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Hawk Green Maypole EventHawk Green May Festival on the Green, Sunday 13 May 2018. By Jake Taylor.May 17, 2018
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Hawk Green Maypole EventHawk Green May Festival on the Green, Sunday 13 May 2018. By Jake Taylor.May 17, 2018
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Hawk Green Maypole EventHawk Green May Festival on the Green, Sunday 13 May 2018. By Jake Taylor.May 17, 2018
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Hawk Green Maypole EventHawk Green May Festival on the Green, Sunday 13 May 2018. By Jake Taylor.May 17, 2018
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Hawk Green Maypole EventHawk Green May Festival on the Green, Sunday 13 May 2018. By Jake Taylor.May 17, 2018
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Hawk Green Maypole EventHawk Green May Festival on the Green, Sunday 13 May 2018. By Jake Taylor.May 17, 2018
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Hawk Green Maypole EventHawk Green May Festival on the Green, Sunday 13 May 2018. By Jake Taylor.May 17, 2018
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Hawk Green Maypole EventHawk Green May Festival on the Green, Sunday 13 May 2018. By Jake Taylor.May 17, 2018


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.

308 files, last one added on Nov 14, 2017
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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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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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Most viewed - Events
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Crash on Brabyns Brow2227 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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Rose Hill Station in winter1729 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 Ablaze1474 views11th September 2001 - Whilst history on a global scale was being made in New York.
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Bowdens at Marple Carnival1427 viewsBowden's Coal Merchant horses prepared for the big day. L to R. Judd ? Punch (the horse), Sam Bowden Jnr., Gilbert (the horse), Sam Bowden Snr., Ronald Bowden.
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Bowling Green Ablaze1293 viewsThe Bowling Green was set alight by arsonists while waiting for demolition.
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Woodley Whit Walk1274 viewsWoodley Primitive Methodist Sunday School Whit Walk.
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Queen's visit to Marple 1968 - 091245 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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Rose Hill Station in winter1176 viewsSoldiers help to clear the line at Rose Hill Station in February 1940.

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Senior Citizen's Fair 2016MP William Wragg organised a Senior Citizen's Fair on Friday 21 October 2016. Photos by Kathryn Procter.
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Day 13 - Cookery Demos 08Richard Morris' Cookery demonstrations at Marple Cricket Club. By Arthur Procter © Marple Festival 2010.
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Remembrance Sunday 2012Remembrance Day Service, 11th November 2012, Memorial Park. Taken by Arthur Procter.
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Day 15 - Music at St MartinsMusicfest at St Martins Church. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple Locks Festival 2011French Boules challenge, by Arthur Procter.
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Marple Christmas CrackerCrowds at Marple Christmas Cracker 2012. By Arthur Procter.
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Hawk Green Maypole EventHawk Green May Festival on the Green, Sunday 15 May 2016. By Arthur Procter.
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Day 06 - Black Dyke BandRenowned Black Dyke Brass Band at Marple College. By Arthur Procter.

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