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Festival of Britain 1951 Village FairOn Saturday 12 May 1951 Marple held a "History of Marple" themed Village Fair in Marple Memorial Park. This photo shows a 7 year old Tom Goldschmidt carrying the Festival emblem.Mar 25, 2021
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NCCC 50th Anniversary RallyNorth Cheshire Cruising Club Rally celebrating their 50th anniversary on 29 May 1993 at High Lane. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021
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NCCC 50th Anniversary RallyNorth Cheshire Cruising Club Rally celebrating their 50th anniversary on 29 May 1993 at High Lane. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021
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NCCC 50th Anniversary RallyNorth Cheshire Cruising Club Rally celebrating their 50th anniversary on 29 May 1993 at High Lane. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021
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Coronation Celebrations 1937A march on Longhurst Lane celebrating the 1937 Coronation. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Mar 21, 2021
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Coronation Celebrations 1937A march on Longhurst Lane celebrating the 1937 Coronation. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Mar 21, 2021
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Rose Queen ParadeLooks like a Rose Queen Parade getting ready to leave but exactly when and where we're not sure. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
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New Horizons 1981His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales signing the visitors book on the 22 March 1981, at the launch of New Horizons. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021


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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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.

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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 winter3066 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 Fire2749 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 - 092598 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 Rooms2540 viewsLaying of the foundation stones for Hawk Green Reading Rooms in 1906, provided by Mrs. Selma Fielding.
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Crash on Brabyns Brow2519 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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All Things Nice / Travelling Gourmet2337 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 Festival2276 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 Chadkirk2183 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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Opening of Chadkirk BridgeChadkirk Bridge was officially opening on 29 July 2012 by Olympic bronze medalist Alan Newton. Photo by Arthur Procter.
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National Civic DayCelebrations in Memorial Park on National Civic Day and Marple Civic Society's 50th Anniversary. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple Christmas CrackerDerby Way during Marple Christmas Cracker 2012. By Arthur Procter.
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06 December Winter WonderlandMarple Bridge Winter Wonderland on Saturday 6 December. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple Festival 2017Here's the gateway to Marple Festival, by Arthur Procter.
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SMA Exhibition 2011Tom Brereton on the door at SMA's 43rd Annual Art Exhibition.
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Day 14 - BandstandMarple and Hawk Green Bands at Marple College. By Arthur Procter.
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Day 14 - Charity Fashion Show 11Charity Fashion Show at Marple Cricket Club. By Arthur Procter © Marple Festival 2010.

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