Home > People and Events
Can your business or organisation help support this site too?
Last additions - People and Events
fatherxmastoplocks71218_98.jpg
Santa arrives on New HorizonsSanta comes to Top Lock on New Horizons, Friday 7 December. By Arthur Procter.Dec 09, 2018
fatherxmastoplocks71218_94.jpg
Santa arrives on New HorizonsSanta comes to Top Lock on New Horizons, Friday 7 December. By Arthur Procter.Dec 09, 2018
fatherxmastoplocks71218_91.jpg
Santa arrives on New HorizonsSanta comes to Top Lock on New Horizons, Friday 7 December. By Arthur Procter.Dec 09, 2018
fatherxmastoplocks71218_93.jpg
Santa arrives on New HorizonsSanta comes to Top Lock on New Horizons, Friday 7 December. By Arthur Procter.Dec 09, 2018
fatherxmastoplocks71218_88.jpg
Santa arrives on New HorizonsSanta comes to Top Lock on New Horizons, Friday 7 December. By Arthur Procter.Dec 09, 2018
fatherxmastoplocks71218_87.jpg
Santa arrives on New HorizonsSanta comes to Top Lock on New Horizons, Friday 7 December. By Arthur Procter.Dec 09, 2018
fatherxmastoplocks71218_82.jpg
Santa arrives on New HorizonsSanta comes to Top Lock on New Horizons, Friday 7 December. By Arthur Procter.Dec 09, 2018
fatherxmastoplocks71218_77.jpg
Santa arrives on New HorizonsSanta comes to Top Lock on New Horizons, Friday 7 December. By Arthur Procter.Dec 09, 2018

Category Albums Files
EventsEvents in Marple are dominated by Marple Carnival, which has been a huge success for many years and has it own album. In addition there have been many other processions, dedications and celebrations, as well as several less enjoyable incidents including fires, floods, explosions and crashes when someone just happened to have a camera at the ready.
102 7,263
Miscellaneous Events


62068.jpg

Events as varied as an explosion on Stockport Road, the burning down of the Bowling Green Pub and flooding at Chadkirk are featured in this album.

503 files, last one added on Dec 23, 2017
Album viewed 2066 times

Remembrance Services


img_1618y.jpg

Remembrance Services in Marple Memorial Park.

393 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2018
Album viewed 1133 times

Marple Carnivals (Vintage)


picture33.jpg

The 'Revived' Marple Carnival has been running since 1962. Prior to this it's not clear how often they were held but there is evidence in this album that they started as early as 1905. Click here to read more about the history of Marple Carnival.

196 files, last one added on Jul 16, 2017
Album viewed 3536 times

Dedication of Memorial Park 1922


crowd.jpg

On Saturday 22nd July 1922 Marple War Memorial Park was dedicated to the people of Marple by the Carver-Barlow family during a Historical Pageant illustrating Events in the Life of Marple for Early Times. These amazing photos from that day, probably taken by official photographer W.V. Garner, mean we can dedicate a complete album to this event.

33 files, last one added on Dec 24, 2015
Album viewed 822 times

Snow in the 1940s


1940s-snow-27-viewed-torkington-rd-bridge.jpg

Modern winters just don't compare to those in Marple during the 1940s but everyone still looks like they're having a great time. There is some conflict about dates for certain photos as they are included in Marple Local History archives in different folders with different details. In these cases both copies are included with the conflicting captions. If you any more information about these times, please get in touch.

34 files, last one added on Apr 29, 2012
Album viewed 1103 times

Queen's visit to Marple 1968


queen_visit_13.jpg

On 16 May 1968 her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Marple to take a look at the work done by Marple Civic Society to revitalise the Possett Bridge area of Marple's Peak Forest Canal. The photos in this album were published by Gordon Mills in a commemorative programme.

13 files, last one added on Jun 12, 2009
Album viewed 1196 times

Oldknow Bicentenary Celebrations 1990


oldknow_bc_33.jpg

In June 1990 the Marple Community held a two week long festival called Oldknow 200 to celebrate the achievements of Samuel Oldknow and the bicentenary of the erection of Mellor Mill in 1790. The photos in this album have been provided by Marple Local History Society. If you dig through your drawers and find any more we'd be pleased to add them too.

33 files, last one added on Jun 28, 2009
Album viewed 553 times

Marple Hall Exhibition 1996


mlhs_marple_hall_exhibition_1996_8.jpg

In 1996 Marple Local History Society held an exhibition featuring Marple Hall that explained its history including the buildings, contents and people who created it and lived there over several hundred years. These photos cannot recreate the exhibition but do give a flavour of what was on display. Much of the information is available in the history sections of the main web site.

8 files, last one added on Oct 17, 2010
Album viewed 747 times

102 albums on 13 page(s) 1

PeopleWe've got so many pictures of people in a huge variety of different situations that we've had to divide them up into separate albums. We've done this by splitting them loosely into large formal groups in one album and smaller informal groups and individuals in the other.
13 863
Larger Groups


picture75.jpg

This album contains photographs of larger groups, usually formally posed, ranging from Marple Swimming Club, to Marple Band and local schools to football and hockey teams. Some are unidentified, so if you know then please tell us.

208 files, last one added on Jan 26, 2018
Album viewed 2202 times

Smaller Groups and Individuals


picture68.jpg

This album contains a huge variety of people pictures in all kinds of circumstances. Mainly individuals and smaller informal groups (but not always) what these photographs all have in common is a strong link to Marple and District.

379 files, last one added on Nov 27, 2018
Album viewed 5485 times

All Saints' School


staff-at-all-saints-1900.jpg

The first All Saints’ National School was established in Marple in 1831 in the upper room of the barn at Chapel House Farm on Suttons Lane. The first school building on the present site was constructed in 1837 and this was replaced by a new building in 1902 that remains today, albeit extended significantly in 1964.

49 files, last one added on Aug 26, 2014
Album viewed 4820 times

Albert British Day Schools


thought-to-be-albert-schools.jpg

The Albert British Day Schools were established in 1868 by the Carver family in the Sunday school buildings on Church Lane that were linked with the Congregational Chapel (now United Reformed Church) that they had erected on Hibbert Lane in 1865. Apparently attendance at the school ensured half-time employment at Hollins Mill!

16 files, last one added on Dec 25, 2011
Album viewed 704 times

Ludworth School


picture161.jpg

Ludworth was opened in the Autumn of 1908 under the headmastership of Mr Alfed Heppleston, when it was part of the Derbyshire Education Authority. Following receipt of a large number of photos relating mainly to the headmastership of Mr Harold Butterworth between 1912 and the 1930s this album has been created to hold all photos relating to the school and those that were scattered throughout other albums on the site have been moved here to bring them all together.

60 files, last one added on Aug 29, 2011
Album viewed 1113 times

Ardern / Harrop Family


mlhs_arderns_1916.jpg

A file from Marple Local History Society's Archives on the Ardern family of Marple Bridge that illustrates how important it is to properly label your photos for future generations. Unfortunately this collection isn't well documented, so many names are missing. Please get in touch if you recognise anyone or spot any errors.

56 files, last one added on Jul 21, 2014
Album viewed 788 times

Marple Firefighters


Fire_Station_1.jpg

An album dedicated to Marple Fire Station and the Whole and Retained Firefighters who have served their community over many years.

52 files, last one added on May 10, 2008
Album viewed 1584 times

Marple's Women's Land Army Girl


Homer_27_4_10_09b.jpg

In her 90th year Mrs Jean Procter MBE ( MBE received in 1998 for services to the Women's Land Army) went to number 10 Downing Street in London, on the 23rd July 2008, to receive her Badge and Certificate for War time effort in the Women's Land Army. She was one of 50 ladies to go to London to meet Gordon Brown and to be presented with her badge and certificate by Hillary Benn MP. Photos by Kathryn Procter.

7 files, last one added on Apr 30, 2010
Album viewed 382 times

13 albums on 2 page(s) 1

Marple 2000 - The Millennium GalleriesLocal photographer David Brindley worked on this Lottery funded project with Marple Local History Society for over twelve months during the year 2000. The objective was to create a photographic archive of Marple at the turn of the millennium, the old postcards of tomorrow so to speak. Their efforts culminated in an exhibition in Marple Library during May 2001 that featured shots of people and places in Marple taken during millennium year. We have now been given access to the archives and plan to put them on-line progressively, hopefully enlisting David’s help with the captions. This category is under construction.
5 142
Local Shops


great_wall.jpg

Photographs of local shops from inside and out taken by David Brindley in the year 2000 as part of the Millennium Project for Marple Local History Society.

81 files, last one added on Jun 13, 2010
Album viewed 3982 times

Street Scenes


marketst02.jpg

Photographs of local street scenes taken by David Brindley in the year 2000 as part of the Millennium Project for Marple Local History Society.

34 files, last one added on Jun 13, 2010
Album viewed 638 times

Canals & Waterways


canal15.jpg

Photographs of Marple's canals and waterways taken by David Brindley in the year 2000 as part of the Millennium Project for Marple Local History Society.

9 files, last one added on Oct 11, 2009
Album viewed 470 times

Events


millennia09.jpg

Photographs of events in Marple taken by David Brindley in the year 2000 as part of the Millennium Project for Marple Local History Society.

10 files, last one added on Jun 13, 2010
Album viewed 334 times

Public Places


memorial_park06.jpg

Photographs of public places in Marple taken by David Brindley in the year 2000 as part of the Millennium Project for Marple Local History Society.

8 files, last one added on Jun 13, 2010
Album viewed 381 times

 

5 albums on 1 page(s)

Marple Children's Orthopaedic Hospital (Treetops)Originally built in 1912 by the Cripples Help Society to give disabled children a holiday, Treetops became a Children's Orthopaedic Hospital in the 1930s. We've included this album of photos from the 1930s under 'People & Events' as it's more about the people who stayed there than the building itself.
1 91
Marple Childrens' Orthopaedic Hospital


tree-tops.jpg

Treetops had its own X-ray facilities, plaster room and even an iron lung for polio victims. Many of the children were long term patients, some staying for up to two years. Most of the photos in this album are believed to be taken during a 1930s Christmas. Treetops closed its doors for the last time towards the end of 2001 and homes are now built on the site.

91 files, last one added on Dec 19, 2014
Album viewed 9935 times

 

1 albums on 1 page(s)


Most viewed - People and Events
mlhs_crippled_children_cross_lane_c1907.jpg
1905 Crippled Children's Home on Cross Lane2898 viewsA holiday home for crippled children was started in a cottage on Cross Lane in 1907, which led to the building of the Children's Orthopaedic Hospital in Dale Road. But this postcard is dated 1905 on the back! From Marple Local History Society Archives.
picture_86.jpg
Rose Hill Station in winter2458 viewsThe severe winter of 1947 brings chaos to the trains at Rose Hill Station - You can just make out the chimney of the Railway pub in the background.
WILLOWS1953-4.jpg
Willows School Teachers 1953/542430 viewsWillows School teachers in 1953/54.
L-R (Back) Mr. Robinson, Mr. Trevor (Taffy) Williams, Mr. Percy Jackson, Mr. (Daddy) Hayes.
(Front) Mrs. Greenwood (School Secretary), Mrs. Hulker, Mrs. J. Booth, Headmaster Mr Reginald Stanton (Korky) Edwards, 2 unknowns & Mrs Bloomfield.
picture200.jpg
Crash on Brabyns Brow2355 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
COH.jpg
Children's Orthopaedic Hospital c1947-492257 viewsA ceremony outside the Children's Orthopaedic Hospital some time between 1947 and 1949.
See comment for names. Click the photo for a larger version.
TT-3.jpg
Children's Orthopaedic Hospital 19462225 viewsA live radio broadcast from the Orthopaedic Hospital in 1946 including Wilfred Pickles, Violet Carson, Doris Groves and Hugh Morton. The program was called 'Stuff and Nonsense'.
picture248.jpg
Bowling Green Ablaze2197 views11th September 2001 - Whilst history on a global scale was being made in New York.
1956WORKERSFROMTHEGOYTMILL.jpg
Workers from the Goyt Mill2134 viewsWorkers from the Goyt Mill in 1956 L to R: Dorothy Chatterton, Maureen Coffey, Graham Hurst, Pat Cross, Beryl Noble (nee Jodrell).

Random files - People and Events
marplefoodfestival19915_011a.JPG
Marple Festival 2015Big Paella at Marple Festival, by Arthur Procter.
Xmascracker71213_191.JPG
07 December Christmas Cracker!Marple Christmas Cracker on Saturday 7 December. By Arthur Procter.
DSED7769a.jpg
Memorial ParkBill Western emerges from the shrubbery.
By Diane Seddon.
day01_12.JPG
Day 01 - Horseboat Maria 12Hoarseboat Maria ascends Marple Locks. By Arthur Procter © Marple Festival 2010.
mlhs_chapel_house_farm_betty_cooper.jpg
Cooper, Betty (Chapel House Farm)Betty Cooper, last farmer at Chapel House Farm in 1979, brings a bale of hay from the loft of the barn once used as a school. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Carnival15613_184.JPG
Marple Carnival 2013OMG Lions and Tigers, by Arthur Procter.
Cenotaph101113_056.JPG
Remembrance Sunday 2013Remembrance Day Service, 10th November 2013, Memorial Park. Taken by Arthur Procter.
cenotaph121117_006.JPG
Remembrance Sunday 2017Remembrance Day Service, 12th November 2017, Memorial Park. Taken by Arthur Procter.

Who is online?
There are 29 registered users.  The newest registered user is Dave B.  In total there are 43 visitors online: 0 registered users and 43 guests.  Most users ever online: 108 on 06/08/17 at 22:18.  Registered users who have been online in the past 10 minutes: .