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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


Swimwear Fashion Event 2008


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On Saturday 28th June 2008 Bare Necessities of Market Street held a Swimwear Fashion Event on the Precinct in support of the Find a Cure for Martha Campaign. The event was opened by Martha herself and these photos were kindly provided by Arthur Procter.

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Romiley Young Farmers Show 2008


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After being cancelled in 2007 due to the relentless rain it was good to see the Romiley Young Farmer's Show back in business for 2008, even if the weather wasn't too favourable again! If you have any photos to help illustrate the many facets of this great event, just let us know.

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French Boules Tournament 2008


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On Saturday 30 August 2008 the Friends of Marple Memorial Park held a fun French Boules Tournament to celebrate the construction of a new boules court in the Park. There was a great turnout and very enjoyable afternoon was had by everyone who joined in.

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Marple 10k Trail Run


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The Marple 10k Trial Run began in 2007 and has been held each year since. The event is organised by Marple Fire Fighters to raise funds for the Firefighters Charity and is sponosored by the Ring o' Bells Pub. Photos from the 2008 and 2010 events are currently featured in this album. If you have more, please send them in.

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Food & Drink Festival 2008


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Marple's second Food and Drink Festival was held on Saturday 20th September, and what a great day it was, blessed by superb sunshine.

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Marple Christmas Cracker 2008


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A gallery of photos from Marple's second Christmas Cracker Event on 6th December 2008, including pictures of the entries in the Best Dressed Shop Window competition.

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Winter Wonderland 2008


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Photos from Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland held on 6th December 2008. We could do with a few more so if you have any please get in touch.

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Marple Carnival 2009


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Another wet Carnival on 20th June 2009 but it looks like everyone enjoyed themselves again despite the weather! If you have any good photos of the day that you would like to add here please get in touch.

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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 Christmas Cracker 2010Start of the Lantern procession at the 2010 Marple Christmas Cracker. By Arthur Procter.
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RH5 - Rose Hill ZoneGarden RH5 in the Rose Hill Zone of Open Gardens in Marple. By Arthur Procter.
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07 December Santa DashRomiley and Marple Lions Santa Dash on Sunday 7 December. By Arthur Procter.
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Carnival Parade 2011A young Red Baron, by Mark Whittaker.
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Skate Park EventSkate Park Demos, by Paul Whittaker.
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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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Wilson's Fruit and VegKnow your onions!
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Santa at Rose Hill StationSanta's visit to Rose Hill Station on Saturday 28th November. By Arthur Procter.

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