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Marple Locks Festival 2005The second Marple Locks Festival in July 2005.Jul 16, 2017
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Marple Locks Festival 2005The second Marple Locks Festival in July 2005.Jul 16, 2017
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Marple Locks Festival 2005The second Marple Locks Festival in July 2005.Jul 16, 2017
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Marple Locks Festival 2005The second Marple Locks Festival in July 2005.Jul 16, 2017
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Marple Locks Festival 2005The second Marple Locks Festival in July 2005.Jul 16, 2017
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Marple Locks Festival 2005The second Marple Locks Festival in July 2005.Jul 16, 2017
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Marple Locks Festival 2005The second Marple Locks Festival in July 2005.Jul 16, 2017
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Marple Locks Festival 2005The second Marple Locks Festival in July 2005.Jul 16, 2017


Miscellaneous Events


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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.

485 files, last one added on Jul 11, 2017
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Remembrance Services


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Remembrance Services in Marple Memorial Park.

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


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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.

197 files, last one added on Jul 16, 2017
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Dedication of Memorial Park 1922


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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.

33 files, last one added on Dec 24, 2015
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Snow in the 1940s


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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.

34 files, last one added on Apr 29, 2012
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Queen's visit to Marple 1968


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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.

13 files, last one added on Jun 12, 2009
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Oldknow Bicentenary Celebrations 1990


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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.

33 files, last one added on Jun 28, 2009
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Marple Hall Exhibition 1996


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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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Crash on Brabyns Brow2131 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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Rose Hill Station in winter1273 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.
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Bowling Green Ablaze1234 viewsThe Bowling Green was set alight by arsonists while waiting for demolition.
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Woodley Whit Walk1216 viewsWoodley Primitive Methodist Sunday School Whit Walk.
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Drought circa 19201100 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.
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Marple 10k Trail Run 20081085 viewsFirst lady? Photo by Svetlana Roberts.
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Hyde Bank Tunnel Collapse1075 viewsA hole has appeared in the garden of Hyde Bank Hall, between Marple and Romiley.
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Rose Hill Station in winter1029 viewsSoldiers help to clear the line at Rose Hill Station in February 1940.

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Presentation Evening Marple Carnival Presentation Evening at Marple Cricket Club on 11 October 2013. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple Carnival 2012Plenty of puff, by Mark Whittaker.
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Street EntertainmentEntertainers on Market Street join in the fun. By A. Procter.
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Merchant Navy Day 2008International Merchant Navy Day Ceremony in Marple Memorial Park 7th September 2008. R. Noble.
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New Horizons Annual Mayor's Trip 2011Madame Mayor, her Consort and Trust Chairman, James Dunlop, deep in conversation. Provided by Bill Beard.
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Marple Carnival 1963The concours d'elegance on Stockport Road during Marple Carnival in 1963.
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Marple Locks Festival 2011Won a teddy, by Arthur Procter.
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05 July 2015: Marple Locks FestivalMarple Locks Festival on Sunday 5 July. By Arthur Procter.

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