WHEELS FOR MARPLE
Two examples of 1790s engineering at Marple have been awarded Transport Trust Red Wheel plaques. The aqueduct and the flight of 16 locks have been recognised by the scheme which commemorates Britain’s rich legacy in the development of transport. Marple Aqueduct has recently benefitted from a major restoration scheme as part of the £2.3 million Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy Project. This links three sites connected with Samuel Oldknow, who was instrumental in the construction of the canal.