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Rose Hill Station c1954Rose Hill Station Easter c1954, provided by Ken Lodge.Dec 23, 2020
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Rose Hill Station c1954Rose Hill Station Easter c1954, with Mum (Winnie), a visitor, Dad (Oscar) and me waiting for a train to High Lane to go to Lyme Park - it was very windy! Provided by Ken Lodge.Dec 23, 2020
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Marple Memorial ParkA view of Marple Memorial Park from our house at 101 Station Road taken in (probably) 1963, when there was still a boundary hedge bordering Station Road. Provided by Ken Lodge.Dec 23, 2020
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Marple Memorial ParkA view of Marple Memorial Park from our house at 101 Station Road taken in (probably) 1963, when there was still a boundary hedge bordering Station Road. Provided by Ken Lodge.Dec 23, 2020
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Marple Swimming BathsMarple Swimming Baths in the winter in use as a ballroom, a regular Saturday venue during the mid-to-late 1950s. Provided by Ken Lodge.Dec 23, 2020
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Co-Op Market StreetThe entrance to the old Marple Co-Op taken by Derek Waterfield shortly before the building was demolished in January 1974. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Dec 11, 2020
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Co-Op Market StreetThe entrance to the old Marple Co-Op taken by Derek Waterfield shortly before the building was demolished in January 1974. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Dec 11, 2020
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Co-Op Market StreetThe entrance to the old Marple Co-Op taken by Derek Waterfield shortly before the building was demolished in January 1974. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Dec 11, 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.

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.

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.

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 Sanatorium3355 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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West Towers / Almonds3039 viewsHotel West Towers / Almonds Restaurant makes way for "progress".
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Bunker's Hill2727 viewsAn early view of Bunker's Hill.
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Marple Station North Platform2667 viewsThe north platform in 1969.
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Woodville School 1960s2634 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 Street2584 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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Shopping Area Improvements August 1962-13: Pineapple Inn2564 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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Beechwood Manor2561 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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Dan Bank Road WideningOvernight works on Dan Bank during the road widening on 12 February 2011. By Arthur Procter.
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37 - Marple District Centre 1970What is now the Chadwick Street Car Park behind and looking towards the Royal Bank if Scotland in 1970. Position 37 on UDC plan. From MLHS Archives.
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Otterspool Bridge 2012-03 (March)Arrival of Archimedes Screws Otterspool Bridge on 27 March 2012, during the Hydro-Electric Power Scheme installation. By Bill Beard.
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Marple Station Improvements 2012-04-13 Marple Station improvements in progress on 13 April 2012. By Arthur Procter.
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Otterspool Bridge 2009Repairs to the banking near Otterspool Bridge in October 2009, taken by Ray Noble.
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Station RoadStation Road.
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Church LaneA view up Church Lane showing the Alm Houses and the old church.
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Dan Bank Toll House 1901A chilly view of Dan Bank and the Toll House from the direction of Offerton in 1901.

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