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Remembrance Sunday 2018Remembrance Day Service, 11th November 2018, Memorial Park. Taken by Mark Whittaker.Nov 12, 2018
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Remembrance Sunday 2018Remembrance Day Service, 11th November 2018, Memorial Park. Taken by Mark Whittaker.Nov 12, 2018
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Remembrance Sunday 2018Remembrance Day Service, 11th November 2018, Memorial Park. Taken by Mark Whittaker.Nov 12, 2018
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Remembrance Sunday 2018Remembrance Day Service, 11th November 2018, Memorial Park. Taken by Mark Whittaker.Nov 12, 2018
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Remembrance Sunday 2018Remembrance Day Service, 11th November 2018, Memorial Park. Taken by Mark Whittaker.Nov 12, 2018
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Remembrance Sunday 2018Remembrance Day Service, 11th November 2018, Memorial Park. Taken by Mark Whittaker.Nov 12, 2018
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Remembrance Sunday 2018Remembrance Day Service, 11th November 2018, Memorial Park. Taken by Mark Whittaker.Nov 12, 2018
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Remembrance Sunday 2018Remembrance Day Service, 11th November 2018, Memorial Park. Taken by Mark Whittaker.Nov 12, 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.

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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 winter2385 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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Crash on Brabyns Brow2351 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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Bowling Green Ablaze2135 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 - 091923 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 Gourmet1789 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 Festival1735 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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Bowdens at Marple Carnival1727 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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Fluorescent tubes at Chadkirk1684 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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Boris Johnson visit to Marple Boris Johnson paid a flying visit to Marple on Friday 20 March 2015 to support Conservative candidate William Wragg. Photo by Arthur Procter.
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MudMud and sunshine, a great combination.
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Sponsored ShaveRay Noble covers all options for his passport photo during a sponsored shave, circa 1985, in aid of Marple Band. The beard was removed in two halves over two days!
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Marple Festival - SaturdayPhil Woodhouse on Market Street, by Arthur Procter.
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Day 16 - Food and Drink DayMurillos at the Food and Drink Day on Market Street. By Gavin Eyquem.
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D and S Whites ButchersCooking up a storm with barbequed sausages and burgers with a difference. Including goat sausage and spicy Welsh Dragon burgers.
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06 December Christmas Cracker!Marple Christmas Cracker on Saturday 6 December. By Arthur Procter.
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05 December Christmas Tree FestivalSt Martin's Church Christmas Tree Festival from 5th to 9th December. By Mark Whittaker.

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