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All Saints' Old Church

A handcoloured shot of All Saints' Old Church from a Souvenir of Marple Booklet.

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Noel Brindley   [Mar 02, 2011 at 08:58 PM]
Samuel Oldknow was a great advocate for good roads, many of which be made at his own expense, and probably the only in­stance of his reminding the inbabitants (of Marple) of any thing he had done for their good occurred in 1819, when a meeting was held in the church to determine a ques­tion between him and the then surveyor of the highways; which being deter­mined in his favour, drew from him the following observation, delivered with peculiar energy; " Gentlemen, I have made you excellent roads upon earth, and (pointing to the church) I have made you an excellent road to Heaven”. Extract from The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle, from July to December, 1828, Obituary.

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