturday 23 July 2022 between 10am and 2pm

The 6th Family Treasure Hunt in Marple Memorial Park

Following a 2 year gap Friends of the Park are relaunching their Family Treasure Hunt to celebrate and commemorate 100 years since the park was dedicated to the community.

The Treasure Hunt is aimed at 3 to 11 year-olds with parents, grandparents or carers to assist as needed.

Family Treasure Hunt in Marple Memorial Park

Hunt for clues and answer questions to reveal the information that will open the Treasure Chest for a share of the prize. There are two sets of clues aimed at ages 3-5 years and 6-11 years. The hunt should take around 20 to 30 minutes and you can start at any time between 10am and 2pm.

We will again be joined by Sarah and her Coffee Bean Dream van, which will provide visitors to the park with refreshments. We are also planning some extra attractions that have proved popular before, including Face Painting, a Cake Sale and others we will announce when confirmed.

This is a FREE EVENT but there will be a collection bucket for donations to Friends of Marple Memorial Park. The event is organised by Friends of Marple Memorial Park and has a great track record of being sponsored and supported by local businesses and organisations.

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Park Centenary Exhibition

100 Years of Memorial Park at the Heart of our Community

An exhibition by Marple Local History Society & Marple Library

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100th Birthday Picnic in the Park

Brass Bands of MARPLE: 100th Birthday Picnic in the Park:
Sunday 24 July 2022 between 2pm and 4pm

The Marple Band and Hawk Green Band will be helping the community celebrate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of Marple Memorial Park on Sunday 24 July between 2pm and 4pm.

The event will be similar to the very successful 2018 concert in the park, which was blessed with glorious weather as you can see in the poster image below. We hope this event celebrating the park's centenary will have the benefit of the sunshine too but the Senior Citizens' Hall is booked just in case the British summer doesn't play ball.

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Pavilion Art Project Phase II

Commemorating the Dedication of Marple Memorial Park on 22 July 1922

Artwork Installed

The artwork is now installed and can be viewed in close-up during Marple Carnival on 18 June 2022 and Friends of the Park Task Days.

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Marple School Gardens Project

Celebrating the Park's importance to our Community

Two local Primary Schools, All Saints' Marple and St. Mary's in Marple Bridge, have agreed to design and build a school garden in Marple Memorial Park as part of the commemorations of the 100th Anniversary of the park being dedicated to the local community.

This exciting new project, funded by a “Magic Little Grant” from Localgiving and Postcode Neighbourhood Trust and an Environmental Challenge Award from Stockport Hydro, presents schools and pupils with an opportunity to gain invaluable, hands-on experience in the horticultural and gardening world. It's intended that the project will make a difference in Marple, bringing the community together after the devastating impact of the COVID pandemic and create a legacy for future projects involving more local schools.

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