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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
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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


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 House2348 viewsA sepia shot of Aqueduct House.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mineral Mill1831 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' Boatyard1754 viewsWorkers at Jinks' Boatyard pose for a photo with great reflections.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Lock No. 11 19781606 viewsLock 11, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Working Boat838 viewsAn early colour picture showing a working boat negotiating the Marple Locks.
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Marple Aqueduct682 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 Wharf617 viewsA fantastic postcard of Marple Wharf showing a busy stone mason at work at Top Lock.
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Aqueduct Refurbishment 2012-02-10594 viewsDe-vegetation of Marple Aqueduct begins on 10 February 2012. By Arthur Procter.

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Marple Aqueduct 1980Marple Aqueduct, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1980.
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Brick BridgeA Christmas card scene at Brick Bridge on the Peak Forest Canal.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Top LockBoats at Top Lock in the late 70s or early 80s.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Lock No. 08Lock number 8 on the Peak Forest Canal, late 1970s / early 1980s.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple WharfMarple Wharf in the late 1970s / early 1980s, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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National Rally of BoatsNational Rally of Boats featuring Marple Aqueduct in 1966. Provided by Janet Holmes.
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Top Lock 1960Bridge number 1 and Top Lock House taken by Gordon Mills in 1960.
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Marple AqueductA handcoloured shot of Marple Aqueduct from a Souvenir of Marple Booklet.

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