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Albert Schools site 22 June 2019The Albert Schools are now a pile of bricks on 22 June 2019. Photo by David Burridge.Jun 23, 2019
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Albert Schools site 22 June 2019The Albert Schools are now a pile of bricks on 22 June 2019. Photo by David Burridge.Jun 23, 2019
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Albert Schools site 22 June 2019The Albert Schools are now a pile of bricks on 22 June 2019. Photo by David Burridge.Jun 23, 2019
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Albert Schools site 22 June 2019The Albert Schools are now a pile of bricks on 22 June 2019. Photo by David Burridge.Jun 23, 2019
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Albert Schools site 22 June 2019The Albert Schools are now a pile of bricks on 22 June 2019. Photo by David Burridge.Jun 23, 2019
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Albert Schools site 22 June 2019The Albert Schools are now a pile of bricks on 22 June 2019. Photo by David Burridge.Jun 23, 2019
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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.Mar 04, 2019
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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.Mar 04, 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.

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

511 files, last one added on Dec 30, 2018
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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
Album viewed 120 times

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Nab Top Sanatorium3147 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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West Towers / Almonds2617 viewsHotel West Towers / Almonds Restaurant makes way for "progress".
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Marple Station North Platform2571 viewsThe north platform in 1969.
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Bunker's Hill2560 viewsAn early view of Bunker's Hill.
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Woodville School 1960s2484 viewsWoodville School, now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Buxton Lane Campus. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Wharf Junction2435 viewsMarple Wharf Junction signal box in the 1960s.
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Beechwood Manor2398 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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Shops on Market Street2347 viewsShops on Market Street looking little different to today.

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Memorial Park LodgeThe lodge at the Station Road entrance to the Memorial Park in the snow.
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Stockport Road (Hibbert Lane junction)Braddock's Garage alongside the houses demolished to make way for the extension to Hibbert Lane in 1960s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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The Lime KilnsThe Lime Kilns in decay, mid 1960s / early 1970s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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The ShantyThe Shanty on Church Lane, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Donkey BridgeDonkey Bridge, in the woods near Dan Bank.
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The Lime KilnsThe Lime Kilns before being bricked up in the early 1970s. From the Marple Civic Society Archives.
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Marple Station Improvements Official OpeningAN official opening ceremony was held on 24 August 2012 to unveil the station improvements and to bring the lift into public operation. Photo by Arthur Procter.
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Norbury SmithyA young boy passes Norbury Smithy on Stockport Road.

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