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Bowling Green FireThe Bowling Green on Fire, taken by Phil Fern 11 September 2001, developed 2010, rediscovered July 2020.Jul 14, 2020
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Bowling Green FireThe Bowling Green on Fire, taken by Phil Fern 11 September 2001, developed 2010, rediscovered July 2020.Jul 14, 2020
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Bowling Green FireThe Bowling Green on Fire, taken by Phil Fern 11 September 2001, developed 2010, rediscovered July 2020.Jul 14, 2020
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Bowling Green FireThe Bowling Green on Fire, taken by Phil Fern 11 September 2001, developed 2010, rediscovered July 2020.Jul 14, 2020
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Bowling Green FireThe Bowling Green on Fire, taken by Phil Fern 11 September 2001, developed 2010, rediscovered July 2020.Jul 14, 2020
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Bowling Green FireThe Bowling Green on Fire, taken by Phil Fern 11 September 2001, developed 2010, rediscovered July 2020.Jul 14, 2020
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Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland 1995Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland 1995. From Marple Local History Society Archives.May 01, 2020
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Boat Rally at Top Lock 1968Rally of Boats at Top Lock in 1968. Photography by Hilda Bright.Mar 09, 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 winter2984 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 Fire2714 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 - 092543 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 Rooms2515 viewsLaying of the foundation stones for Hawk Green Reading Rooms in 1906, provided by Mrs. Selma Fielding.
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Crash on Brabyns Brow2490 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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All Things Nice / Travelling Gourmet2314 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 Festival2257 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 Chadkirk2159 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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Pride in Marple Awards 2012 - 36Winner in "Environment Champion (Group)" category Friends of Rose Hill Station with Cllrs. Craig Wright and Kevin Dowling. Photo © Mike Frisbee - www.fris.co.uk
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Marple Carnival 2014Fun at the Fair, by Arthur Procter.
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Marple Carnival 2012You get all sorts at Marple Carnival, by Mark Whittaker.
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Marple Festival - SaturdayStylish ladies on Market Street, by Arthur Procter.
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Winter Wonderland 2017Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland 2017 by Arthur Procter.
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Northern Area Brass Bands ChampionshipMarple and Hawk Green Bands competed in the Northern Area Championship on 15 March 2013 and came 1st and 3rd respectively. Photo by Steve Abbott.
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Pulling "The Bell"Sponsored Boat Pull by the ladies of Marple Band on Friday 16 May 2014. By Arthur Procter.
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Mellor Mill Tour 2010From the Tour of Oldknow's Mellor Mill, taken by Arthur Procter.

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