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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 Bridge2310 viewsA hand coloured postcard of the approach to Roman Bridge, c1910.
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Roman Bridge2268 viewsA young gentleman poses for the camera at Roman Bridge.
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Roman Bridge1880 viewsThree chaps strike a pose on the Roman Bridge.
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Roman Bridge1236 viewsA group on a day trip pose for a photograph on Roman Bridge.
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Bottoms Hall1105 viewsA view looking across the fields at Bottoms Hall and the Apprentice House buit by Samuel Oldknow.
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Strawberry Hill982 viewsStrawberry Hill, near Roman Lakes.
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Flood Gates893 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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The WillowsThe Willows down at Roman Lakes, provided by Janet Holmes.
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Flood Gates CottageBusy times at Flood Gates Cottage. Some of the scenery in this image has been hand-painted in. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Strawberry Hill Farm Buildings 1980Strawberry Hill Farm Buildings restored. From the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1980.
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On the Way to the Lakes"On the Way to the Lakes" is the caption on this sepia postcard showing the gates to Mellor Lodge.
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Flood Gates WeirFlood Gates Weir from a postcard send on 12 August 1916. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Foot Bridge to Roman LakesFoot Bridge over the railway, leading to Roman Lakes.
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Roman BridgeA politically incorrect card, written on the back in a fair hand is: "These three tarts on the bridge are Hyde girls. Are they as nice as Preston girls? NO!"
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Roman LakesBoaters at Roman Lakes, provided by Janet Holmes.

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