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Lock 12 / Liberal ClubThis view of the Liberal Club from Lock 12 Pound must be soon after the canal arm to Hollins Mill was filled in c1956. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 19, 2019
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Lock 12 / Memorial ParkThis view of Memorial Park from Lock 12 Pound must be soon after the canal arm to Hollins Mill was filled in c1956. The building was probably associated with the Tennis Club. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 19, 2019
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Glen CottageFormer Lock Keeper's Cottage at Lock 6 on the Peak Forest Canal. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 30, 2018
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Strines Road Canal ArmThe Strines Road arm of the canal, now filled in, which used to run from Possett Bridge to the Lime Kilns. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 27, 2018
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Marple Viaduct and AqeductA hand-coloured postcard of Marple Viaduct and Aqueduct. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 25, 2018
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Subsidence at Lock 15Repairs commence at Lock 15 in December 2017. By Arthur Procter.Jan 01, 2018
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Subsidence at Lock 15Repairs commence at Lock 15 in December 2017. By Arthur Procter.Jan 01, 2018
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Subsidence at Lock 15Repairs commence at Lock 15 in December 2017. By Arthur Procter.Jan 01, 2018


Marple Aqueduct (& Viaduct)


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This album features the Grand Marple Aqueduct, which took seven years to build. Finished in 1800, it came close to ruin in the 1960s but is now a Grade I listed national treasure, and a scheduled ancient monument. Click here to read more about Marple Aqueduct.

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The Canals and Locks


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Marple's Canal and Locks were unnavigable in the 1960s but thanks to the campaigning and determination of the Peak Forest Canal Society they were eventually dredged and rebuilt. Today they are part of the beautiful Cheshire Ring and Marple's greatest tourist asset. Click here fro a Virtual Tour of Marple Locks.

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Aqueduct House2410 viewsA sepia shot of Aqueduct House.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mineral Mill1901 viewsThe ruins of the Mineral Mill, part of the Lime Kilns complex on the Peak Forest Canal.
Updated from Marple Local History Society Archives 1 May 2010.
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Jinks' Boatyard1814 viewsWorkers at Jinks' Boatyard pose for a photo with great reflections.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Lock No. 11 19781652 viewsLock 11, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Working Boat847 viewsAn early colour picture showing a working boat negotiating the Marple Locks.
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Marple Aqueduct691 viewsA view of Marple Aqueduct from the direction of Upper Water Meetings Farm. Doesn't it look so much better without the trees obstructing the view!
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Stone Mason at Marple Wharf623 viewsA fantastic postcard of Marple Wharf showing a busy stone mason at work at Top Lock.
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Aqueduct Refurbishment 2012-02-10603 viewsDe-vegetation of Marple Aqueduct begins on 10 February 2012. By Arthur Procter.

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Top Lock 1967The boatyard at Top Lock in November 1967. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Bridge No. 20A winter view from Bridge number 20 on the Peak Forest Canal.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Lock No. 09Lock 9 on the Peak Forest Canal by Arthur Hulme 1950.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Canal Bank Repairs March 2017Masonry facing completed, prior to re-watering the canal – March 2017. Provided by The Canal and River Trust.
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Top LockTop Lock during the days of neglect in the 1950s and 60s.
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Marple WharfLittle changed from the present day, the wharf by Top Lock.
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Waterside BoathousesBoathouses on Waterside, courtesy of the Basil Juda collection.
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Lock No. 07 1978A view of Lock 7, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.

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