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‘Our Network’: Public meeting with Andy BurnhamManchester Mayor Andy Burnham visited Marple on 21 January 2020 to discuss his plan for public transport in Greater Manchester. Photo by Arthur Procter.Jan 22, 2020
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‘Our Network’: Public meeting with Andy BurnhamManchester Mayor Andy Burnham visited Marple on 21 January 2020 to discuss his plan for public transport in Greater Manchester. Photo by Arthur Procter.Jan 22, 2020
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‘Our Network’: Public meeting with Andy BurnhamManchester Mayor Andy Burnham visited Marple on 21 January 2020 to discuss his plan for public transport in Greater Manchester. Photo by Arthur Procter.Jan 22, 2020
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‘Our Network’: Public meeting with Andy BurnhamManchester Mayor Andy Burnham visited Marple on 21 January 2020 to discuss his plan for public transport in Greater Manchester. Photo by Arthur Procter.Jan 22, 2020
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‘Our Network’: Public meeting with Andy BurnhamManchester Mayor Andy Burnham visited Marple on 21 January 2020 to discuss his plan for public transport in Greater Manchester. Photo by Arthur Procter.Jan 22, 2020
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FOLK at Marple Lime KilnsFriends of Oldknow's Lime Kilns Christmas Celebration and Lights on Friday 20 December 2019. By Arthur Procter.Dec 22, 2019
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FOLK at Marple Lime KilnsFriends of Oldknow's Lime Kilns Christmas Celebration and Lights on Friday 20 December 2019. By Arthur Procter.Dec 22, 2019
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FOLK at Marple Lime KilnsFriends of Oldknow's Lime Kilns Christmas Celebration and Lights on Friday 20 December 2019. By Arthur Procter.Dec 22, 2019


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 winter2891 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 Ablaze2623 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 - 092466 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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Crash on Brabyns Brow2432 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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Hawk Green Reading Rooms2352 viewsLaying of the foundation stones for Hawk Green Reading Rooms in 1906, provided by Mrs. Selma Fielding.
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All Things Nice / Travelling Gourmet2259 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 Festival2198 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 Chadkirk2108 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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Lacrosse MatchNot particularly clear but it's people watching a lacrosse match from Church Lane looking over open fields towards Chapel House Farm
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Ludworth School Swimathon 2013Pupils from Ludworth Primary School make a splash out during their sponsored swim on Saturday 9 March 2013.
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Santa arrives on New HorizonsSanta comes to Top Lock on New Horizons, Friday 7 December. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple Festival 2019Cask ale at Marple Festival, by Arthur Procter.
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Marple Carnival 2014Brabyns has a sit down. By Ray Noble.
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Rose Hill Station 150Rose Hill Station 150 celebrations by David Burridge.
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New Water Wheel at Little MillThe new water wheel at the Little Mill in Rowarth is lifted into position - 13 January 1993. Brian Noble is standing at the bottom.
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Marple Christmas MarketMarple Christmas Market, by Arthur Procter.

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