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Bowden LaneBowden Lane in quieter times, provided by Janet Holmes.Aug 31, 2017
Market StreetMarket Street when still cobbled, from Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017
Station RoadStation Road, from Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017
Winnington RoadHouse on Winnington Road, from Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017
Station Road at Lock 9The bridge on Station Road at Lock 9 in 1960 before widening. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Jul 06, 2017
Church Lane GarageChurch Lane Garage, from Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017
Marple Library LiftInstallation of the lift at Marple Library in 1994. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017
Marple Library LiftInstallation of the lift at Marple Library in 1994. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017

The Railways


This album covers both Marple Railway Station and Rose Hill Station as we do not yet have enough pictures to split them into separate albums. If you can help with more photographs of either station, please get in touch.

236 files, last one added on Feb 12, 2017
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The Lime Kilns


Little of Samuel Oldknow's Lime Kilns remain today and it is difficult to imagine the scale and impact that these early industrial buildings had on Marple's landscape. The images in this album will help to give some idea. Click here to read more about the Lime Kilns.

123 files, last one added on Mar 31, 2017
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Dan Bank and Dooley Lane Area


This album covers the Dan Bank and Dooley Lane area, including Otterspool, Chadkirk and as far up as Bunker's Hill. You could claim that some of this is not strictly Marple but then you'd be missing out on some great photos.

166 files, last one added on Aug 08, 2016
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Marple from the Air


These images of Marple from the air were taken between 1955 and the early 1960s. They can be dated by the Hollins Mill, still there in 1955 but demolished in 1957, and Hollins Parade and Hanburys being built in the late 50s or early 60s. The photos are from Marple Local History Society's Archives.

15 files, last one added on Jun 18, 2013
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Park & Paterson Foundry


Park & Paterson (Manchester) Ltd was situated on Cross Lane, Marple. The original foundry premises were built during the latter part of the 19th century and had railway access from the adjoining Rose Hill line. The firm went into receivership in 2004. The photos in this album are from Marple Local Histoery Society Archives and are mostly undated.

51 files, last one added on Jan 09, 2011
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Stockport Hydro


The Stockport hydro scheme at Otterspool Weir is Manchester's first community-owned hydro-electric project. This album contains photos taken by local people during its construction and since it began generating electricity in October 2012.

70 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2015
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This album is home to all those pictures of the Marple area where we currently don't have quite enough to create separate albums. Areas such as Hibbert Lane, Chadwick Street, Stone Row, Cross Lane and Hollins Mill, to name just a few. There are also a several from outside the area that we couldn't bring ourselves to discard.

467 files, last one added on Aug 31, 2017
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Nab Top Sanatorium2484 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Woodville School 1960s2096 viewsWoodville School, now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Buxton Lane Campus. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Bull's Head Cottages1462 viewsA zoomed in view of the Bull's Head Cottages on Market Street.
11 Derby Street 19631424 viewsEmpty shop on Derby Street taken by Gordon Mills in November 1963. Think this was Gordon's own shop just before he moved in.
Heydays of Marple Station1358 viewsCrowds line the platform at Marple Station.
Bowling Green1333 viewsThe Bowling Green again shortly before going up in smoke (see Events).
Bowling Green1312 viewsThe Bowling Green shortly before being set ablaze by arsonists and then demolished.
Heydays of Marple Station1295 viewsAnother steam train pulls out of Marple Station on its way south.

Random files - Marple
Marple Station EntranceThe main entrance to Marple Station in 1970, demolition almost complete.
Jolly SailorA gathering outside the Jolly Sailor on Stockport Road, where something is being celebrated. Provided by John Rishworth.
Marple Station Improvements Official OpeningAN official opening ceremony was held on 24 August 2012 to unveil the station improvements and to bring the lift into public operation. Photo by Arthur Procter.
Gardeners Cottage 1980Gardeners Cottage on Brabyns Brow, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1980.
Church Lane StoreChurch Lane Store (now Harrod's Motor Supplies) probably around 1960s.
Marple Station Improvements 2012-03-13Marple Station improvements in progress on 13 March 2012. By Arthur Procter.
Dan Bank 1960sDank Bank in the 1960s, taken by Gordon Mills.
Stag and Pheasant PubA shot of the Stag and Pheasant pub on Bunkers Hill, dated 1908, showing a much narrower road than the present day.

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