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Albert Schools site 22 June 2019The Albert Schools are now a pile of bricks on 22 June 2019. Photo by David Burridge.Jun 23, 2019
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Albert Schools site 22 June 2019The Albert Schools are now a pile of bricks on 22 June 2019. Photo by David Burridge.Jun 23, 2019
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Albert Schools site 22 June 2019The Albert Schools are now a pile of bricks on 22 June 2019. Photo by David Burridge.Jun 23, 2019
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Albert Schools site 22 June 2019The Albert Schools are now a pile of bricks on 22 June 2019. Photo by David Burridge.Jun 23, 2019
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Albert Schools site 22 June 2019The Albert Schools are now a pile of bricks on 22 June 2019. Photo by David Burridge.Jun 23, 2019
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Albert Schools site 22 June 2019The Albert Schools are now a pile of bricks on 22 June 2019. Photo by David Burridge.Jun 23, 2019
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E & E Overalls / E & E WorkwearInside the former Albert Schools building on 1 March 2019, the week before closure for demolition. By Arthur Procter.Mar 04, 2019
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E & E Overalls / E & E WorkwearInside the former Albert Schools building on 1 March 2019, the week before closure for demolition. By Arthur Procter.Mar 04, 2019


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
Album viewed 879 times

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
Album viewed 4984 times

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
Album viewed 1163 times

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
Album viewed 746 times

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
Album viewed 1625 times

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
Album viewed 1571 times

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Nab Top Sanatorium3147 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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West Towers / Almonds2612 viewsHotel West Towers / Almonds Restaurant makes way for "progress".
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Marple Station North Platform2571 viewsThe north platform in 1969.
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Bunker's Hill2560 viewsAn early view of Bunker's Hill.
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Woodville School 1960s2484 viewsWoodville School, now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Buxton Lane Campus. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Wharf Junction2435 viewsMarple Wharf Junction signal box in the 1960s.
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Beechwood Manor2398 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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Shops on Market Street2345 viewsShops on Market Street looking little different to today.

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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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Park & Paterson Carnival FloatPark & Paterson's lorry takes part in a Marple Carnival Parade, date unknown. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Junction with LocksideThe junction of Stockport Road and Lockside.
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Marple District Centre 1975-76Rear of the Bull's Head during construction of Service Road. Source Pete Robinson / Eddie Ashworth.
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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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Bowden LaneBowden Lane looking very countryfied.
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Mineral MillThis photograph taken in 1908 features Josiah Rowbottom with Hilda (Jinks?) and Jack Barber in front of the Mineral Mill, which used to be near to the Lime Kilns.
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Marple MultiviewA black and white multiview card featuring Memorial Park, Brabyns Park, the Canal, Top Lock and a view from the Ridge.

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