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Roman BridgeLadies and gents posing at Roman Bridge. provided by Janet Holmes.Aug 31, 2017
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Roman LakesBoating on Roman Lakes, provided by by Janet Holmes.Aug 31, 2017
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Bottoms Hall WoodA scene in Bottoms Hall Wood provided by Janet Holmes.Aug 31, 2017
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Lime Kiln at Low LeaThe inside of teh small lime kiln at Low Lea taken by Tom Oldham. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017
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Flood Gates Cottage 1906Flood Gates Cottage taken in 1906 by Arthur Hulme when it was Webb's Tea Rooms. From Warwick Burton collection in Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 25, 2016
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Bottoms HallBottoms Hall viewed from Roman Lakes. Provided by Janet Holmes.Aug 08, 2016
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Roman LakesBoaters at Roman Lakes, provided by Janet Holmes.Aug 08, 2016
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Roman LakesThis cartoon postcard of boaters at Roman Lakes was probably a bit risqué in the day. Provided by Janet Holmes.Aug 08, 2016


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 Bridge1803 viewsA hand coloured postcard of the approach to Roman Bridge, c1910.
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Roman Bridge1547 viewsA young gentleman poses for the camera at Roman Bridge.
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Roman Bridge1460 viewsThree chaps strike a pose on the Roman Bridge.
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Roman Bridge1097 viewsA group on a day trip pose for a photograph on Roman Bridge.
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Bottoms Hall1005 viewsA view looking across the fields at Bottoms Hall and the Apprentice House buit by Samuel Oldknow.
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Strawberry Hill906 viewsStrawberry Hill, near Roman Lakes.
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Flood Gates846 viewsA young Edwardian girl near the weir at Roman Lakes. The card is postmarked 1911.
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Weir and Viaduct828 viewsA hand coloured postcard of the Weir and Viaduct at Roman Lakes postmarked 1912.

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Roman BridgeRoman Bridge, provided by Janet Holmes. Note what looks like a kiosk to the left. Did they charge entry from here?
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Flood Gates CottageVisitors pose at Flood Gates Cottage. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Flood Gates CottageFlood Gates Cottage and viaduct from on high. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Flood Gates CottageFlood Gate Cottage with the Viaduct in the background.
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Roman Bridge 1980Roman Bridge, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1980.
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Flood Gates CottageFlood Gates Cottage - are these people visitors or did they live here? From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Roman BridgeRoman Bridge, provided by Janet Holmes.
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View from Roman BridgeA colourful view from Roman Bridge before it was obscured by trees. That's Lumb House in the distance. Postmarked 1907.

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