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Boat Rally at Top Lock 1968Rally of Boats at Top Lock in 1968. Photography by Hilda Bright.Mar 09, 2020
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Boat Rally at Top Lock 1968Rally of Boats at Top Lock in 1968. Photography by Hilda Bright.Mar 09, 2020
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Boat Rally at Top Lock 1968Rally of Boats at Top Lock in 1968. Photography by Hilda Bright.Mar 09, 2020
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Boat Rally at Top Lock 1968Rally of Boats at Top Lock in 1968. Photography by Hilda Bright.Mar 09, 2020
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Boat Rally at Top Lock 1967Rally of Boats at Top Lock in 1967. Photography by Hilda Bright.Mar 09, 2020
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Boat Rally at Top Lock 1967Rally of Boats at Top Lock in 1967. Photography by Hilda Bright.Mar 09, 2020
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Boat Rally at Top Lock 1967Rally of Boats at Top Lock in 1967. Photography by Hilda Bright.Mar 09, 2020
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Boat Rally at Top Lock 1967Rally of Boats at Top Lock in 1967. Photography by Hilda Bright.Mar 09, 2020


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.

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Remembrance Services


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Remembrance Services in Marple Memorial Park.

436 files, last one added on Nov 19, 2019
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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
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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.

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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.

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Marple Rally of Boats


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Marple Rally of Boats was a national campaigning event to focus attention on the unnavigable state of Marple Locks, the Peak Forest Canal and Ashton Canals. The first large rally was in 1966 (200+ boats). These events kick-started the voluntary efforts by a number of organisation including the Peak Forest Canal Society and Inland Waterways Association, which culminated with reopening of boat canals in 1974.

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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.

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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.

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Rose Hill Station in winter2941 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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Bowling Green Ablaze2652 views11th September 2001 - Whilst history on a global scale was being made in New York.
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Queen's visit to Marple 1968 - 092499 viewsThe Queen meets the young people of Marple in May 1968. The young lady between the Queen and the girl guide is Diane Chew. Can you identify any of the others?
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Hawk Green Reading Rooms2470 viewsLaying of the foundation stones for Hawk Green Reading Rooms in 1906, provided by Mrs. Selma Fielding.
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Crash on Brabyns Brow2447 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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All Things Nice / Travelling Gourmet2284 viewsFresh paella cooked in huge pans plus samples from newly opened deli/cafe, cheeses, biscuits, tarts, quiches, olives and ice creams. By A. Procter.
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Ridge Quarry Music Festival2222 viewsHuge crowds enjoy a Music Festival in the Ridge Quarry in the early 1900s, quite likely the same event as in our other picture which is dated 1909.
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Fluorescent tubes at Chadkirk2130 viewsPowered only by the electromagnetic fields surrounding the power lines running through the Chadkirk Estate, the Richard Box's art installation aimed to bring visibility to the Connect2 scheme. Photo by Arthur Procter.


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Mellor Country fete 2018Mellor Country Fete Saturday 30 June 2018. By Arthur Procter.
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Carnival Parade 2010Mermaids from the Midland.
By Diane Seddon.
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Santa Train from Rose HillThe Santa Train from Rose Hill to Manchester on 1st December organised by Friends of Rose Hill Station. Photo by Arthur Procter.
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Marple Festival 2014Beautiful Cakes at Marple Festival, by Arthur Procter.
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Marple Carnival 2018Marple Carnival in Memorial Park, by Arthur Procter.
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Carnival Parade 2010Mossley Band.
By Ray Noble.
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2011 Rose Hill Santa TrainThe Santa Train on Saturday 26 November 2011 organised by Friends of Rose Hill Station. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple Bridge Winter WonderlandMarple Bridge Winter Wonderland on Saturday 7 December 2019. By Arthur Procter.

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