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Church Lane (Junction with Stockport Road)Zoom in from glass slide: Junction of Church Lane and Stockport Road with Peace Farm left and Jolly Sailor Cottages opposite. Postman delivering letter and boy with newspaper. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 03, 2019
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Church Lane (Junction with Stockport Road)Junction of Church Lane and Stockport Road with Peace Farm left and Jolly Sailor Cottages opposite. Postman delivering letter and boy with newspaper. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 03, 2019
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Church Lane (Junction with Stockport Road)Zoom in from glass slide: Junction of Church Lane and Stockport Road with Peace Farm left and Jolly Sailor Cottages opposite. Gent sitting on wall is Cushy Steel, a member of the Rishworth family who lived at Peace Farm. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Dec 03, 2019
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Waterside 1971Waterside with the Ring o' Bells on the right, off Church Lane on 9 November 1971. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 02, 2019
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Claremont Avenue c1956Outside 45 Claremont Avenue looking west. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 02, 2019
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Isherwood Drive c1956Outside 20 Isherwood Drive looking west. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 02, 2019
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Isherwood Drive c1956Outside 20 Isherwood Drive looking west. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 02, 2019
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Claremont Avenue c1956Outside 20 Claremont Avenue looking west. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 02, 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
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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.

128 files, last one added on Dec 02, 2019
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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.

88 files, last one added on Nov 19, 2019
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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.

79 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.

117 files, last one added on Dec 03, 2019
Album viewed 1692 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
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Nab Top Sanatorium3190 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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West Towers / Almonds2776 viewsHotel West Towers / Almonds Restaurant makes way for "progress".
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Bunker's Hill2619 viewsAn early view of Bunker's Hill.
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Marple Station North Platform2593 viewsThe north platform in 1969.
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Woodville School 1960s2520 viewsWoodville School, now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Buxton Lane Campus. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Beechwood Manor2464 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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Marple Wharf Junction2460 viewsMarple Wharf Junction signal box in the 1960s.
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Shopping Area Improvements August 1962-07: Shops on Market Street2435 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 District Centre 1977-82Chadwick Street in late 1970s or early 1980s. Source Pete Robinson / Eddie Ashworth.
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Procter's Shoe Shop on Market StreetSid Procter outside his shoe shop on Market Street in 1987, taken by son Arthur. For more pictures of Sid inside his shop visit the People albums.
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Rose Hill House LodgeThe gates to Rose Hill House on Stockport Road during demolition of the Lodge. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Werneth LowWerneth Low
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Marple Dale - Chadkirk Bridge 2012-06 (June) Chadkirk Bridge at Marple Dale Weir in construction during June 2012. By Arthur Procter.
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Mini Lime KilnA small Lime Kiln was built near the ruins of Marple Lime Kilns as part of the Oldknow Legacy Project on 30 March 2017. By Arthur Procter.
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Liberal Club DemolitionDemolition of the Liberal Club in 1993, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple District Centre 1975-76Properties around Chadwick Street car park. Source Pete Robinson / Eddie Ashworth.

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