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Climbing frame in Memorial ParkA young girl scaling the climbing frame in Marple Memorial Park, thought to be in the 1970s. Provided by Caroline Calverley.Jul 10, 2020
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Boating on the Pool in Memorial ParkA boat on the boating pond in Marple Memorial Park, thought to be in the 1970s. Provided by Caroline Calverley.Jul 10, 2020
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Boating Pool and Library in Memorial ParkThe boating pool in Marple Memorial Park, mid to late 1970s (the library was built in 1974). Provided by Caroline Calverley.Jul 10, 2020
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Marple Novelty CardA few snaps from Marple provided by Janet Holmes.May 22, 2020
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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
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Dan Bank Toll HouseA close-up study of the old toll house at Dan Bank. Provided by Janet Holmes. May 22, 2020
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Marple MultiviewA hand-coloured version of a Marple multiview postcard provided by Janet Holmes.May 22, 2020
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Hibbert LaneA close-up view of Hibbert Lane near the United Reformed Church provided by Janet Homes.May 22, 2020


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.

236 files, last one added on Feb 12, 2017
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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.

141 files, last one added on Jan 01, 2018
Album viewed 1103 times

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.

520 files, last one added on May 22, 2020
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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 Sanatorium3317 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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West Towers / Almonds3007 viewsHotel West Towers / Almonds Restaurant makes way for "progress".
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Bunker's Hill2710 viewsAn early view of Bunker's Hill.
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Marple Station North Platform2648 viewsThe north platform in 1969.
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Woodville School 1960s2618 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 Street2562 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 Manor2546 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 Inn2540 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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45 - Marple District Centre 1970The Carver Theatre viewed from Chadwick Street in 1970, butting up against houses since demolished to make way for the car park. Position 45 on UDC plan. From MLHS Archives.
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Marple District Centre 1975-76Area behind White's Butchers during Service Road improvements. Source Pete Robinson / Eddie Ashworth.
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Ridgedale CentreThe former site of Hollins Mill is cleared ready for construction of the Co-Op (now Asda) in September 1988. 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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Marple Conservative ClubMarple Conservative Club on Church Lane.
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Marple Dale - Chadkirk Bridge 2012-06-20b (June) Chadkirk Bridge at Marple Dale Weir being lifted into place on 20 June 2012. By David Burridge.
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Woodville Hall 1993 InteriorThe lead lined gutter in the roof space of Woodville Hall shortly before it closed in July 1993. R. Noble.
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Stockport Hydro Splashes Out!Stockport Hydro's Environmental Challenge Fund 2015 awards ceremony on 25 March 2015. By Arthur Procter.

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