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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
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Whit WalkA Whit Walk makes its way up Market Street past the Bull's head. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
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Rose QueenAn unknown Rose Queen and her huge entourage. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
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Marple Rose Queen 1935Rene Rowbottom was crowned Marple Rose Queen 1935 at the Albert Schools. Provided by Dave Watson, whose mum Joan Hope was a Flower Girl in attendance to the Queen.Dec 24, 2020
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Marple Rose Queen 1934Elise Harrison was crowned Marple Rose Queen 1934 on the lawn of Rose Hill House. Provided by Dave Watson, whose mum Joan Hope was a Flower Girl in attendance to the Queen.Dec 24, 2020
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Marple Rose Queen 1934Marple Congregational Sunday School Rose Queen 1934, Elsie Harrison. provided by Dave Watson, who says I think my mum Joan Hope is sitting at the front at the feet of the Rose Queen.Dec 24, 2020
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Marple Rose Bud Queen 1928Marple Congregational Chapel Rosebud Queen 1928, Miss Margaret Jarvis. Provided by Dave Watson, who says: My mother, Joan Hope, is at the front on the left, she would have been five.Dec 24, 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.

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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 winter3043 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 Fire2729 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 - 092566 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 Rooms2529 viewsLaying of the foundation stones for Hawk Green Reading Rooms in 1906, provided by Mrs. Selma Fielding.
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Crash on Brabyns Brow2506 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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All Things Nice / Travelling Gourmet2325 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 Festival2266 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 Chadkirk2174 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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Skate Park EventSkate Park Demos, by Mark Whittaker.
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06 December Christmas Cracker!Marple Christmas Cracker on Saturday 6 December. By Arthur Procter.
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Remembrance Sunday 2019Remembrance Sunday Service, 10th November 2019, Memorial Park. Taken by Arthur Procter.
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Carnival Parade 2007Is it Robbie the Robert or Kryton? Photo by Len Maynard.
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Day 07 - Real Ale FestivalRon Hayes Big Band perform at Marple Cricket Club's Real Ale Festival. By Arthur Procter.
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Friends of Cromwell Avenue Park "Picnic in the Park"Friends of Cromwell Avenue Park celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with their very own "Picnic in the Park" on Saturday 2 June 2012.
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06 December Christmas Cracker!Marple Christmas Cracker on Saturday 6 December. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple Carnival 2018Marple Carnival Parade, by Arthur Procter.

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