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Roman BridgeChildren play at Roman Bridge many years ago. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 30, 2018
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Roman BridgeLadies pose on the Roman Bridge. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 30, 2018
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Roman BridgeOften spotted postcards of this chap going the other way over Roman Bridge but this is the only one seen of him coming back. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 30, 2018
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Roman LakesRowing boats at Roman Lakes. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 30, 2018
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Roman LakesLadies in their finest are rowed around Roman Lakes. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 30, 2018
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View from Roman BridgeTow young men enjoy the view from Roman Bridge. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 30, 2018
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Roman LakesA group of girls visit the Tea Gardens at Roman Lakes. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 30, 2018
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The WillowsThe Willows near Floodgates Cottage, Roman Lakes. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 27, 2018


Roman Bridge


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Possibly Marple's most popular setting of all, the Roman Bridge features on numerous postcards both old and modern. We've made a point of collecting as many as we can and there will soon be further additions to this album.

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Roman Lakes and Surrounds


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The canal and then the Railways bought floods of people seeking fresh air and the tranquil beauty of Marple's 'Roman Lakes'. It was not unusal for thousands of visitors to arrive on Bank Holiday weekends, all in their Sunday best!

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By the Roman Bridge2274 viewsA hand coloured postcard of the approach to Roman Bridge, c1910.
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Roman Bridge2150 viewsA young gentleman poses for the camera at Roman Bridge.
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Roman Bridge1857 viewsThree chaps strike a pose on the Roman Bridge.
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Roman Bridge1228 viewsA group on a day trip pose for a photograph on Roman Bridge.
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Bottoms Hall1088 viewsA view looking across the fields at Bottoms Hall and the Apprentice House buit by Samuel Oldknow.
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Strawberry Hill971 viewsStrawberry Hill, near Roman Lakes.
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Flood Gates888 viewsA young Edwardian girl near the weir at Roman Lakes. The card is postmarked 1911.
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Weir and Viaduct872 viewsA hand coloured postcard of the Weir and Viaduct at Roman Lakes postmarked 1912.

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Marple LodgeA hand coloured view of Mellor Lodge near Roman Lakes, postmarked 1916.
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Weir and ViaductA steam train crossing the viaduct at Roman Lakes. provided by Janet Holmes.
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Roman BridgeBeryl and Ray Noble doing a bit of courtin' down by Roman Bridge in 1957.
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Roman Lakes 1960sBoating on Roman Lakes in the 1960s, taken by Gordon Mills.
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Roman LakesAnother busy day for boaters at Roman Lakes.
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Flood Gates CottageAnother busy scene outside Webb's Tea Rooms at Flood Gates Cottage.
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Flood Gates WeirA Christmas card sent by local historian Arthur Hulme featuring Oldknow's Weir at Roman Lakes. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Roman BridgeYoung visitor poses at Roman Bridge. Provided by Janet Holmes.

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