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Marple Dale Farm ColonyPeople outside the Farm Colony at Marple Dale. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 30, 2018
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Marple MultiviewMarple Multiview postcard provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 30, 2018
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Church LaneA view down Church Lane alongside the Conservative Club. How narrow was the road then! Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 30, 2018
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Marple Memorial ParkA stunning image of Marple Memorial Park prior to the WWII changes to the Memorial. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 27, 2018
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View from Elm GroveNo records of Elm Grove has yet been found but this photo was taken approximately from what is now the junction of Oldknow and Arkwright Road looking across what is now the Recreation Ground toward the site of the Lime Kilns. Location was identified by Lily and Dave Myers. Card provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 27, 2018
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Dan BankThe bottom of Dan Bank in quieter days. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 27, 2018
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Marple MultiviewA Marple Multiview postcard, provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 27, 2018
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Marple MultiviewA mulitivie postcard featuring Marple and Marple Bridge. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 27, 2018


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.

113 files, last one added on Jul 18, 2015
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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.

87 files, last one added on Dec 23, 2017
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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


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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.

81 files, last one added on Jul 06, 2017
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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.

89 files, last one added on Jul 17, 2016
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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.

104 files, last one added on Dec 30, 2018
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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.

88 files, last one added on Dec 25, 2018
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Nab Top Sanatorium3012 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Station North Platform2530 viewsThe north platform in 1969.
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West Towers / Almonds2422 viewsHotel West Towers / Almonds Restaurant makes way for "progress".
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Woodville School 1960s2419 viewsWoodville School, now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Buxton Lane Campus. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Wharf Junction2404 viewsMarple Wharf Junction signal box in the 1960s.
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Bunker's Hill2374 viewsAn early view of Bunker's Hill.
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Beechwood Manor2237 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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Pineapple Inn2169 viewsThe Pineapple Inn on Market Street.

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Shocked in Marple!A card of its time: Still shocking now or just not very PC? Provided by Janet Holmes.
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Stockport Hydro Splashes Out!Stockport Hydro's Environmental Challenge Fund 2015 awards ceremony on 25 March 2015. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple Hall School 1960sMarple Hall School in the 1960s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Brabyns BrowThe long walk up Brabyns Brow, provided by Janet Holmes.
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Bowling GreenDemolition of the Bowling Green pub, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Hall School 1960sMarple Hall School in the 1960s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Macnair Court Re-building April 2012Rebuilding of Brentwood / Macnair Court nearing completion - taken at the end of April 2012 by Arthur Procter.
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The Lime KilnsThe Lime Kilns in decay, mid 1960s / early 1970s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.

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