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Introduction :: History of this Site :: MLHS Archives

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Welcome to the 'Virtual History Tour of Marple & District'
A collaboration between The Marple Website and Marple Local History Society 

This on-line collection of images from Marple and Districtís past and present is brought to you by The Marple Website with the help and support of Marple Local History Society. The society has contributed many images since the site began in 2001 but in 2010 we were pleased to announce plans to work together in a more formal collaboration that will progressively make all the images in the societyís archives available for our visitors from around the world to browse.

Visit Marple Local History Society's own web site to learn more about the society and their archives, or use his this link to discover more about the 'History of this Site'.

As well as the History Societyís growing contribution, the photo galleries include images from the archives of Marple Civic Society and from the personal collections of many private individuals who have allowed their treasured photographs and postcards to be scanned for the purpose of sharing them with the widest possible audience. Collecting local postcards and photographs of where you live is a popular hobby but being able to share them with hundreds, if not thousands, of other like-minded souls makes it even more rewarding. We hope you enjoy sharing these.

How you can help
In order to continue expanding this great resource we need YOUR help to find new material. So if you think that you have any images that you feel would enhance this collection of Marple and District, including photographs, postcards, drawings or even video,
then please get in touch with

We have the facility to photograph, scan and copy just about any kind of image without damage, including negatives, slides and even large old-fashioned glass plates. We will pick up and return your collection if you live locally or pay for recorded delivery postage if you are further a-field. We can even come to you and copy them in your home if you prefer not to let them out of your sight. Alternatively, for those of you with the ability create electronic copies yourselves, you can sent us your images by email or on a CD (please scan images at 300 dpi.)

We would also be happy to hear from you if you have comments about any of the images already in the galleries (have we got it wrong, or do you know something we don't?) or if you have any suggestions for improvements.

Enjoy your visit
Visit the 'Navigation Tips' for help and advice on finding your way around the site and check out the 'Acknowledgements' page for a full list of individuals who have contributed to these galleries. Then all thatís left to do is enjoy the 'Tourí!

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