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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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Roman Bridge2331 viewsA young gentleman poses for the camera at Roman Bridge.
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By the Roman Bridge2321 viewsA hand coloured postcard of the approach to Roman Bridge, c1910.
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Roman Bridge1891 viewsThree chaps strike a pose on the Roman Bridge.
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Roman Bridge1237 viewsA group on a day trip pose for a photograph on Roman Bridge.
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Bottoms Hall1108 viewsA view looking across the fields at Bottoms Hall and the Apprentice House buit by Samuel Oldknow.
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Strawberry Hill983 viewsStrawberry Hill, near Roman Lakes.
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Flood Gates894 viewsA young Edwardian girl near the weir at Roman Lakes. The card is postmarked 1911.
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Weir and Viaduct876 viewsA hand coloured postcard of the Weir and Viaduct at Roman Lakes postmarked 1912.

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Roman LakesThe sender has kindly dated this card 17th December 1909. In the background is a motor boat as well as rowing boats.
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View from Roman BridgeTow young men enjoy the view from Roman Bridge. Provided by Janet Holmes.
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Bottoms Hall - Apprentice HousesImage of the Apprentice Houses at Bottoms Hall from a piece of college work done in the early 1960s now in Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Weir and ViaductA hand coloured postcard of the Weir and Viaduct at Roman Lakes that found its way to France in 1905.
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Mellor LodgeA hand coloured shot of Mellor Lodge, near Roman Lakes, postmarked 1911.
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Roman LakesBoats at Roman Lakes ready for weekend visitors. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Land for SaleTwo boys sat on a fence, probablyt Roman Lakes area, from a glass slide provided by Alan McDowell. The sign says: "This Valuable Building Land To be Sold (on?) Chief Rent. For Plans & Particulars Apply to E. Furness Strawberry Hill, Near Marple. The Branch Office St Martins Rd. Marple". Thought to be early to mid 1920s.
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Roman BridgeThree young ladies pose on Roman Bridge, probably early 1900s.

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