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Lime Kiln LandscapingLime Kiln landscaping as part of the Oldknow Legacy Project nearing completion in December 2017. By Arthur Procter.Jan 01, 2018
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Lime Kiln LandscapingLime Kiln landscaping as part of the Oldknow Legacy Project nearing completion in December 2017. By Arthur Procter.Jan 01, 2018
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Lime Kiln LandscapingLime Kiln landscaping as part of the Oldknow Legacy Project nearing completion in December 2017. By Arthur Procter.Jan 01, 2018
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Lime Kiln LandscapingLime Kiln landscaping as part of the Oldknow Legacy Project nearing completion in December 2017. By Arthur Procter.Jan 01, 2018
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Lime Kiln LandscapingLime Kiln landscaping as part of the Oldknow Legacy Project nearing completion in December 2017. By Arthur Procter.Jan 01, 2018
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Hollins ParadeThe Hollins Parade looking very fresh and new, provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 23, 2017
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Otterspool BridgeOtterspool Bridge on Dooley Lane, provide by Janet Holmes.Dec 23, 2017
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Marple Novelty CardAnother one of its time and best not to comment! Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 23, 2017


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.

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

87 files, last one added on Jul 06, 2017
Album viewed 1302 times

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Most viewed - Marple
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Nab Top Sanatorium2555 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Woodville School 1960s2140 viewsWoodville School, now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Buxton Lane Campus. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Bull's Head Cottages1489 viewsA zoomed in view of the Bull's Head Cottages on Market Street.
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11 Derby Street 19631448 viewsEmpty shop on Derby Street taken by Gordon Mills in November 1963. Think this was Gordon's own shop just before he moved in.
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Heydays of Marple Station1392 viewsCrowds line the platform at Marple Station.
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Bowling Green1350 viewsThe Bowling Green again shortly before going up in smoke (see Events).
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Bowling Green1332 viewsThe Bowling Green shortly before being set ablaze by arsonists and then demolished.
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Heydays of Marple Station1304 viewsAnother steam train pulls out of Marple Station on its way south.

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Otterspool Bridge 2012-03 (March)Arrival of Archimedes Screws Otterspool Bridge on 27 March 2012, during the Hydro-Electric Power Scheme installation. By Bill Beard.
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Marple DaleAn interesting view in Marple Dale showing Oakwood Hall on top of the hillside in the distance.
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Memorial Park LodgeThe lodge at the Station Road entrance to the Memorial Park in the snow.
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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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Stockport Road Stockport Road near the Post Office probably mid to late 1990s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Otterspool Bridge 2012-04 (April)Otterspool Bridge in April 2012, during the Hydro-Electric Power Scheme installation. By Bill Beard.
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Heydays of Marple StationA view of Marple Station on Brabyns Brow, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Otterspool BridgeOtterspool Bridge, from Marple Local History Society Archives.

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