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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 Bridge2199 viewsA hand coloured postcard of the approach to Roman Bridge, c1910.
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Roman Bridge1927 viewsA young gentleman poses for the camera at Roman Bridge.
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Roman Bridge1798 viewsThree chaps strike a pose on the Roman Bridge.
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Roman Bridge1207 viewsA group on a day trip pose for a photograph on Roman Bridge.
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Bottoms Hall1053 viewsA view looking across the fields at Bottoms Hall and the Apprentice House buit by Samuel Oldknow.
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Strawberry Hill950 viewsStrawberry Hill, near Roman Lakes.
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Flood Gates873 viewsA young Edwardian girl near the weir at Roman Lakes. The card is postmarked 1911.
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Weir and Viaduct855 viewsA hand coloured postcard of the Weir and Viaduct at Roman Lakes postmarked 1912.

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View from Roman BridgeTwo young girls play on the bank of the River Goyt in a view from Roman Bridge towards Lumb House.
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Roman BridgeLadies pose on the Roman Bridge. Provided by Janet Holmes.
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View from Roman BridgeA view from Roman Bridge in the direction of the lakes.
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Railway ViaductThe Railway Viaduct at Roman Lakes viewed from the direction of Roman Bridge.
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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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Strawberry Hill Farm Buildings 1978Derilict buildings at Strawberry Farm, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Flood Gates CottageFlood Gate Cottage at Roman Lakes when it was Webb's Tearoom. provided by Janet Holmes.
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The WillowsThe Willows near Floodgates Cottage, Roman Lakes. Provided by Janet Holmes.

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