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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
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Pageant on Church LaneEither the 1951 Festival of Britain or 1953 Coronation on Church Lane, provided by Ken Lodge.Dec 23, 2020
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Pageant on Church LaneEither the 1951 Festival of Britain or 1953 Coronation on Church Lane, provided by Ken Lodge.Dec 23, 2020
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Festival of Britain PageantPageant of 1951 in celebration of the Festival of Britain, I know this because my cousin Hilary is the Roundhead soldier with a small moustache and he stayed with us from 1949-51. Provided by Ken Lodge.Dec 23, 2020
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Coronation Pageant 1953A fancy-dress parade probably part of the 1953 Coronation celebrations. provided by Ken Lodge. See Ken's comments for more information.Dec 23, 2020


Rose Hill Station 150


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During the week of 1st to 7th July 2019 Rose Hill Station celebrated its 150th year since opening. This album contains photos from those events.

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Mellor Mill Fact and Fun Day 2019


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A Fact and Fun Day at Mellor Mill and Roman Lakes, with guided tours of the Mill, music, food and drink and lots of things for the children to do. A great day raising funds for Mellor Archaeological Trust and Friends of Our Valley too.

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Tour of Britain Stage 8


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On Saturday 14 September 2019 the final stage of the Tour of Britain came though High Lane, Marple, Marple Bridge, Compstall and on to Werneth Low.

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Marple Festival 2019


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Congratulations to Julie and Ian Smith at the Marple Review and their small team of volunteers for organising another fantastic Marple Food and Drink Festival in 2019. The weather was incredibly kind and tempted thousands of people to a busy Marple Town Centre to sample the delights of the very best of local food and drink suppliers.

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Climate Crisis Event


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Marple, Mellor and Marple Bridge Energy Saving Strategy (MESS) held an even called Climate Crisis in Marple at Marple College on Sunday 29 September 2019. As you can see from Arthur Procter's photos, it was very well attended.

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Christmas 2019


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An album for Christmas 2019 Events including Santa's arrival on New Horizons, Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland, the Marple Christmas Lights Switch-on, the Santa Dash, Santa at Dragon Miniature Railway, St Martin's Christmas Tree Festival and any other local Christmas events. Send in your best Christmas shots.

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Rose Hill Station in winter3034 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 Fire2724 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 - 092559 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 Rooms2524 viewsLaying of the foundation stones for Hawk Green Reading Rooms in 1906, provided by Mrs. Selma Fielding.
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Crash on Brabyns Brow2500 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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All Things Nice / Travelling Gourmet2322 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 Festival2264 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 Chadkirk2170 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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Marple Carnival 2019Marple Carnival photo provided by Arthur Procter.
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Crash on Brabyns BrowMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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Day 16 - Food Festival Band 04Marple Band at the Food Festival - "Band panorama" - Photo and caption by David Burridge.
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Oldknow 200 Exhibition - 26Visitors to the Oldknow 200 exhibition in Marple Library.
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Marple Carnival 2016Carnival Royalty, by Mark Whittaker.
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Hawk Green Maypole EventHawk Green May Festival on the Green, Sunday 15 May 2016. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple Carnival 2018Marple Carnival in Memorial Park, by Arthur Procter.
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Santa arrives on New HorizonsSanta came to Top Lock on New Horizons, Friday 6 December. By Arthur Procter.

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