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MC7 - Marple Memorial ParkMarple Memorial Park in the Marple Centre Zone of Open Gardens in Marple. By Arthur Procter.Jul 19, 2018
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MC7 - Marple Memorial ParkMarple Memorial Park in the Marple Centre Zone of Open Gardens in Marple. By Arthur Procter.Jul 19, 2018
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MC7 - Marple Memorial ParkMarple Memorial Park in the Marple Centre Zone of Open Gardens in Marple. By Arthur Procter.Jul 19, 2018
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MC7 - Marple Memorial ParkMarple Memorial Park in the Marple Centre Zone of Open Gardens in Marple. By Arthur Procter.Jul 19, 2018
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MC7 - Marple Memorial ParkMarple Memorial Park in the Marple Centre Zone of Open Gardens in Marple. By Arthur Procter.Jul 19, 2018
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MC2 - Marple Centre ZoneGarden MC2 in the Marple Centre Zone of Open Gardens in Marple. By Arthur Procter.Jul 19, 2018
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MC2 - Marple Centre ZoneGarden MC2 in the Marple Centre Zone of Open Gardens in Marple. By Arthur Procter.Jul 19, 2018
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MC2 - Marple Centre ZoneGarden MC2 in the Marple Centre Zone of Open Gardens in Marple. By Arthur Procter.Jul 19, 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.

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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.

33 files, last one added on Dec 24, 2015
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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.

33 files, last one added on Jun 28, 2009
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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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Crash on Brabyns Brow2269 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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Rose Hill Station in winter1899 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 Ablaze1623 views11th September 2001 - Whilst history on a global scale was being made in New York.
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Bowdens at Marple Carnival1539 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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Queen's visit to Marple 1968 - 091415 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 Gourmet1314 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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Bowling Green Ablaze1306 viewsThe Bowling Green was set alight by arsonists while waiting for demolition.
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Woodley Whit Walk1286 viewsWoodley Primitive Methodist Sunday School Whit Walk.

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French Boules 2010French Boules Tournament in Memorial Park - the final - tape measures out!
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Marple Locks Festival 2013Piping the Locks, by Arthur Procter.
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Remembrance Sunday 2010Remembrance Day Service, 14th November 2010, Memorial Park. Taken by Arthur Procter.
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AZ7 - Allotment ZoneGarden AZ7 in the Allotment Zone of Open Gardens in Marple. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple Carnival 2018Marple Carnival in Memorial Park, by Arthur Procter.
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Marple Carnival 2015Nice curtsy, by Arthur Procter.
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Marple Festival 2014Marple Band at Marple Festival, by Arthur Procter.
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3 Dec: Marple Christmas CrackerMarple Christmas Cracker on Saturday 3 December. By Arthur Procter.

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