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Marple Novelty CardA few snaps from Marple provided by Janet Holmes.May 22, 2020
Dan Ban Toll HouseDan Bank Toll House with a great view of the old stone fence posts, some of which can still be seen. Provided by Janet Holmes. May 22, 2020
Dan Bank Toll HouseA close-up study of the old toll house at Dan Bank. Provided by Janet Holmes. May 22, 2020
Marple MultiviewA hand-coloured version of a Marple multiview postcard provided by Janet Holmes.May 22, 2020
Hibbert LaneA close-up view of Hibbert Lane near the United Reformed Church provided by Janet Homes.May 22, 2020
HolllinsideHollinside shop was on Stockport Road, opposite the Navvie. Now Marple Spice Restaurant. From Marple Local History Society Archives.May 01, 2020
Hibbert Lane Garage 1997The closed Jet Garage on Hibbert Lane in 1997. From Marple Local History Society Archives.May 01, 2020
Hibbert Lane Garage 1990Hibbert Lane Garage in November 1990. From Marple Local History Society Archives.May 01, 2020

The Railways


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.

236 files, last one added on Feb 12, 2017
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The Lime Kilns


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.

141 files, last one added on Jan 01, 2018
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Dan Bank and Dooley Lane Area


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 May 22, 2020
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Marple from the Air


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


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


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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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.

520 files, last one added on May 22, 2020
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Albert Schools / E&E Overalls


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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Most viewed - Marple
Nab Top Sanatorium3261 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
West Towers / Almonds2947 viewsHotel West Towers / Almonds Restaurant makes way for "progress".
Bunker's Hill2687 viewsAn early view of Bunker's Hill.
Marple Station North Platform2622 viewsThe north platform in 1969.
Woodville School 1960s2576 viewsWoodville School, now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Buxton Lane Campus. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Shopping Area Improvements August 1962-07: Shops on Market Street2532 viewsShops on Market Street looking little different to today. One of a series of photos taken in August 1962 entitled Marple Shopping Area Improvements.
Beechwood Manor2519 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.
Marple Wharf Junction2517 viewsMarple Wharf Junction signal box in the 1960s.

Random files - Marple
Marple Conservative ClubThe Conservative Club on Church Lane taken in 1995. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
58 - Marple District Centre 1970Further up Queen Street, where the Evangelical Church is now, in 1970. Position 58 on UDC plan. From MLHS Archives.
Market StreetClosing down sales at Howles on Market Street c1991. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Park & PatersonA works picnic at Pickmere, David Paterson is second from right in the back row. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Otterspool Bridge 2012-05 (May)Otterspool Bridge in May 2012, during the Hydro-Electric Power Scheme installation. By Bill Beard.
Middlewood StationMiddlewood Station 12 September 1978. From Warwick Burton collection in Marple Local History Society Archives.
Lime Kiln Lodge (32 Strines Rd)Part of the Lime Kilns complex before conversion to a house. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Church Street cottage 1978The back of Church Street cottages. From the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.

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