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Braddock's GarageBraddock's Garage in its original location on Stockport Road c1940. Founder Roy Braddock is standing with hands-on-hips. From Marple Local History Society Archives. See comments for more information.Apr 11, 2021
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Well Cottage 1968Well Cottage was sited on what is now the car park of the Conservative Club on Church Lane. The building behind it is what is now the Marple Cottage Surgery. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 25, 2021
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Market Street junction with Stockport RoadA fabulous sepia copy of the junction of Market Street and Stockport Road without the watermarks of the bw version. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 25, 2021
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Market Street junction with Stockport RoadLeft hand side of a fabulous sepia copy of the junction of Market Street and Stockport Road without the watermarks of the bw version. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 25, 2021
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Market Street junction with Stockport RoadRight hand side of a fabulous sepia copy of the junction of Market Street and Stockport Road without the watermarks of the bw version. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 25, 2021
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Hodgkinson Fish ServerThis silver fish-serving set was present to Mrs Elizabeth Hodgkinson (nee Chipman) on her marriage to Henry Hodgkinson on 29 March 1877 by the lady tenants of the Hollins Mill Co. at Poise Mill (also known as Wellington Mill) in Bosden. Provided by Sue Gray via Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021
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Hodgkinson Fish ServerThis silver fish-serving set was present to Mrs Elizabeth Hodgkinson (nee Chipman) on her marriage to Henry Hodgkinson on 29 March 1877 by the lady tenants of the Hollins Mill Co. at Poise Mill (also known as Wellington Mill) in Bosden. Provided by Sue Gray via Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021
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Hodgkinson Fish ServerThis silver fish-serving set was present to Mrs Elizabeth Hodgkinson (nee Chipman) on her marriage to Henry Hodgkinson on 29 March 1877 by the lady tenants of the Hollins Mill Co. at Poise Mill (also known as Wellington Mill) in Bosden. Provided by Sue Gray via Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021


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.

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.

106 files, last one added on Mar 21, 2021
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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
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Nab Top Sanatorium3406 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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West Towers / Almonds3096 viewsHotel West Towers / Almonds Restaurant makes way for "progress".
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Bunker's Hill2753 viewsAn early view of Bunker's Hill.
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Marple Station North Platform2694 viewsThe north platform in 1969.
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Woodville School 1960s2679 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 Street2616 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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Shopping Area Improvements August 1962-13: Pineapple Inn2601 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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Beechwood Manor2596 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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Old Manor FarmA rear dormer window at Old Manor Farm at Dan Bank. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Station Improvements 2012-02-14Marple Station improvements in progress on 14 February 2012. By Arthur Procter.
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Donkey BridgeDonkey Bridge, in the woods near Dan Bank.
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Hollins Mill from Stockport RoadA great view of Hollins Mill from Stockport Road prior to 1957. The shop on the corner was a "High Class Confectioners". From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Otterspool Bridge 2012-05 (May)Otterspool Bridge in May 2012, during the Hydro-Electric Power Scheme installation. By Arthur Procter.
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06 - Marple District Centre 1970Derby Street from Church Lane in 1970. The building on the left is now Littlewood's Butchers and the buildings behind are gone. Position 6 on UDC plan. From MLHS Archives.
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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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Marple Goyt Viaduct 19735596 "Bahamas" Steam Train on Marple Goyt Viaduct on 17 June 1973. From Warwick Burton collection in Marple Local History Society Archives.

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