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Marple souvenirsA trio of Marple china souvenirs collected by Mark Whittaker and donated to Marple Local History Society Archives in December 2023.Dec 18, 2023
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Ink well found in Marple Memorial ParkAn ink well found buried in Marple Memorial Park c2010 by Mark Whittaker and donated to Marple Local History Society Archives in December 2023.Dec 18, 2023
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Hollins Mill Apprentice CupA strange novelty cup from Hollins Mill known as the Apprentices' Cup. It's got a little frog inside. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 18, 2023
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Hollins Mill Apprentice CupA strange novelty cup from Hollins Mill known as the Apprentices' Cup. It's got a little frog inside. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 18, 2023
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Hollins Mill Apprentice CupA strange novelty cup from Hollins Mill known as the Apprentices' Cup. It's got a little frog inside. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 18, 2023
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Hollins Mill Apprentice CupA strange novelty cup from Hollins Mill known as the Apprentices' Cup. It's got a little frog inside. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 18, 2023
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Hollins Mill Apprentice CupA strange novelty cup from Hollins Mill known as the Apprentices' Cup. It's got a little frog inside. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 18, 2023
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Hollins Mill Apprentice CupA strange novelty cup from Hollins Mill known as the Apprentices' Cup. It's got a little frog inside. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 18, 2023


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.

183 files, last one added on Jul 04, 2022
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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
Album viewed 707 times

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.

528 files, last one added on Dec 18, 2023
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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
Album viewed 229 times

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Nab Top Sanatorium3711 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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West Towers / Almonds3353 viewsHotel West Towers / Almonds Restaurant makes way for "progress".
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Woodville School 1960s2880 viewsWoodville School, now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Buxton Lane Campus. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Bunker's Hill2821 viewsAn early view of Bunker's Hill.
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Marple Station North Platform2776 viewsThe north platform in 1969.
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Shopping Area Improvements August 1962-07: Shops on Market Street2755 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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Beechwood Manor2730 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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Shopping Area Improvements August 1962-13: Pineapple Inn2727 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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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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Bull's Head PubEven then the clientele of the Bull, on Market Street, were quite young!
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Ring o' Bells, Church LaneLooking up Church Lane, past the Ring o' Bells to All Saints' School. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Park & Paterson Marple WorksA newspaper cutting, date unknown: "Furnaceworker Mr Herbert Higginbottom working at a local metal merchants and refiners." From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Woodville Hall 1993 InteriorThe hallway of Woodville Hall shortly before it closed in July 1993. R. Noble.
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Stockport RoadStockport Road at the junctions with Church Lane and Station Road. Provided by Janet Holmes.
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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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Stag and Pheasant PubThe Stag and Pheasant Pub down at Otterspool Bridge. Provided by Janet Holmes.

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