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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
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Marple Wharf 2009Marple Wharf in the winter of 2009, by David Burridge.Oct 09, 2017
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Marple Wharf 2009Marple Wharf in the winter of 2009, by David Burridge.Oct 09, 2017
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Marple Wharf 2008Marple Wharf in the winter of 2008, provided by David Burridge.Oct 09, 2017
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Marple Wharf 2008Marple Wharf in the summer of 2008, provided by David Burridge.Oct 09, 2017
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Subsidence at Lock 15Signs of subsidence at Lock 15 on 23 September 2017. By Arthur Procter.Oct 02, 2017


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 House1944 viewsA sepia shot of Aqueduct House.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mineral Mill1517 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' Boatyard1407 viewsWorkers at Jinks' Boatyard pose for a photo with great reflections.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Lock No. 11 19781271 viewsLock 11, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Working Boat801 viewsAn early colour picture showing a working boat negotiating the Marple Locks.
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Marple Aqueduct659 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 Wharf581 viewsA fantastic postcard of Marple Wharf showing a busy stone mason at work at Top Lock.
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Aqueduct Refurbishment 2012-02-10567 viewsDe-vegetation of Marple Aqueduct begins on 10 February 2012. By Arthur Procter.

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Canal SideA scenic canal side view from the lower section of Marple's Locks.
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Marple WharfMarple Wharf in its working days, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Lock 14 Gates ReplacementCRT replace the gates at Lock 14. Taken by Arthur Procter 6 January 2017. during
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Top Lock 1967The boatyard at Top Lock in November 1967. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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WatersideA view of the Macclesfield Canal as it runs along Waterside.
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Repairs at Lock 08Canal and Rivers Trust carrying out repairs in December 2012. By Arthur Procter.
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Lock No. 05Lock number 5 on the Peak Forest Canal, late 1970s / early 1980s.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Towpath Wall RepairsTowpath wall repairs, from the Marple Civic Society Archives. The gentleman in this picture is the late Dr. Cyril Boucher, a member of the Peak Forest Canal Society who is now commemorated at the Marple Aqueduct.

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