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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
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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


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 House2432 viewsA sepia shot of Aqueduct House.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Mineral Mill1923 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' Boatyard1834 viewsWorkers at Jinks' Boatyard pose for a photo with great reflections.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Lock No. 11 19781676 viewsLock 11, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Working Boat856 viewsAn early colour picture showing a working boat negotiating the Marple Locks.
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Marple Aqueduct702 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 Wharf631 viewsA fantastic postcard of Marple Wharf showing a busy stone mason at work at Top Lock.
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Aqueduct Refurbishment 2012-02-10615 viewsDe-vegetation of Marple Aqueduct begins on 10 February 2012. By Arthur Procter.

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Aqueduct Refurbishment 2012-02-10De-vegetation of Marple Aqueduct begins on 10 February 2012. By Arthur Procter.
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Lock Keeper's CottageThe Lock Keeper's Cottage at Lock 9 in 1992.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple AqueductCanal boats at Marple Aqueduct, looking towards Romiley.
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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Aqueduct Repairs Jan 2015Aqueduct repairs being carried out on 14 January 2015. By Arthur Procter.
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Aqueduct Repairs on TVBBC and Granda TV visit Marple Aqueduct 17 February 2015. By David Burridge.
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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.
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Marple WharfMarple Wharf in its working days, from Marple Local History Society Archives.

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