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Climbing frame in Memorial ParkA young girl scaling the climbing frame in Marple Memorial Park, thought to be in the 1970s. Provided by Caroline Calverley.Jul 10, 2020
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Boating on the Pool in Memorial ParkA boat on the boating pond in Marple Memorial Park, thought to be in the 1970s. Provided by Caroline Calverley.Jul 10, 2020
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Boating Pool and Library in Memorial ParkThe boating pool in Marple Memorial Park, mid to late 1970s (the library was built in 1974). Provided by Caroline Calverley.Jul 10, 2020
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Marple Novelty CardA few snaps from Marple provided by Janet Holmes.May 22, 2020
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Dan Ban Toll HouseDan Bank Toll House with a great view of the old stone fence posts, some of which can still be seen. Provided by Janet Holmes. May 22, 2020
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Dan Bank Toll HouseA close-up study of the old toll house at Dan Bank. Provided by Janet Holmes. May 22, 2020
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Marple MultiviewA hand-coloured version of a Marple multiview postcard provided by Janet Holmes.May 22, 2020
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Hibbert LaneA close-up view of Hibbert Lane near the United Reformed Church provided by Janet Homes.May 22, 2020


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.

129 files, last one added on Apr 02, 2020
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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.

93 files, last one added on May 01, 2020
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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.

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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.

100 files, last one added on Jul 10, 2020
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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.

118 files, last one added on Apr 02, 2020
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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.

89 files, last one added on Apr 02, 2020
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Nab Top Sanatorium3327 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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West Towers / Almonds3016 viewsHotel West Towers / Almonds Restaurant makes way for "progress".
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Bunker's Hill2716 viewsAn early view of Bunker's Hill.
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Marple Station North Platform2654 viewsThe north platform in 1969.
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Woodville School 1960s2623 viewsWoodville School, now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Buxton Lane Campus. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Shopping Area Improvements August 1962-07: Shops on Market Street2568 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 Manor2550 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 Inn2548 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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Farming at ChardkirkHarvest time at Chadkirk during World War I. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Shopping Area Improvements August 1962-24: Dolce VitaA grocer's store occupies the premises now known as the 'Dolce Vita' on Stockport Road. One of a series of photos taken in August 1962 entitled Marple Shopping Area Improvements.
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Centre of MarpleStockport Road at the centre of Marple, the same scene in 2006.
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Macnair Court Re-building July 2011Rebuilding of Brentwood / Macnair Court - taken at the end of July 2011 by Arthur Procter.
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Marple Station Improvements 2012-06-18Removal of the old bridge at Marple Station on 18 June 2012. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple Dale Nursing Home 1997Entertainment Room at Marple Dale Nursing Home, formerly Nab Top Sanatorium, in 1997. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mini Lime KilnA small Lime Kiln was built near the ruins of Marple Lime Kilns as part of the Oldknow Legacy Project on 30 March 2017. By Arthur Procter.
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The Lime KilnsThe Lime Kilns in ruins before they were made 'safe'. Taken by Bill Beard in 1960s.

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