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Braddock's GarageBraddock's Garage in its original location on Stockport Road c1940. Founder Roy Braddock is standing with hands-on-hips. From Marple Local History Society Archives. See comments for more information.Apr 11, 2021
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Well Cottage 1968Well Cottage was sited on what is now the car park of the Conservative Club on Church Lane. The building behind it is what is now the Marple Cottage Surgery. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 25, 2021
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Market Street junction with Stockport RoadA fabulous sepia copy of the junction of Market Street and Stockport Road without the watermarks of the bw version. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 25, 2021
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Market Street junction with Stockport RoadLeft hand side of a fabulous sepia copy of the junction of Market Street and Stockport Road without the watermarks of the bw version. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 25, 2021
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Market Street junction with Stockport RoadRight hand side of a fabulous sepia copy of the junction of Market Street and Stockport Road without the watermarks of the bw version. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 25, 2021
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Hodgkinson Fish ServerThis silver fish-serving set was present to Mrs Elizabeth Hodgkinson (nee Chipman) on her marriage to Henry Hodgkinson on 29 March 1877 by the lady tenants of the Hollins Mill Co. at Poise Mill (also known as Wellington Mill) in Bosden. Provided by Sue Gray via Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021
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Hodgkinson Fish ServerThis silver fish-serving set was present to Mrs Elizabeth Hodgkinson (nee Chipman) on her marriage to Henry Hodgkinson on 29 March 1877 by the lady tenants of the Hollins Mill Co. at Poise Mill (also known as Wellington Mill) in Bosden. Provided by Sue Gray via Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021
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Hodgkinson Fish ServerThis silver fish-serving set was present to Mrs Elizabeth Hodgkinson (nee Chipman) on her marriage to Henry Hodgkinson on 29 March 1877 by the lady tenants of the Hollins Mill Co. at Poise Mill (also known as Wellington Mill) in Bosden. Provided by Sue Gray via Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021


Marple's Changing Face


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Marple's Changing Face was produced by the late Gordon Mills in 2003. Gordon was a prolific writer, photographer and local historian who produced several fascinating video interviews with local people, guided local history walks and this, the definitive photo history presentation of "Marple's Changing Face".

5 files, last one added on Apr 07, 2012
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Stockport Road (Northwest)


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This album of Stockport Road covers the section from Dan Bank to the junctions of Station Road and Church Lane, where for so many years the Jolly Sailor Pub was a major landmark at the heart of the community.

131 files, last one added on Mar 16, 2021
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Stockport Road (Southeast)


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This second album of Stockport Road covers the area beyond the junctions with Station Road and Church Lane up to the Navigation Hotel, another major landmark central to the community that thankfully remains.

95 files, last one added on Feb 08, 2021
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District Centre


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Marple District Centre was changed radically in the 1970s when Market Street was paved over and Hibbert Lane was extended between Church Lane and Stockport Road. The numbered images in this album were taken by Marple UDC during these changes and the location of each shot was marked on a large plan of the area, which is also included in the album. Additional photos taken by Pete Robinson during the 1970s and provided by Eddie Ashworth, who worked on the improvements, were added in 2015/16.

109 files, last one added on Jan 02, 2016
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Market Street & Derby Way


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Market Street is now the thriving centre of Marple shopping, recently regenerated with improvements to the paved area. Most of the pictures in this album show a very different Market Street, before pedestrianisation, but it's clear that it was at the heart of the community then too.

89 files, last one added on Mar 25, 2021
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Hollins Mill & Estate


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The Hollins estate was first mentioned in 1712 and when Hollins Mill was built in 1830 the present day centre of Marple developed around it. Nothing is left of the Mill today but Marple Memorial Park remains at the heart of Marple and is a lasting legacy of the mill owners' generosity and the community's losses during the Great War. This album contains images relating to the mill and the estate, including Marple Memorial Park.

106 files, last one added on Mar 21, 2021
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Church Lane


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This album covers Church Lane, running from the junction with Stockport Road up, past the Hatters Arms and the junctions with Hibbert Lane and Market Street, on past the Con Club and the Ring o' Bells and all the way to All Saints' Church.

119 files, last one added on Mar 25, 2021
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Station Road and Brabyns Brow


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This album covers Station Road from the junction with Stockport Road up past Memorial Park towards Marple Station, where it turns into Brabyns Brow, and on down the Brow past Brabyns Park and on to Marple Bridge.

92 files, last one added on Feb 08, 2021
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Nab Top Sanatorium3505 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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West Towers / Almonds3196 viewsHotel West Towers / Almonds Restaurant makes way for "progress".
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Bunker's Hill2777 viewsAn early view of Bunker's Hill.
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Woodville School 1960s2749 viewsWoodville School, now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Buxton Lane Campus. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Station North Platform2730 viewsThe north platform in 1969.
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Shopping Area Improvements August 1962-07: Shops on Market Street2666 viewsShops on Market Street looking little different to today. One of a series of photos taken in August 1962 entitled Marple Shopping Area Improvements.
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Shopping Area Improvements August 1962-13: Pineapple Inn2651 viewsThe Pineapple Inn on Market Street. One of a series of photos taken in August 1962 entitled Marple Shopping Area Improvements.
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Beechwood Manor2639 viewsBeechwood Manor was home to Edward Ross J.P., Secretary of the M.S.L. from 1850 to 1892. He had a private footpath to Marple Station, descending to the line after crossing the footbridge that can be seen in the background.

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E & E Overalls / E & E WorkwearInside the former Albert Schools building on 28 February 2019, the week before closure for demolition. By Mark Whittaker.
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Hibbert LaneLooking up to All Saints' from what is now the college on Hibbert Lane.
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Cross LaneAn early view of Cross Lane. Provided by Ray Noble.
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Hollins ParadeThe Hollins Parade on Stockport Road, soon after erection. Updated from Marple Local History Society Archives 14 May 2011.
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Ridge QuarryAnother shot of the Ridge Quarry around 1900.
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Jolly Sailor CottagesJolly Sailor Cottages on Stockport Road in around 1934. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Trains in Marple c1960-63 (25)Marple Station. LMS 8F 2-8-0. A Buxton engine with a small snowplough.
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Rose Hill StationRailway workers and passengers posing at Rose Hill Station.

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