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Hyde Bank TunnelA boat emerging from Hyde Bank Tunnel. Provided by Janet Holmes. May 22, 2020
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Queen's Hotel at Marple AqueductA close-up of the Queen's Hotel next to Marple Aqueduct, bypassed once the railways came to Marple. Provided by Janet Holmes. May 22, 2020
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Marple Aqueduct and ViaductMarple Aqueduct and Viaduct with the Queen's Hotel in view. A close-up of the hotel is included too. Provided by Janet Holmes. May 22, 2020
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Plucks BridgeAncoats Lads Country Home at Plucks Bridge, provided by Janet Holmes.Apr 02, 2020
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New Horizons at Posset BridgeNew Horizons at Posset Bridge, awaiting the arrival of HRH The Prince of Wales on 22nd March 1981. Provided by Janet Holmes.Apr 02, 2020
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Canal near Hyde Bank TunnelThe canal at Romiley, near to Hyde Bank Tunnel. Provided by Janet Holmes.Apr 02, 2020
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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


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 House2459 viewsA sepia shot of Aqueduct House.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mineral Mill1948 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' Boatyard1865 viewsWorkers at Jinks' Boatyard pose for a photo with great reflections.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Lock No. 11 19781696 viewsLock 11, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Working Boat867 viewsAn early colour picture showing a working boat negotiating the Marple Locks.
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Marple Aqueduct712 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 Wharf643 viewsA fantastic postcard of Marple Wharf showing a busy stone mason at work at Top Lock.
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Aqueduct Refurbishment 2012-02-10624 viewsDe-vegetation of Marple Aqueduct begins on 10 February 2012. By Arthur Procter.

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Possett Bridge Tree Planting 1979Civic Society members Margaret Thomas and Basil Sexton planting trees at Possett Bridge, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1979.
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Marple Wharf 1995The old crane base from 1898 on Marple Wharf.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Brick Bridge 1979-80Brick Bridge reconstruction, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1979-80.
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Macclesfield CanalPostcard of boaters on the Macclesfield Canal.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Canal and River Trust Open DayThe Canal and River Trust with the Oldknow Legacy Project held an Open Day on Saturday 23 January 2017. By Arthur Procter.
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Bridge No. 3Bridge number 3 on the Macclesfield Canal in late 70s or early 80s.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Peak Forest CanalRowing on the Peak Forest Canal between Brick Bridge and Hill Top Farm.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Aqueduct Repairs on TVBBC and Granda TV visit Marple Aqueduct 17 February 2015. By Arthur Procter.

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