Marple Civic Society is a registered charity that is concerned about all aspects of our town, surrounding villages and countryside. We work to make our area a better place to live, work and visit.
Marple Civic Society was started by four architects who lived in Marple, with a constitution based on that suggested for the whole country by the Civic Trust, established a few years earlier.
The first project undertaken by the society was in 1961 in connection with a major countrywide plan to get canals back into use for recreational purposes.
This task was to tidy up and landscape the bank for the basin on the Peak Forest Canal just below the Posset Bridge on Stockport Road. This was completed in 1966 and formally opened by Her Majesty the Queen the following year.