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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


The Railways


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This album covers both Marple Railway Station and Rose Hill Station as we do not yet have enough pictures to split them into separate albums. If you can help with more photographs of either station, please get in touch.

238 files, last one added on Dec 23, 2020
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The Lime Kilns


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Little of Samuel Oldknow's Lime Kilns remain today and it is difficult to imagine the scale and impact that these early industrial buildings had on Marple's landscape. The images in this album will help to give some idea. Click here to read more about the Lime Kilns.

142 files, last one added on Mar 11, 2021
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Dan Bank and Dooley Lane Area


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This album covers the Dan Bank and Dooley Lane area, including Otterspool, Chadkirk and as far up as Bunker's Hill. You could claim that some of this is not strictly Marple but then you'd be missing out on some great photos.

182 files, last one added on May 22, 2020
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Marple from the Air


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These images of Marple from the air were taken between 1955 and the early 1960s. They can be dated by the Hollins Mill, still there in 1955 but demolished in 1957, and Hollins Parade and Hanburys being built in the late 50s or early 60s. The photos are from Marple Local History Society's Archives.

15 files, last one added on Jun 18, 2013
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Park & Paterson Foundry


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Park & Paterson (Manchester) Ltd was situated on Cross Lane, Marple. The original foundry premises were built during the latter part of the 19th century and had railway access from the adjoining Rose Hill line. The firm went into receivership in 2004. The photos in this album are from Marple Local Histoery Society Archives and are mostly undated.

51 files, last one added on Jan 09, 2011
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Stockport Hydro


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The Stockport hydro scheme at Otterspool Weir is Manchester's first community-owned hydro-electric project. This album contains photos taken by local people during its construction and since it began generating electricity in October 2012.

70 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2015
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Miscellaneous


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This album is home to all those pictures of the Marple area where we currently don't have quite enough to create separate albums. Areas such as Hibbert Lane, Chadwick Street, Stone Row, Cross Lane and Hollins Mill, to name just a few. There are also a several from outside the area that we couldn't bring ourselves to discard.

526 files, last one added on Apr 11, 2021
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Albert Schools / E&E Overalls


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E & E Overalls / E & E Workwear used the former Albert Schools building since the late 1960 / early 1970s. In 2018 planning permission was granted to demolish the old buildings and replace them with new apartments and retail premises. The photos in this album were taken in February / Marple 2019, during the week before final closure.

110 files, last one added on Jun 23, 2019
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Nab Top Sanatorium3459 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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West Towers / Almonds3155 viewsHotel West Towers / Almonds Restaurant makes way for "progress".
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Bunker's Hill2767 viewsAn early view of Bunker's Hill.
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Marple Station North Platform2713 viewsThe north platform in 1969.
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Woodville School 1960s2706 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 Street2637 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 Inn2623 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 Manor2617 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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Church Lane (Hibbert Lane junction)Cottages on the car park opposite Littlewoods Butchers in 1984. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Market StreetMarket Street, looking toward Stockport Road with the Bull's Head on the right.
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Dooley LaneDooley Lane with the Hare and Hounds in the background again.
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Marple Dale Nursing Home 1997Remains of Nab Top Sanatorium at Marple Dale Nursing Home in 1997. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Dan Bank Road WideningOvernight works on Dan Bank during the road widening on 12 February 2011. By Arthur Procter.
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09 - Marple District Centre 1970Rear of shops at 36 - 62 Market Street (Sew-In, Paul Howard etc) in 1970. Now a Service Road and Parking Area. Position 9 on UDC plan. From MLHS Archives.
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Marple High School"Marple High School", now Brabyns Preparatory School. This view is confirmed by the current headmaster as "the view from the back of our main building as it was - we now have a hall/Nursery and Nursery playground there (built in 1999)". From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Shopping Area Improvements August 1962-16: Bull's Head PubThe Bull's Head Pub on Market Street. One of a series of photos taken in August 1962 entitled Marple Shopping Area Improvements.

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