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Marple Locks Festival 2009Canoeing at Marple Wharf, by David Burridge.Oct 09, 2017
Marple Locks Festival 2009Canoeing at Marple Wharf, by David Burridge.Oct 09, 2017
Marple Locks Festival 2009Canoeing at Marple Wharf, by David Burridge.Oct 09, 2017
Marple Locks Festival 2009Canoeing at Marple Wharf, by David Burridge.Oct 09, 2017
Opening of Marple Toll House Welcome StationThe opening of Marple Welcome Station by CRT at the old Toll House at Top Lock on 23 September 2017. By Arthur Procter.Oct 02, 2017
Marple Festival 2017Busking at Marple Festival, by Arthur Procter.Sep 18, 2017
Marple Festival 2017Busking at Marple Festival, by Arthur Procter.Sep 18, 2017
Marple Festival 2017Busking at Marple Festival, by Arthur Procter.Sep 18, 2017

Miscellaneous Events


Events as varied as an explosion on Stockport Road, the burning down of the Bowling Green Pub and flooding at Chadkirk are featured in this album.

489 files, last one added on Oct 02, 2017
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Remembrance Services


Remembrance Services in Marple Memorial Park.

288 files, last one added on Nov 14, 2016
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Marple Carnivals (Vintage)


The 'Revived' Marple Carnival has been running since 1962. Prior to this it's not clear how often they were held but there is evidence in this album that they started as early as 1905. Click here to read more about the history of Marple Carnival.

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Dedication of Memorial Park 1922


On Saturday 22nd July 1922 Marple War Memorial Park was dedicated to the people of Marple by the Carver-Barlow family during a Historical Pageant illustrating Events in the Life of Marple for Early Times. These amazing photos from that day, probably taken by official photographer W.V. Garner, mean we can dedicate a complete album to this event.

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Snow in the 1940s


Modern winters just don't compare to those in Marple during the 1940s but everyone still looks like they're having a great time. There is some conflict about dates for certain photos as they are included in Marple Local History archives in different folders with different details. In these cases both copies are included with the conflicting captions. If you any more information about these times, please get in touch.

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Queen's visit to Marple 1968


On 16 May 1968 her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Marple to take a look at the work done by Marple Civic Society to revitalise the Possett Bridge area of Marple's Peak Forest Canal. The photos in this album were published by Gordon Mills in a commemorative programme.

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Oldknow Bicentenary Celebrations 1990


In June 1990 the Marple Community held a two week long festival called Oldknow 200 to celebrate the achievements of Samuel Oldknow and the bicentenary of the erection of Mellor Mill in 1790. The photos in this album have been provided by Marple Local History Society. If you dig through your drawers and find any more we'd be pleased to add them too.

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Marple Hall Exhibition 1996


In 1996 Marple Local History Society held an exhibition featuring Marple Hall that explained its history including the buildings, contents and people who created it and lived there over several hundred years. These photos cannot recreate the exhibition but do give a flavour of what was on display. Much of the information is available in the history sections of the main web site.

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Rose Hill Station in winter1289 viewsThe severe winter of 1947 brings chaos to the trains at Rose Hill Station - You can just make out the chimney of the Railway pub in the background.
Bowling Green Ablaze1247 viewsThe Bowling Green was set alight by arsonists while waiting for demolition.
Woodley Whit Walk1228 viewsWoodley Primitive Methodist Sunday School Whit Walk.
Drought circa 19201113 viewsA visit to the well on "Coal Pit Lane", now Edward Street, during a drought c1920.
L to R (Back Row): Harry France, Not known, Harriet Greaves, Annie Swan, Mrs Annie Aldred, Mrs Bradbury, Marie Knowles, Mrs Walsh, Emily Knowles, Not known, Marie Etchells, Laura Booth, Nellie Hudson, Cissie Aldred, Mary Booth, Lucy Bradbury, Miss Walsh, Alice France.
(Bottom Row): Sam Nield, Alfie Nield, Stanley Etchells, Joe Wood, Charlie Wood, Willie Aldred, Beatie Aldred, Jane France.
Marple 10k Trail Run 20081096 viewsFirst lady? Photo by Svetlana Roberts.
Hyde Bank Tunnel Collapse1087 viewsA hole has appeared in the garden of Hyde Bank Hall, between Marple and Romiley.
Rose Hill Station in winter1043 viewsSoldiers help to clear the line at Rose Hill Station in February 1940.

Random files - Events
Marple Carnival 2003Hawk Green Band in the 2003 Carnival Parade. Provided by Ray Noble.
Marple Wine Club TastingMartin, Steve, Mark, Adele, Collette and Ben empty their glasses.
Marple Carnival 2014Carnival Parade, by Arthur Procter.
Marple Carnival 2014Carnival Prize Winners, by Arthur Procter.
Marple Carnival 2015Lion Dance, by Jake Taylor.
Shaw Cairn Open DayPhotograph taken by Arthur Procter during the MAT Shaw Cairn Open Weekend on 21 & 22 July 2012.
Mellor Mill Fact and Fun Day 2015The Mellor Mill Fact and Fun Day at the mill site and Roman Lakes on Sunday 6 September. A great day out for all the family. By Arthur Procter.
Marple BandMarple Brass Band provided some great entertainment. By A. Procter.

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