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Roman Bridge tea cup and saucerA miniature tea cup and saucer commemorating the Roman Bridge. Purchased on eBay c2010 by Mark Whittaker and donated to Marple Local History Society Archives in December 2023.Dec 18, 2023
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Roman Bridge tea cup and saucerA miniature tea cup and saucer commemorating the Roman Bridge. Purchased on eBay c2010 by Mark Whittaker and donated to Marple Local History Society Archives in December 2023. Dec 18, 2023
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Roman BridgePeople gathering on Roman Bridge for a photo. Provided by Joan Combey via Marple Local History Society Archives.Aug 24, 2021
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Roman BridgePeople posing on Roman Bridge for a photo. Provided by Joan Combey via Marple Local History Society Archives.Aug 24, 2021
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Motor launch on Roman LakesA Motor launch called SEA-GULL on Roman Lakes. Provided by Joan Combey via Marple Local History Society Archives.Aug 24, 2021
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Roman BridgeMore Victorian visitors to the Roman Bridge. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
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Roman BridgeA timeless image of children posing on the Roman Bridge. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
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Roman LakesVisitors watch the boaters at Roman Lakes in their Sunday best. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021


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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Roman Bridge2652 viewsA young gentleman poses for the camera at Roman Bridge.
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By the Roman Bridge2563 viewsA hand coloured postcard of the approach to Roman Bridge, c1910.
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Roman Bridge2049 viewsThree chaps strike a pose on the Roman Bridge.
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Roman Bridge1436 viewsA group on a day trip pose for a photograph on Roman Bridge.
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Bottoms Hall1312 viewsA view looking across the fields at Bottoms Hall and the Apprentice House buit by Samuel Oldknow.
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Strawberry Hill1163 viewsStrawberry Hill, near Roman Lakes.
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Flood Gates1035 viewsA young Edwardian girl near the weir at Roman Lakes. The card is postmarked 1911.
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Weir and Viaduct1005 viewsA hand coloured postcard of the Weir and Viaduct at Roman Lakes postmarked 1912.

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Lea CottageLea Cottage, near Roman Bridge Lakes, as it says on the caption.
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Flood GatesA hand-coloured version of a young Edwardian girl near the weir at Roman Lakes. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Barlow WoodBarlow Wood, near Roman Lakes. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Roman BridgeRoman Bridge looking pretty overgrown on this postcard dated March 1974 on the back.
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Flood Gates CottageA panoramic view of Flood Gates Cottage and viaduct. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Roman BridgeA newspaper cutting of Roman Bridge with the caption: "Over 20,000 visited Marple Bridge on Good Friday. The Roman Bridge was one of the beauty spots which attracted thousands of ramblers." From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Flood Gates CottageFlood Gates Cottage, down at Roman Lakes.
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Roman Bridge 1978Roman Bridge, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.

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