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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 Bridge2050 viewsA hand coloured postcard of the approach to Roman Bridge, c1910.
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Roman Bridge1773 viewsA young gentleman poses for the camera at Roman Bridge.
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Roman Bridge1674 viewsThree chaps strike a pose on the Roman Bridge.
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Roman Bridge1173 viewsA group on a day trip pose for a photograph on Roman Bridge.
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Bottoms Hall1021 viewsA view looking across the fields at Bottoms Hall and the Apprentice House buit by Samuel Oldknow.
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Strawberry Hill925 viewsStrawberry Hill, near Roman Lakes.
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Flood Gates855 viewsA young Edwardian girl near the weir at Roman Lakes. The card is postmarked 1911.
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Weir and Viaduct837 viewsA hand coloured postcard of the Weir and Viaduct at Roman Lakes postmarked 1912.

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Flood Gates WeirFlood Gates Weir photographed by Arthur Hulme in 1907-8. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Roman BridgeA romantic cartoon of Roman Bridge provided by Janet Holmes. When is Spoon Light?
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View from Roman BridgePeople pose on the pathway from Roman Bridge towards Strines. Provided by Janet Holmes.
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Roman BridgeRoman Bridge. Note the rails to the left continue on land.
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Flood Gates CottageFlood Gates Cottage at Roman Lakes, taken by Heather Plevin (nee Hines), who lived there with her family from 1939 to 1954.
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Roman BridgeA large group of visitors on Roman Bridge. Provided by Janet Holmes.
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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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Roman BridgeA group on a day trip pose for a photograph on Roman Bridge.

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