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Marple Urban District 1937 Coronation cupA cup presented to someone by Marple Urban District Council to commemorate the 1937 coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Purchased on eBay c2010 by Mark Whittaker and donated to Marple Local History Society Archives in December 2023.Dec 18, 2023
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Marple Urban District 1937 Coronation cupA cup presented to someone by Marple Urban District Council to commemorate the 1937 coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Purchased on eBay c2010 by Mark Whittaker and donated to Marple Local History Society Archives in December 2023.Dec 18, 2023
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Marple Urban District 1937 Coronation cupA cup presented to someone by Marple Urban District Council to commemorate the 1937 coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Purchased on eBay c2010 by Mark Whittaker and donated to Marple Local History Society Archives in December 2023.Dec 18, 2023
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Marple 1911 coronation teapotA Marple teapot commemorating the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Purchased on eBay c2010 by Mark Whittaker. Marple Local History Society has one of these in their archives with a matching biscuit barrel. Dec 18, 2023
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Marple 1911 coronation teapotA Marple teapot commemorating the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Purchased on eBay c2010 by Mark Whittaker. Marple Local History Society has one of these in their archives with a matching biscuit barrel. Dec 18, 2023
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Marple 1911 coronation teapotA Marple teapot commemorating the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Purchased on eBay c2010 by Mark Whittaker. Marple Local History Society has one of these in their archives with a matching biscuit barrel. Dec 18, 2023
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Ride of Remembrance 2022Marple's Ride of Remembrance on Sunday 23rd October 2022. By Arthur Procter.Oct 26, 2022
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Ride of Remembrance 2022Marple's Ride of Remembrance on Sunday 23rd October 2022. By Arthur Procter.Oct 26, 2022


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. Also includes the Ride of Remembrance organised by the Marple Poppy Appeal Team in October 2021 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

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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 winter3397 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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Queen's visit to Marple 1968 - 092927 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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Bowling Green Fire2881 views11th September 2001 - Whilst history on a global scale was being made in New York.
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Hawk Green Reading Rooms2631 viewsLaying of the foundation stones for Hawk Green Reading Rooms in 1906, provided by Mrs. Selma Fielding.
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Crash on Brabyns Brow2623 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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All Things Nice / Travelling Gourmet2417 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 Festival2393 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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Snow in the 1940s2290 viewsSnow in Marple - Windlehurst Rd (Pen Nook) 31 January 1940. From Marple Local History Society Archives.

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Marple Carnival 2014Carnival Parade, by Arthur Procter.
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D and S Whites ButchersInteresting reflections in White's window. By S. Roberts.
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Tour of Britain in MarpleThe Tour of Britain charged though Marple during the final stage on the way to Werneth Low and the finish in Manchester. Photo by David Burridge.
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Mellor Country fete 2018Mellor Country Fete Saturday 30 June 2018. By Arthur Procter.
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Mellor Mill Fact and Fun Day 2019The Mellor Mill Fact and Fun Day at Roman Lakes on Sunday 8 September. A great day out for all the family. By Arthur Procter.
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Carnival Parade 2009A visiting Princess?
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Marple Bridge Winter WonderlandMarple Bridge Winter Wonderland on Saturday 7 December 2019. By Arthur Procter.
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Ride of Remembrance 2021Marple's Ride of Remembrance on Sunday 24th October 2021. By Arthur Procter.

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