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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


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.

27 files, last one added on Oct 09, 2017
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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.

36 files, last one added on Jul 19, 2009
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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.

60 files, last one added on Oct 17, 2009
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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!

57 files, last one added on Feb 07, 2010
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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.

21 files, last one added on Mar 21, 2013
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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 winter3361 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 - 092901 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 Fire2864 views11th September 2001 - Whilst history on a global scale was being made in New York.
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Hawk Green Reading Rooms2620 viewsLaying of the foundation stones for Hawk Green Reading Rooms in 1906, provided by Mrs. Selma Fielding.
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Crash on Brabyns Brow2610 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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All Things Nice / Travelling Gourmet2402 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 Festival2381 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 1940s2274 viewsSnow in Marple - Windlehurst Rd (Pen Nook) 31 January 1940. From Marple Local History Society Archives.

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RH1 - Rose Hill ZoneGarden RH1 in the Rose Hill Zone of Open Gardens in Marple. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple Festival - SaturdayPurple box of chocolates sold on Market Street, by Arthur Procter.
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Marple Festival 2017Busking at Marple Festival, 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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St Martin's Christmas Tree FestivalChristmas Tree Festival at St Martin's Church. By Arthur Procter.
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Rose Hill Station 150Rose Hill Station 150 celebrations by David Burridge.
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Santa at Rose Hill StationSanta at Rose Hill Station on Monday 17 December. By Arthur Procter.
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Friends of Cromwell Avenue Park "Picnic in the Park"Friends of Cromwell Avenue Park celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with their very own "Picnic in the Park" on Saturday 2 June 2012.

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