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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


Locks Festival 2009


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This album contains photographs taken at Marple Locks Festival on Sunday 5 July 2009. If you have any that you'd like to add just let us know.

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Romiley Young Farmers Show 2009


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A change of venue but no change in the top quality entertainment for the 2009 RYFS. Thanks to the rain no change in the amound of mud either, making wellies a must once again. We'd be delighted to add your photos from the show to this album to illustrate the many facets of this great local event.

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Food & Drink Festival 2009


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Marple's third Food and Drink Festival was held on Saturday 19th September, and was once again blessed by great weather and a fantastic turnout. If you have any photos to share we'd be delighted to add them to this album.

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Winter Wonderland 2009


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Photos from Marple Bridge's 23rd Annual Winter Wonderland celebrations held on 5th December 2009. Including pictures from the Christmas Tree Festival in St. Martin's Church.

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Marple Mini-Christmas Festival 2009


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Although not publicised as a full blown "Christmas Cracker" event that's what everyone was calling it, and the 2009 Mini-Christmas Festival on Market Street was a great success, as these photos show.

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Winter 2009/10


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In 2009/10 Marple enjoyed the coldest and snowiest winter since 1962, when the Marple Aqueduct was damaged by frost. Words used by locals to describe it included: Crisp, Cold, Gorgeous, Slippery, White, Icey, Arctic, Annoying, Tiresome, Dangerous, Worrying and Enchanting! Let us have your pictures to record it for posterity!

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Ludworth School Swimathon 2010-13


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Each year pupils from Ludworth primary School in Marple Bridge raise money by swimming, splashing (and celebrate by pushing in their head teacher) at the Romiley Marina Pool. Expert swimmers and young paddlers between 4 and 11 years of age give their best while having as much fun as possible.

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Art & Craft Fair 2010


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On Saturday 24 April 2010 Crafty Ladies of Market Street organised an Art and Craft Fair on the Precinct. They were lucky with the weather and Arthur Procter was on hand to capture the feel of the day with his camera.

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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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Three Lions Cricket in MarpleMarple Cricket Club XI Vs The English Cricket Board National Physical Disabilities Team on Sunday 10 May 2015. By Arthur Procter.
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Opening of Chadkirk BridgeChadkirk Bridge was officially opening on 29 July 2012 by Olympic bronze medalist Alan Newton. Photo by Arthur Procter.
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Mellor Mill Fact and Fun Day 2018The Mellor Mill Fact and Fun Day at Roman Lakes on Sunday 9 September. A great day out for all the family. By Arthur Procter.
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St Martin's Christmas Tree FestivalSt Martin's Christmas Tree Festival by Mark Whittaker.
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Marple Carnival 2014Crowd Control! By Ray Noble.
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Santa arrives on New HorizonsSanta comes to Top Lock on New Horizons, Friday 7 December. By Arthur Procter.
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Santa arrives on New HorizonsSanta comes to Top Lock on New Horizons, Friday 7 December. By Arthur Procter.

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