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Bowling Green FireThe Bowling Green on Fire, taken by Phil Fern 11 September 2001, developed 2010, rediscovered July 2020.Jul 14, 2020
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Bowling Green FireThe Bowling Green on Fire, taken by Phil Fern 11 September 2001, developed 2010, rediscovered July 2020.Jul 14, 2020
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Bowling Green FireThe Bowling Green on Fire, taken by Phil Fern 11 September 2001, developed 2010, rediscovered July 2020.Jul 14, 2020
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Bowling Green FireThe Bowling Green on Fire, taken by Phil Fern 11 September 2001, developed 2010, rediscovered July 2020.Jul 14, 2020
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Bowling Green FireThe Bowling Green on Fire, taken by Phil Fern 11 September 2001, developed 2010, rediscovered July 2020.Jul 14, 2020
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Bowling Green FireThe Bowling Green on Fire, taken by Phil Fern 11 September 2001, developed 2010, rediscovered July 2020.Jul 14, 2020
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Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland 1995Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland 1995. From Marple Local History Society Archives.May 01, 2020
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Boat Rally at Top Lock 1968Rally of Boats at Top Lock in 1968. Photography by Hilda Bright.Mar 09, 2020


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.

501 files, last one added on Jul 14, 2020
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Remembrance Services


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Remembrance Services in Marple Memorial Park.

436 files, last one added on Nov 19, 2019
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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.

34 files, last one added on Apr 29, 2012
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Marple Rally of Boats


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Marple Rally of Boats was a national campaigning event to focus attention on the unnavigable state of Marple Locks, the Peak Forest Canal and Ashton Canals. The first large rally was in 1966 (200+ boats). These events kick-started the voluntary efforts by a number of organisation including the Peak Forest Canal Society and Inland Waterways Association, which culminated with reopening of boat canals in 1974.

40 files, last one added on Mar 09, 2020
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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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Rose Hill Station in winter2974 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 Fire2702 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 - 092532 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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Hawk Green Reading Rooms2505 viewsLaying of the foundation stones for Hawk Green Reading Rooms in 1906, provided by Mrs. Selma Fielding.
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Crash on Brabyns Brow2479 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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All Things Nice / Travelling Gourmet2306 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 Festival2250 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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Fluorescent tubes at Chadkirk2149 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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Christmas Cracker Best Dressed Window CompetitionMiddlewood Kitchens on Market Street, followed their win last year with second prize this year.
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Marple Christmas Lights Switch-onMarple's first Christmas Lights Switch-on Friday 29 November 2019. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple Carnival 2018Marple Carnival in Memorial Park, by Arthur Procter.
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Presentation Evening Marple Carnival Presentation Evening at Marple Cricket Club on 11 October 2013. By Arthur Procter.
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Hawk Green Bonfire 2007The fire gets started at Hawk Green Bonfire, 5th November 2007. Photo by Arthur Procter.
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French Boules 2010French Boules Tournament in Memorial Park - Friends of Memorial A Park vs Marple Civic Society B.
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Marple Carnival 2015cRAZY gOLF, by Arthur Procter.
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Ludworth School Swimathon 2011Sorrel Bruce, Jamie Ritchie, Nathan Wood and Maisy Thomas at the Ludworth School Swimathon on 12 February 2011.

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