From the Marple Archives
15th Oct Don your brightest red hat and snowy beard and get ready to run at the tenth Santa Dash in Marple on Sunday the 2nd of December. Organised by Romiley and Marple Lions, the annual event sees hundreds of people dress up as jolly old Father Christmas and get jogging in aid of Kidneys for Life. […]
16th Aug GOOD CHEER: Toby Emmett and Michael Maxted are delighted with their results. Students at Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College celebrated another year of excellent A Level results this year. The pass rate on level 3 programmes is 99.4 per cent, and even though by common consent A levels are more challenging following recent reforms, […]
22nd Mar The ‘mini’ Beast From The East blasted back over the weekend causing almost as much chaos as its big brother. Blizzards which blew in on Saturday night closed both trans-Pennine passes and country roads as strong winds whipped snow into drifts. Drivers were trapped in vehicles on the Snake Pass and Monks Road with police […]
17th Mar Heavy snow has closed the A57 Snake Pass and motorists are advised to be prepared before setting out on journeys after Highways England issued a further severe weather alert for snow this evening. Drivers are being advised to avoid trans-Pennine roads, including the M62 (junctions 21 to 25), A628 and A66, if at all possible […]
15th Mar Romiley Operatic Society’s production of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ is proving a sure fire hit at The Plaza Theatre, Stockport. Irving Berlin’s musical is a fantastic toe tapper about the famous, gun slinging showgirl ‘Annie Oakley’. The society’s production has been receiving rapturous applause as they belt out popular musical numbers such as ‘There’s No […]
4th Mar The A57 Snake Pass and Monks road – between Chunal & Charlesworth – will remain closed tonight due to the previous heavy snow, Derbyshire County Council states However, as the slow thaw continues and temperatures gradually increase, it is expected that the routes will be re-opened during the course of the day tomorrow. The council […]
3rd Mar Derbyshire County Council reports that all-out efforts to beat the ‘Beast form the East’ and Storm Emma and get the region’s road network fully operational again continues. Attempts to dig out snow-laden main roads in the High Peak with the help of farmer contractors has been ongoing with JCBs working to dig out the isolated […]
2nd Mar Conditions across Glossop and the High Peak remain challenging this morning with more roads closed and becoming impassable with the high winds from Storm Emma causing further problems after the heavy snow. The vast majority of Glossopdale’s schools have remained closed today. Derbyshire County Council said fallen trees have added to the difficulties on the […]
1st Mar A Yellow weather warning issued for our region this morning for snow has been extended for the whole of tomorrow (Friday) – but this time for snow and ice. It comes after blizzard-like conditions swept across Glossop and the High Peak this morning with scores of schools closing and Derbyshire County Council advising people not […]
1st Mar Severe weather warnings have been issued this morning as blizzard-like conditions descended across Glossop. Snow showers have continued overnight as the ‘Beast From the East’ continued to make itself felt with temperatures plummeting to minus six. With the increasing wind gusting at between 30mph and 40mph, that temperature has felt more like minus 11. Many […]