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Grace and Frank MarsdenGrace and Frank Marsden, landlady of the Oddfellows Arms from 1968. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Sep 16, 2017
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Moor End Sunday SchoolA group of unknown people outside Moor End Sunday School in the 1960s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Sep 16, 2017
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2ZY Aunties and Uncles1920s 2ZY Manchester BBC Radio Uncles pictured by Marple Bridge photographer W.V. Garner. Provided by Janet Holmes.Aug 31, 2017
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2ZY Aunties and Uncles1920s 2ZY Manchester BBC Radio Aunties and Uncles pictured by Marple Bridge photographer W.V. Garner. Provided by Janet Holmes.Aug 31, 2017
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Vernon Noble and Jimmy ChadburnBiographer and broadcaster Vernon Noble with new landlord of the Devonshire Jimmy Chadburn c1972. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 25, 2016
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Kenneth TurnerKenneth Turner was the Council's Clerk in 1972, pictured here at the front of Hollins House. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 25, 2016
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Hugh FletcherPictured here at Marple Lime Kilns, Hugh Fletcher was a retired railway foreman and a member of Marple Antiquarian Society. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 25, 2016
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Dr W. F. BeechSecretary of the Marple Ratepayers Association, Dr W F Beech at the site of Marple Hall in 1972. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 25, 2016


Larger Groups


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This album contains photographs of larger groups, usually formally posed, ranging from Marple Swimming Club, to Marple Band and local schools to football and hockey teams. Some are unidentified, so if you know then please tell us.

207 files, last one added on Sep 16, 2017
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Smaller Groups and Individuals


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This album contains a huge variety of people pictures in all kinds of circumstances. Mainly individuals and smaller informal groups (but not always) what these photographs all have in common is a strong link to Marple and District.

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All Saints' School


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The first All Saints’ National School was established in Marple in 1831 in the upper room of the barn at Chapel House Farm on Suttons Lane. The first school building on the present site was constructed in 1837 and this was replaced by a new building in 1902 that remains today, albeit extended significantly in 1964.

49 files, last one added on Aug 26, 2014
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Albert British Day Schools


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The Albert British Day Schools were established in 1868 by the Carver family in the Sunday school buildings on Church Lane that were linked with the Congregational Chapel (now United Reformed Church) that they had erected on Hibbert Lane in 1865. Apparently attendance at the school ensured half-time employment at Hollins Mill!

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Ludworth School


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Ludworth was opened in the Autumn of 1908 under the headmastership of Mr Alfed Heppleston, when it was part of the Derbyshire Education Authority. Following receipt of a large number of photos relating mainly to the headmastership of Mr Harold Butterworth between 1912 and the 1930s this album has been created to hold all photos relating to the school and those that were scattered throughout other albums on the site have been moved here to bring them all together.

60 files, last one added on Aug 29, 2011
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Ardern / Harrop Family


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A file from Marple Local History Society's Archives on the Ardern family of Marple Bridge that illustrates how important it is to properly label your photos for future generations. Unfortunately this collection isn't well documented, so many names are missing. Please get in touch if you recognise anyone or spot any errors.

56 files, last one added on Jul 21, 2014
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Marple Firefighters


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An album dedicated to Marple Fire Station and the Whole and Retained Firefighters who have served their community over many years.

52 files, last one added on May 10, 2008
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Marple's Women's Land Army Girl


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In her 90th year Mrs Jean Procter MBE ( MBE received in 1998 for services to the Women's Land Army) went to number 10 Downing Street in London, on the 23rd July 2008, to receive her Badge and Certificate for War time effort in the Women's Land Army. She was one of 50 ladies to go to London to meet Gordon Brown and to be presented with her badge and certificate by Hillary Benn MP. Photos by Kathryn Procter.

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Willows School Teachers 1953/542190 viewsWillows School teachers in 1953/54.
L-R (Back) Mr. Robinson, Mr. Trevor (Taffy) Williams, Mr. Percy Jackson, Mr. (Daddy) Hayes.
(Front) Mrs. Greenwood (School Secretary), Mrs. Hulker, Mrs. J. Booth, Headmaster Mr Reginald Stanton (Korky) Edwards, 2 unknowns & Mrs Bloomfield.
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Workers from the Goyt Mill1981 viewsWorkers from the Goyt Mill in 1956 L to R: Dorothy Chatterton, Maureen Coffey, Graham Hurst, Pat Cross, Beryl Noble (nee Jodrell).
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Willows School Pupils 1960s1583 viewsWillows School pupils dancing in the 1960s, taken by Jim Graves. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Willows School Pupils 1960 - 19611546 viewsA fantastic shot of the Willows class of '60-61. So good we've included a larger version - just click on the picture to see it.
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Compstall Council School 19231443 viewsL to R (Back Row): George Chatterton, Sam Waters, Clifford Tym, Neville Wood, Eddie Hibbs, Cyril Cooper, Laurence Wooller, Harold Froggatt, Albert Hibbs.
(Middle Row): Freda Ramsden, Gladys Cheetham, Ivy Green, Phyllis Bates, Gladys Booth, Edith Brooks, Alma Wild, Fred Cooper.
(Front Row): Winnie Owen, Annie Wooller, Annie Bradshaw, Esther Chatterton, Edna Pickford, Alice Hadfield, George Higginbotham, Norman Wooller, Gordon Knowles.
The formidable teacher on the right was Mrs Hinchcliffe.
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Willows School Football Team 1953/541428 viewsThe Willows School Football Team in 1953/54 season.
L-R (back) Barry Wilson, Jeff Barns, unknown, Anthony Peel, Ray Noble.
(middle) Brian Noble, Don Pendlebury, Brian Fleet, John Berry.
(front) Colin Barfoot, Brian Tyson.
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All Saints' School1335 viewsAn excellent previously unseen picture of All Saints' School on Church Lane taken from within the shadow of the Ring o' Bells pub. Some time after 1902 as the old school building has gone.
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Children at Play1277 viewsChildren at play in what could be Roman Lakes or perhaps Marple Dale.

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Sheldon's BakerySheldon's Bakery - Easter 1954
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Marple UDC 1951-52Marple Urban District Council at the opening of Wybersley Water Works in 1951-52. See comments for names identified. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Len OldfieldFarmer Len Oldfield in the field behind All Saints school in 1953. You can just see the school in the background.
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Rose Hill GalaA childrens' Gala at Rose Hill.
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Marple Firefighters 1988RTA at the Midland, Marple Bridge.
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Edwards FamilyIt just says "Edward family" on the back. Comment from Edmund Wilkinson below tells us more. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Ardern / Harrop FamilyUnknown children from the Ardern family album in Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Hall, F W and Eliza at Stone RowMr F W Hall, ex-engine driver and caretaker of Marple Lodge with wife Eliza Hall (nee Cooke) at their home on Stone Row in around 1921. The little girl and the smartly dressed gent are unknown. Provided by great-grandson Tom Lord.

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