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Roman BridgePeople gathering on Roman Bridge for a photo. Provided by Joan Combey via Marple Local History Society Archives.Aug 24, 2021
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Roman BridgePeople posing on Roman Bridge for a photo. Provided by Joan Combey via Marple Local History Society Archives.Aug 24, 2021
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Motor launch on Roman LakesA Motor launch called SEA-GULL on Roman Lakes. Provided by Joan Combey via Marple Local History Society Archives.Aug 24, 2021
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Roman BridgeMore Victorian visitors to the Roman Bridge. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
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Roman BridgeA timeless image of children posing on the Roman Bridge. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
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Roman LakesVisitors watch the boaters at Roman Lakes in their Sunday best. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
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Roman BridgeA hand-coloured scene of visitors to Roman Bridge. Provided by Janet Holmes. May 22, 2020
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Roman LakesHand-coloured card showing boaters on Roman Lakes. Provided by Janet Holmes.May 22, 2020


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 Bridge2575 viewsA young gentleman poses for the camera at Roman Bridge.
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By the Roman Bridge2448 viewsA hand coloured postcard of the approach to Roman Bridge, c1910.
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Roman Bridge1975 viewsThree chaps strike a pose on the Roman Bridge.
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Roman Bridge1331 viewsA group on a day trip pose for a photograph on Roman Bridge.
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Bottoms Hall1215 viewsA view looking across the fields at Bottoms Hall and the Apprentice House buit by Samuel Oldknow.
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Strawberry Hill1094 viewsStrawberry Hill, near Roman Lakes.
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Flood Gates964 viewsA young Edwardian girl near the weir at Roman Lakes. The card is postmarked 1911.
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Weir and Viaduct941 viewsA hand coloured postcard of the Weir and Viaduct at Roman Lakes postmarked 1912.

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Flood Gates CottageFlood Gates Cottage. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple LodgeA hand coloured postcard of Marple Lodge, near Bottoms Bridge.
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Lumb HouseA hand coloured view of Lumb House, or Lumm House as it says on the front, near Roman Lakes.
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Roman BridgeRoman Bridge. Note the rails to the left continue on land.
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Roman BridgeYoung girls play at Roman Bridge. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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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 CottageVisitors pose at Flood Gates Cottage. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Railway ViaductThe Railway Viaduct at Roman Lakes viewed from the direction of Roman Bridge.

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