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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
Winter Wonderland 2017Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland 2017 by Arthur Procter.Dec 07, 2017
Winter Wonderland 2017Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland 2017 by Arthur Procter.Dec 07, 2017
Winter Wonderland 2017Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland 2017 by Arthur Procter.Dec 07, 2017
Winter Wonderland 2017Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland 2017 by Arthur Procter.Dec 07, 2017
Winter Wonderland 2017Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland 2017 by Arthur Procter.Dec 07, 2017
Winter Wonderland 2017Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland 2017 by Arthur Procter.Dec 07, 2017
Winter Wonderland 2017Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland 2017 by Arthur Procter.Dec 07, 2017

Miscellaneous Events


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


Remembrance Services in Marple Memorial Park.

308 files, last one added on Nov 14, 2017
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Marple Carnivals (Vintage)


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


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


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


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


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


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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Crash on Brabyns Brow2197 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
Rose Hill Station in winter1572 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.
Bowling Green Ablaze1273 viewsThe Bowling Green was set alight by arsonists while waiting for demolition.
Bowling Green Ablaze1266 views11th September 2001 - Whilst history on a global scale was being made in New York.
Woodley Whit Walk1256 viewsWoodley Primitive Methodist Sunday School Whit Walk.
Bowdens at Marple Carnival1241 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.
Rose Hill Station in winter1154 viewsSoldiers help to clear the line at Rose Hill Station in February 1940.
Drought circa 19201138 viewsA visit to the well on "Coal Pit Lane", now Edward Street, during a drought c1920.
L to R (Back Row): Harry France, Not known, Harriet Greaves, Annie Swan, Mrs Annie Aldred, Mrs Bradbury, Marie Knowles, Mrs Walsh, Emily Knowles, Not known, Marie Etchells, Laura Booth, Nellie Hudson, Cissie Aldred, Mary Booth, Lucy Bradbury, Miss Walsh, Alice France.
(Bottom Row): Sam Nield, Alfie Nield, Stanley Etchells, Joe Wood, Charlie Wood, Willie Aldred, Beatie Aldred, Jane France.

Random files - Events
Marple Festival 2014Marple Band at Marple Festival, by Arthur Procter.
Iron-Age Ditch HandoverHandover of Iron-Age Ditch at Mellor to Stockport Council on Sunday 30 September 2012. Photo by Arthur Procter.
Romiley Young Farmer Show 2012Romiley Young Farmers Show at Gothic Farm on Sunday 9 September 2012. By Mark Whittaker.
Day 01 - Food and Drink DaySmall river at the Food and Drink Day. By Arthur Procter.
Marple Carnival 1970Marple Carnival Parade in 1970 on Church Lane before Hibbert Lane was extended. Photography by David Wild.
Marple Carnival 2013Miss Personalities Molly and Maia, by Arthur Procter.
Marple Carnival 2015HE-MAN! By Jake Taylor.
05 July 2015: Agatha Christie PlaqueUnveiling of plaque at Marple Station by Agatha Christie's grandson confirming the link to Miss Marple. By Arthur Procter.

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