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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


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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Millennium Exhibition 2000


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In the year 2000, to celebrate the Millennium, Marple Local History Society put on a comprehensive exhibition covering the history of Marple, Mellor, Ludworth and District in Marple Library. Although these pictures are not large enough to read the displays properly they do at least give a flavour of the event.

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Locks Festival 2004


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Photos from the very first Marple Locks Festival organised by Marple Locks Heritage Society.

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Locks Festival 2005


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The second Marple Locks Festival organised by Marple Locks Heritage Society.

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Marple Carnival 2007


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An album of photos taken during Marple Carnival 2007. If you have any good photos of this or past, present or future carnivals that you'd like to add to these galleries, please get in touch.

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Locks Festival 2007


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Photos from the third Marple Locks festival organised by Marple Locks Heritage Society.

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Marple Carnival 2008


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An Album of photographs taken during the 2008 Marple Carnival on a wet and windy 21st June. If you have any good photos of the day that you would like to add here please get in touch.

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Raft Race 2008


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The Raft Race is a long standing event in the Marple and District calendar that was started by the Marple Fire Brigade and continued by the Round Table. Nowdays it is organised by the Motor Neurone Disease Society and raises funds for that good cause. Despite poor weather the 2008 event was still well attended, after all, you can only get so wet!

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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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Princess Anne visit in 1996Princess Anne visits the Home Farm Trust Shop on 26 April 1996. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Remembrance Sunday 2012Remembrance Day Service, 11th November 2012, Memorial Park. Taken by Arthur Procter.
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Remembrance Sunday 2011Remembrance Day Service, 13th November 2011, Memorial Park. Taken by Ray Noble.
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Memorial ParkStreet Seller.
By Diane Seddon.
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Marple Rose Queen c1934Marple Congregational Sunday School Rose Queen around 1934 in the grounds of Rose Hill House. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Hawk Green Pass the BatonFun Day at Hawk Green on 7 July 2012 as part of the borough of Stockport's Pass the Baton event. Photo by Arthur Procter.
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Mellor Mill Fact and Fun Day 2016The Mellor Mill Fact and Fun Day at the mill site and Roman Lakes on Sunday 4 September. A great day out for all the family. By Arthur Procter.
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Iron-Age Ditch HandoverHandover of Iron-Age Ditch at Mellor to Stockport Council on Sunday 30 September 2012. Photo by Arthur Procter.

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