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Tour of Britain in MarpleThe Tour of Britain charged though Marple during the final stage on the way to Werneth Low and the finish in Manchester. Photo by Arthur Procter.Sep 16, 2019
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Tour of Britain in MarpleThe Tour of Britain charged though Marple during the final stage on the way to Werneth Low and the finish in Manchester. Photo by Arthur Procter.Sep 16, 2019
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Tour of Britain in MarpleThe Tour of Britain charged though Marple during the final stage on the way to Werneth Low and the finish in Manchester. Photo by Arthur Procter.Sep 16, 2019
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Tour of Britain in MarpleThe Tour of Britain charged though Marple during the final stage on the way to Werneth Low and the finish in Manchester. Photo by Arthur Procter.Sep 16, 2019
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Tour of Britain in MarpleThe Tour of Britain charged though Marple during the final stage on the way to Werneth Low and the finish in Manchester. Photo by Arthur Procter.Sep 16, 2019
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Tour of Britain in MarpleThe Tour of Britain charged though Marple during the final stage on the way to Werneth Low and the finish in Manchester. Photo by Arthur Procter.Sep 16, 2019
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Tour of Britain in MarpleThe Tour of Britain charged though Marple during the final stage on the way to Werneth Low and the finish in Manchester. Photo by Arthur Procter.Sep 16, 2019
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Tour of Britain in MarpleThe Tour of Britain charged though Marple during the final stage on the way to Werneth Low and the finish in Manchester. Photo by Arthur Procter.Sep 16, 2019


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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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Rose Hill Station in winter2803 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 Ablaze2549 views11th September 2001 - Whilst history on a global scale was being made in New York.
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Crash on Brabyns Brow2408 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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Queen's visit to Marple 1968 - 092393 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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All Things Nice / Travelling Gourmet2199 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 Festival2126 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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Hawk Green Reading Rooms2092 viewsLaying of the foundation stones for Hawk Green Reading Rooms in 1906, provided by Mrs. Selma Fielding.
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Fluorescent tubes at Chadkirk2049 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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Marple Carnival 2014Carnival Prize Winners, by Arthur Procter.
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RH2 - Rose Hill ZoneGarden RH2 in the Rose Hill Zone of Open Gardens in Marple. By Arthur Procter.
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Treetops Exhibition LaunchLaunch of Marple Local History Society’s exhibition “From cripples holiday home to orthopaedic hospital” at Marple Library on Saturday 12 May 2018. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple Hall Exhibition 1996Visitors to Marple Local History Society's exhibition about Marple Hall in 1996.
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Marple Carnival 2013You don't get them at the £1 Shop, by Terry Wood.
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French Boules 2010French Boules Tournament in Memorial Park - Friends of Memorial Park B vs Marple Civic Society A.
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3 Dec: Winter WonderlandMarple Bridge Winter Wonderland on 3 December. By Arthur Procter.
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Opening of Chadkirk BridgeChadkirk Bridge was officially opening on 29 July 2012 by Olympic bronze medalist Alan Newton. Photo by Arthur Procter.

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