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Marple souvenirsA trio of Marple china souvenirs collected by Mark Whittaker and donated to Marple Local History Society Archives in December 2023.Dec 18, 2023
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Ink well found in Marple Memorial ParkAn ink well found buried in Marple Memorial Park c2010 by Mark Whittaker and donated to Marple Local History Society Archives in December 2023.Dec 18, 2023
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Hollins Mill Apprentice CupA strange novelty cup from Hollins Mill known as the Apprentices' Cup. It's got a little frog inside. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 18, 2023
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Hollins Mill Apprentice CupA strange novelty cup from Hollins Mill known as the Apprentices' Cup. It's got a little frog inside. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 18, 2023
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Hollins Mill Apprentice CupA strange novelty cup from Hollins Mill known as the Apprentices' Cup. It's got a little frog inside. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 18, 2023
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Hollins Mill Apprentice CupA strange novelty cup from Hollins Mill known as the Apprentices' Cup. It's got a little frog inside. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 18, 2023
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Hollins Mill Apprentice CupA strange novelty cup from Hollins Mill known as the Apprentices' Cup. It's got a little frog inside. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 18, 2023
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Hollins Mill Apprentice CupA strange novelty cup from Hollins Mill known as the Apprentices' Cup. It's got a little frog inside. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 18, 2023


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.

112 files, last one added on Dec 18, 2023
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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
Album viewed 2032 times

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Nab Top Sanatorium3729 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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West Towers / Almonds3366 viewsHotel West Towers / Almonds Restaurant makes way for "progress".
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Woodville School 1960s2892 viewsWoodville School, now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Buxton Lane Campus. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Bunker's Hill2824 viewsAn early view of Bunker's Hill.
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Marple Station North Platform2779 viewsThe north platform in 1969.
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Shopping Area Improvements August 1962-07: Shops on Market Street2759 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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Beechwood Manor2739 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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Shopping Area Improvements August 1962-13: Pineapple Inn2730 viewsThe Pineapple Inn on Market Street. One of a series of photos taken in August 1962 entitled Marple Shopping Area Improvements.

Random files - Marple
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Marple MultiviewA hand coloured multiview card featuring Dan Bank, Stockport Road and the Jolly Sailor Road Junction. Postmarked 1970.
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Hollins Mill 1957Demolition of Hollins Mill in 1957. In 1891, at its peak, the Hollins Mill Company had 63,000 spindles and 1,500 looms.
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Ley Hey ParkLey Hey Park, Marple. Provided by Janet Holmes.
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Marple Station Improvements 2012-04-15Marple Station improvements - the new bridge section installed early Sunday morning, 15 April 2012. By Arthur Procter.
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Manor House 1980Manor House on Station Road. From the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1980.
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Braddock's Garage c2003/4The garage of H. Braddock and Son Ltd on Oldknow Road in 2003/4. provided by Graham Meakin.
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AlmshousesAll Saints' Church, the Almshouses and the Round House on Church Lane. Provided by Janet Holmes.
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Station RoadStation Road, from Marple Local History Society Archives.

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