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Richardson family picnic at Greenclough FarmThe site of the Richardson family picnic at Greenclough Farm Strines taken in 2014. Provided by Graham Meakin for comparison to the family photo taken in the early 1900s.Apr 22, 2018
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Richardson family picnic at Greenclough FarmThe Richardson family picnic taken at Greenclough Farm Strines sometime early 1900s. Provided by Graham Meakin, who says "This photo was recovered from a glass plate some time ago. My grandfather, Joel, is at top left head of the table next to his father Charles, and his brother Thomas to his left." Compare this to the accompanying photo of the same location in 2014.Apr 22, 2018
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Marple Church Brigade Lads c1950This photo of the Church Lads Brigade (CLB) and Junior Training Corps (JTC) was taken in the old Parish Hall on Chadwick St. The company was attached to All Saints' Church. Names we know are added to the comments. Can you help fill the gaps? Provided by Alan McFall.Jan 26, 2018
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Prince of Wales Investiture Parade 1911A parade passes the former police station and Bowling Green pub on Stockport Road. It's thought to be celebrating the Investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1911. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 23, 2017
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Winter Wonderland 2017Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland 2017 by Arthur Procter.Dec 07, 2017
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Winter Wonderland 2017Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland 2017 by Arthur Procter.Dec 07, 2017
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Winter Wonderland 2017Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland 2017 by Arthur Procter.Dec 07, 2017
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Winter Wonderland 2017Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland 2017 by Arthur Procter.Dec 07, 2017

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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.
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Miscellaneous Events


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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
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Remembrance Services


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Remembrance Services in Marple Memorial Park.

308 files, last one added on Nov 14, 2017
Album viewed 958 times

Marple Carnivals (Vintage)


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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 3381 times

Dedication of Memorial Park 1922


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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 737 times

Snow in the 1940s


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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 1023 times

Queen's visit to Marple 1968


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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 1038 times

Oldknow Bicentenary Celebrations 1990


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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 479 times

Marple Hall Exhibition 1996


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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 320 times

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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.
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Larger Groups


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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
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Smaller Groups and Individuals


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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.

377 files, last one added on Apr 22, 2018
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All Saints' School


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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 4727 times

Albert British Day Schools


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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 609 times

Ludworth School


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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 910 times

Ardern / Harrop Family


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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 701 times

Marple Firefighters


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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 1489 times

Marple's Women's Land Army Girl


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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 324 times

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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.
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Local Shops


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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 3883 times

Street Scenes


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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 566 times

Canals & Waterways


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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 416 times

Events


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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 292 times

Public Places


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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 326 times

 

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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.
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Marple Childrens' Orthopaedic Hospital


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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 9798 times

 

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Willows School Teachers 1953/542325 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.
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Crash on Brabyns Brow2212 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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Workers from the Goyt Mill2039 viewsWorkers from the Goyt Mill in 1956 L to R: Dorothy Chatterton, Maureen Coffey, Graham Hurst, Pat Cross, Beryl Noble (nee Jodrell).
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1905 Crippled Children's Home on Cross Lane2028 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.
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Rose Hill Station in winter1677 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.
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Willows School Pupils 1960 - 19611675 viewsA fantastic shot of the Willows class of '60-61. So good we've included a larger version - just click on the picture to see it.
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Willows School Pupils 1960s1651 viewsWillows School pupils dancing in the 1960s, taken by Jim Graves. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Compstall Council School 19231501 viewsL to R (Back Row): George Chatterton, Sam Waters, Clifford Tym, Neville Wood, Eddie Hibbs, Cyril Cooper, Laurence Wooller, Harold Froggatt, Albert Hibbs.
(Middle Row): Freda Ramsden, Gladys Cheetham, Ivy Green, Phyllis Bates, Gladys Booth, Edith Brooks, Alma Wild, Fred Cooper.
(Front Row): Winnie Owen, Annie Wooller, Annie Bradshaw, Esther Chatterton, Edna Pickford, Alice Hadfield, George Higginbotham, Norman Wooller, Gordon Knowles.
The formidable teacher on the right was Mrs Hinchcliffe.

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