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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 Bridge2640 viewsA young gentleman poses for the camera at Roman Bridge.
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By the Roman Bridge2543 viewsA hand coloured postcard of the approach to Roman Bridge, c1910.
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Roman Bridge2033 viewsThree chaps strike a pose on the Roman Bridge.
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Roman Bridge1418 viewsA group on a day trip pose for a photograph on Roman Bridge.
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Bottoms Hall1296 viewsA view looking across the fields at Bottoms Hall and the Apprentice House buit by Samuel Oldknow.
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Strawberry Hill1150 viewsStrawberry Hill, near Roman Lakes.
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Flood Gates1020 viewsA young Edwardian girl near the weir at Roman Lakes. The card is postmarked 1911.
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Weir and Viaduct987 viewsA hand coloured postcard of the Weir and Viaduct at Roman Lakes postmarked 1912.

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Roman BridgeThe message on the back of this Roman Bridge card reads: "Marple Saturday 16/5/1908. Dear Jennie, Had a splendid afternoon + finishing up here - Dad."
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Roman Lakes Warning!A warning from the management about bathing at Roman Lakes. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Roman BridgeMore Victorian visitors to the Roman Bridge. Provided by Janet Holmes.
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Marple LodgeA view across Bottoms Bridge looking at Marple Lodge. The card is postmarked 1905.
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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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Flood Gates CottageFlood Gates Cottage with a steam train passing over the viaduct. From a glass slide provided by Alan McDowell. Thought to be early to mid 1920s.
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Bottoms HallBottoms Hall, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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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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