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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


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 winter3056 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 Fire2742 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 - 092587 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 Rooms2535 viewsLaying of the foundation stones for Hawk Green Reading Rooms in 1906, provided by Mrs. Selma Fielding.
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Crash on Brabyns Brow2514 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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All Things Nice / Travelling Gourmet2332 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 Festival2273 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 Chadkirk2180 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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Pop-up Christmas Makers' MarketMarple's Pop-up Christmas Market on Saturday 1 December 2018, by Arthur Procter.
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Hawk Green Maypole EventHawk Green May Festival on the Green, Sunday 13 May 2018. By Jake Taylor.
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Red Wheel Unveiling 21 June 2016Transport Trust Red Wheel unveiling on The Bell, by Arthur Procter.
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Romiley Young Farmer Show 2012Romiley Young Farmers Show at Gothic Farm on Sunday 9 September 2012. By Mark Whittaker.
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Marple Carnival 2013Chimney Sweeps, by Ray Noble.
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Day 14 - Charity Fashion Show 06Charity Fashion Show at Marple Cricket Club. By Arthur Procter © Marple Festival 2010.
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07 December Christmas Cracker!Marple Christmas Cracker on Saturday 7 December. By Arthur Procter.
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Pathfinders Rail Tours visitRose Hill Station had a visit from Pathfinders Rail Tours, it was running an eight coach train" topped and tailed" by two class 37 diesel engines on Friday 21 February 2014. By Arthur Procter.

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