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Stockport RoadStockport Road at the junctions with Church Lane and Station Road. Provided by Janet Holmes.Apr 02, 2020
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AlmshousesAll Saints' Church, the Almshouses and the Round House on Church Lane. Provided by Janet Holmes.Apr 02, 2020
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Station RoadA postcard of houses on Station Road provided by Janet Holmes.Apr 02, 2020
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Marple MultiviewA Marple multiview postcard featuring Lovers Lane near "Plux" Bridge, the Viaduct and Tea Rooms at Roman Lakes, the canal and Mellor Lodge. Provided by Janet Holmes.Apr 02, 2020
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NorWeb Shop, Stockport RoadThe NorWeb Shop on Stockport Road in 1997, now Stationery Supplies. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 26, 2020
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NorWeb Shop, Stockport RoadThe NorWeb Shop on Stockport Road in 1997, now Stationery Supplies. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 26, 2020
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Market StreetA sunny Market Street in the 1980s or 90s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 26, 2020
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Ridgedale CentreConstruction of the Co-Op (now Asda) on the former site of Hollins Mill in the late 1980s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 26, 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".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nab Top Sanatorium3231 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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West Towers / Almonds2921 viewsHotel West Towers / Almonds Restaurant makes way for "progress".
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Bunker's Hill2675 viewsAn early view of Bunker's Hill.
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Marple Station North Platform2610 viewsThe north platform in 1969.
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Woodville School 1960s2555 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 Street2513 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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Marple Wharf Junction2507 viewsMarple Wharf Junction signal box in the 1960s.
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Beechwood Manor2502 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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Ridgedale CentreThe former site of Hollins Mill is cleared ready for construction of the Co-Op (now Asda) in 1988. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Station Improvements 2012-04-13 Marple Station improvements in progress on 13 April 2012. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple Station Improvements 2012-05-21Marple Station improvements in progress, taken 21 May 2012. By Arthur Procter.
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Trinity Methodist ChapelTrinity Methodist Chapel to the left, centre Hollins Mill Chimney and right Emily Street backyards and toilets. Provided by Ray Noble.
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Wheeldon's ShopGeorge Wheeldon's shop on the corner of Oldknow Road and St. Martin's Road, almost certainly decorated for the coronation of George V in 1911.
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Ridgedale CentreThe former site of Hollins Mill is cleared ready for construction of the Co-Op (now Asda) in September 1988. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Dale Farm House 1981Marple Dale Farm House, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1981.
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Lime Kilns BungalowBungalow at the top of the Lime Kilns with Bleak House behind. By Jim Graves 1960s/70s.

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