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Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy: Mellor Mill and the Peak Forest Canal in Marple

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Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy: Mellor Mill and the Peak Forest Canal in Marple

Join us on an exciting journey around Samuel Oldknow's stomping ground, Mellor Mill and the Peak Forest Canal in Marple…

Mellor Archaeological Trust and the Canal & River Trust have joined forces to secure £2.3 million of investment, including a grant of £1.5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Over the next three years, the Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy team will reveal, conserve and interpret Oldknow’s legacy, through archaeology, learning and volunteering opportunities. We're going to put Marple on the map as a visitor destination.

So who is Samuel Oldknow and what’s the big deal? Read our blog posts to find out more.