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Church Lane (Junction with Stockport Road)Zoom in from glass slide: Junction of Church Lane and Stockport Road with Peace Farm left and Jolly Sailor Cottages opposite. Postman delivering letter and boy with newspaper. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 03, 2019
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Church Lane (Junction with Stockport Road)Junction of Church Lane and Stockport Road with Peace Farm left and Jolly Sailor Cottages opposite. Postman delivering letter and boy with newspaper. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 03, 2019
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Church Lane (Junction with Stockport Road)Zoom in from glass slide: Junction of Church Lane and Stockport Road with Peace Farm left and Jolly Sailor Cottages opposite. Gent sitting on wall is Cushy Steel, a member of the Rishworth family who lived at Peace Farm. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Dec 03, 2019
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Waterside 1971Waterside with the Ring o' Bells on the right, off Church Lane on 9 November 1971. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 02, 2019
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Claremont Avenue c1956Outside 45 Claremont Avenue looking west. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 02, 2019
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Isherwood Drive c1956Outside 20 Isherwood Drive looking west. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 02, 2019
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Isherwood Drive c1956Outside 20 Isherwood Drive looking west. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 02, 2019
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Claremont Avenue c1956Outside 20 Claremont Avenue looking west. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 02, 2019


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
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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.

180 files, last one added on Nov 19, 2019
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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.

514 files, last one added on Dec 02, 2019
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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 Sanatorium3190 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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West Towers / Almonds2776 viewsHotel West Towers / Almonds Restaurant makes way for "progress".
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Bunker's Hill2619 viewsAn early view of Bunker's Hill.
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Marple Station North Platform2593 viewsThe north platform in 1969.
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Woodville School 1960s2520 viewsWoodville School, now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Buxton Lane Campus. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Beechwood Manor2464 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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Marple Wharf Junction2460 viewsMarple Wharf Junction signal box in the 1960s.
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Shopping Area Improvements August 1962-07: Shops on Market Street2435 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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Liberal Club - New HousesNew houses on the site of the former Liberal Club in July 1994. Provided by Ray Noble.
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Marple Hall School 1960sMarple Hall School playing fields in the 1960s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Chadkirk ValleyA woodland walk in Chadkirk Valley.
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All Saints' Vicarage 1983All Saints' Vicarage, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated April 1983.
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Middlewood StationDemolition at Middlewood Higher Station in the Summer of 1966. Provided by Martin Stafford, who campaigned to stop the closure of the Macclesfield to Rose Hill Line.
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Brickbridge Road 1971Brickbridge Road off Church Lane on 8 September 1971. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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E & E Overalls / E & E WorkwearInside the former Albert Schools building on 1 March 2019, the week before closure for demolition. By Arthur Procter.
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Brabyns BrowLooking down brabyns Brow from near Marple Station entrance. From Marple Local History Society Archives.

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