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Festival of Britain 1951 Village FairOn Saturday 12 May 1951 Marple held a "History of Marple" themed Village Fair in Marple Memorial Park. This photo shows a 7 year old Tom Goldschmidt carrying the Festival emblem.Mar 25, 2021
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NCCC 50th Anniversary RallyNorth Cheshire Cruising Club Rally celebrating their 50th anniversary on 29 May 1993 at High Lane. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021
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NCCC 50th Anniversary RallyNorth Cheshire Cruising Club Rally celebrating their 50th anniversary on 29 May 1993 at High Lane. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021
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NCCC 50th Anniversary RallyNorth Cheshire Cruising Club Rally celebrating their 50th anniversary on 29 May 1993 at High Lane. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021
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Coronation Celebrations 1937A march on Longhurst Lane celebrating the 1937 Coronation. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Mar 21, 2021
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Coronation Celebrations 1937A march on Longhurst Lane celebrating the 1937 Coronation. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Mar 21, 2021
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Rose Queen ParadeLooks like a Rose Queen Parade getting ready to leave but exactly when and where we're not sure. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021
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New Horizons 1981His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales signing the visitors book on the 22 March 1981, at the launch of New Horizons. Provided by Janet Holmes.Feb 08, 2021


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 winter3057 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 Fire2742 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 - 092588 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 Rooms2535 viewsLaying of the foundation stones for Hawk Green Reading Rooms in 1906, provided by Mrs. Selma Fielding.
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Crash on Brabyns Brow2514 viewsMultiple crash at the bottom of Brabyns Brow in April 1995.
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All Things Nice / Travelling Gourmet2332 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 Festival2273 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 Chadkirk2180 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 Festival 2019He's been tangoed at Marple Festival, by Arthur Procter.
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Marple Carnival 2012Soldiers gossiping, by Arthur Procter.
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Mellor Church Country Fete 2014Old Dogs with new tricks at Mellor Church Country Fete on Saturday 28 June 2014. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple BandMarple Band provided entertainment.
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Carnival Parade 2009Marple Firefighters wave to the crowds.
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Mellor Mill Heritage DayMellor Mill Heritage Day at Roman Lakes on Sunday 8 September 2013. By Arthur Procter.
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Oldknow 200 Exhibition - 11Displays in the Oldknow 200 exhibition.
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Steel BandSteel Band members enjoy themselves.

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