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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


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 winter3380 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 - 092912 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 Fire2871 views11th September 2001 - Whilst history on a global scale was being made in New York.
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Hawk Green Reading Rooms2625 viewsLaying of the foundation stones for Hawk Green Reading Rooms in 1906, provided by Mrs. Selma Fielding.
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Crash on Brabyns Brow2617 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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All Things Nice / Travelling Gourmet2409 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 Festival2386 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 1940s2281 viewsSnow in Marple - Windlehurst Rd (Pen Nook) 31 January 1940. From Marple Local History Society Archives.

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Santa's ArrivalSanta arrives at Top Lock on New Horizons, by Arthur Procter.
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Memorial ParkWherever did those cadets go, by Arthur Procter.
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Concert at Ring o' BellsAll Star Brass Band Concert at the Ring o' Bells 18 July 2010, by Ray Noble.
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Day 13 - Glass MysteryGlass Mystery and Ellie Redhead at United Reformed Church. By Arthur Procter.
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Remembrance Sunday 2012Remembrance Day Service, 11th November 2012, Memorial Park. Taken by Arthur Procter.
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Marple HealthMarple Health with a wide selection of cereals, dried fruits, teas,grains and children's snack bars. By A. Procter.
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Climate Crisis in Marple 2019An event organised by Marple, Mellor & Marple Bridge Energy Saving Strategy (MESS) on Sunday 29 September 2019. Photo 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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