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Weatherley DriveThe junction of Stockport Road and Weatherley Drive when the latter was still unadopted. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
Marple Novelty CardA postcard of its time claiming to shine "A little light on a dark subject at Marple" down in the woods. Excuse positioning of the watermark! Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
Brabyns BrowA couple of gents stroll up Brabyns Brow past the Midland Hotel in quieter days. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
Marple DaleA girl paddles in a scenic view of Marple Dale. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
Stockport RoadStockport Road, when the Post Office was located for many years. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
Marple DaleA scenic hand-coloured postcard of Marple Dale provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
Marple Novelty CardAnother hilarious card of its time! Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
Brabyns BrowThe view down Brabyns Brow when the park was still a private estate behind 8ft walls. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021

Marple's Changing Face


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)


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.

130 files, last one added on Feb 08, 2021
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Stockport Road (Southeast)


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


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


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.

86 files, last one added on Dec 11, 2020
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Hollins Mill & Estate


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.

102 files, last one added on Dec 23, 2020
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Church Lane


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.

118 files, last one added on Apr 02, 2020
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Station Road and Brabyns Brow


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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Most viewed - Marple
Nab Top Sanatorium3376 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
West Towers / Almonds3058 viewsHotel West Towers / Almonds Restaurant makes way for "progress".
Bunker's Hill2733 viewsAn early view of Bunker's Hill.
Marple Station North Platform2678 viewsThe north platform in 1969.
Woodville School 1960s2649 viewsWoodville School, now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Buxton Lane Campus. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Shopping Area Improvements August 1962-07: Shops on Market Street2596 viewsShops on Market Street looking little different to today. One of a series of photos taken in August 1962 entitled Marple Shopping Area Improvements.
Shopping Area Improvements August 1962-13: Pineapple Inn2578 viewsThe Pineapple Inn on Market Street. One of a series of photos taken in August 1962 entitled Marple Shopping Area Improvements.
Beechwood Manor2577 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.

Random files - Marple
Macnair Court Demolition April 2011Demolition of Brentwood / Macnair Court - the shell of the original building is being retained. Taken by Arthur Procter on 27 April 2011
40 - Marple District Centre 1970What is now the Chadwick Street Car Park looking towards what is now the back of Iceland in 1970. Position 40 on UDC plan. From MLHS Archives.
Chadkirk ValleyWalking in the Charkirk Valley, provided by Janet Holmes.
Marple Station Improvements 2012-04-28Marple Station improvements in progress, taken 28 April 2012. By Arthur Procter.
Marple DaleA shot of Marple Dale, date uncertain.
Hollins Parade"The new Parade of shops on the Hollins Mill site at Stockport Road, the attractions of which have been considerably improved by the planting of rose beds." From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Steam Train passes through Marple May 2015Jubilee Class 5690 Leander BR No.45690 train, Built at Crewe in March 1936 passes through Marple 30 May 2015. By Arthur Procter.
Stockport Hydro Splashes Out!Stockport Hydro's Environmental Challenge Fund 2015 awards ceremony on 25 March 2015. By Arthur Procter.

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