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Marple Dale Farm ColonyPeople outside the Farm Colony at Marple Dale. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 30, 2018
Marple MultiviewMarple Multiview postcard provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 30, 2018
Church LaneA view down Church Lane alongside the Conservative Club. How narrow was the road then! Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 30, 2018
Marple Memorial ParkA stunning image of Marple Memorial Park prior to the WWII changes to the Memorial. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 27, 2018
View from Elm GroveNo records of Elm Grove has yet been found but this photo was taken approximately from what is now the junction of Oldknow and Arkwright Road looking across what is now the Recreation Ground toward the site of the Lime Kilns. Location was identified by Lily and Dave Myers. Card provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 27, 2018
Dan BankThe bottom of Dan Bank in quieter days. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 27, 2018
Marple MultiviewA Marple Multiview postcard, provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 27, 2018
Marple MultiviewA mulitivie postcard featuring Marple and Marple Bridge. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 27, 2018

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.

176 files, last one added on Dec 27, 2018
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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.

511 files, last one added on Dec 30, 2018
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Nab Top Sanatorium3012 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Marple Station North Platform2530 viewsThe north platform in 1969.
West Towers / Almonds2422 viewsHotel West Towers / Almonds Restaurant makes way for "progress".
Woodville School 1960s2419 viewsWoodville School, now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Buxton Lane Campus. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Marple Wharf Junction2404 viewsMarple Wharf Junction signal box in the 1960s.
Bunker's Hill2374 viewsAn early view of Bunker's Hill.
Beechwood Manor2237 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.
Pineapple Inn2169 viewsThe Pineapple Inn on Market Street.

Random files - Marple
Bowden Lane Farm Bowden Lane Farm in December 1983, prior to redevelopments. From Warwick Burton collection in Marple Local History Society Archives.
Seventeen WindowsHard to see why it's called Seventeen Windows today!
Market Street 1978Market Street with Aeroquip in the background on the present day Co-Op site. From the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
Memorial ParkMarple War Memorial Park and the hills beyond.
Junction with Hollins LaneThe junction of Stockport Road and Hollins Lane today.
Hollins HouseHollins House in Memorial Park, now council offices.
The Lime KilnsA detail of one of the gothic 'windows' in the Lime Kilns. Taken by Bill Beard in 1960s.
Steam Train passes through Marple May 2015Jubilee Class 5690 Leander BR No.45690 train, Built at Crewe in March 1936 passes through Marple 30 May 2015. By Arthur Procter.

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