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Girl GuidesTwo guides from Marple Bridge, left is Dorothy Harrison, the other unknown. From Marple Local History Society Archives. May 01, 2020
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Mellor WI Golden Jubilee SeatA seat near Manchester Cathedral Home presented by Mellor WI for their Golden Jubilee celebrations in 1965. Councillor Headridge, Mrs E Atherton, Councillors Arnfield and Cooke. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Apr 23, 2020
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Rowbottom, JohnJohn Rowbottom, Mellor Blacksmith, delivering paraffin in a vehicle that might once have been the hearse. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Apr 23, 2020
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Sgt Richard Speakman KIA 15/9/1918A great photo of Sergeant Richard Speakman of Marple, who was killed in action during WWI on 15 September 1918. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Mar 16, 2020
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Morris, Richard 23 December 2019Richard (Rick) Morris, founder of "All Things Nice" on his last day in the cafe / deli he created on Market Street. By Arthur Procter.Jan 02, 2020
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Morris, Richard 23 December 2019Richard (Rick) Morris, founder of "All Things Nice" on his last day in the cafe / deli he created on Market Street. By Arthur Procter.Jan 02, 2020
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Morris, Richard 23 December 2019Richard (Rick) Morris, founder of "All Things Nice" on his last day in the cafe / deli he created on Market Street. By Arthur Procter.Jan 02, 2020
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Morris, Richard 23 December 2019Richard (Rick) Morris, founder of "All Things Nice" on his last day in the cafe / deli he created on Market Street. By Arthur Procter.Jan 02, 2020


Larger Groups


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This album contains photographs of larger groups, usually formally posed, ranging from Marple Swimming Club, to Marple Band and local schools to football and hockey teams. Some are unidentified, so if you know then please tell us.

210 files, last one added on Dec 25, 2018
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Smaller Groups and Individuals


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This album contains a huge variety of people pictures in all kinds of circumstances. Mainly individuals and smaller informal groups (but not always) what these photographs all have in common is a strong link to Marple and District.

396 files, last one added on May 01, 2020
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All Saints' School


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The first All Saints’ National School was established in Marple in 1831 in the upper room of the barn at Chapel House Farm on Suttons Lane. The first school building on the present site was constructed in 1837 and this was replaced by a new building in 1902 that remains today, albeit extended significantly in 1964.

49 files, last one added on Aug 26, 2014
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Albert British Day Schools


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The Albert British Day Schools were established in 1868 by the Carver family in the Sunday school buildings on Church Lane that were linked with the Congregational Chapel (now United Reformed Church) that they had erected on Hibbert Lane in 1865. Apparently attendance at the school ensured half-time employment at Hollins Mill!

19 files, last one added on Apr 20, 2019
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Ludworth School


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Ludworth was opened in the Autumn of 1908 under the headmastership of Mr Alfed Heppleston, when it was part of the Derbyshire Education Authority. Following receipt of a large number of photos relating mainly to the headmastership of Mr Harold Butterworth between 1912 and the 1930s this album has been created to hold all photos relating to the school and those that were scattered throughout other albums on the site have been moved here to bring them all together.

60 files, last one added on Aug 29, 2011
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Ardern / Harrop Family


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A file from Marple Local History Society's Archives on the Ardern family of Marple Bridge that illustrates how important it is to properly label your photos for future generations. Unfortunately this collection isn't well documented, so many names are missing. Please get in touch if you recognise anyone or spot any errors.

56 files, last one added on Jul 21, 2014
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Marple Firefighters


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An album dedicated to Marple Fire Station and the Whole and Retained Firefighters who have served their community over many years.

52 files, last one added on May 10, 2008
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Marple's Women's Land Army Girl


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In her 90th year Mrs Jean Procter MBE ( MBE received in 1998 for services to the Women's Land Army) went to number 10 Downing Street in London, on the 23rd July 2008, to receive her Badge and Certificate for War time effort in the Women's Land Army. She was one of 50 ladies to go to London to meet Gordon Brown and to be presented with her badge and certificate by Hillary Benn MP. Photos by Kathryn Procter.

7 files, last one added on Apr 30, 2010
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Willows School Teachers 1953/542599 viewsWillows School teachers in 1953/54.
L-R (Back) Mr. Robinson, Mr. Trevor (Taffy) Williams, Mr. Percy Jackson, Mr. (Daddy) Hayes.
(Front) Mrs. Greenwood (School Secretary), Mrs. Hulker, Mrs. J. Booth, Headmaster Mr Reginald Stanton (Korky) Edwards, 2 unknowns & Mrs Bloomfield.
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Bowling Competition 1963-642497 viewsCouncil Chairman in 1963-64 J. H. Grimshaw (with the chain) and his council team were defeated in a competition with Memorial Park Bowling Club. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Ridge Band of Hope2370 viewsMarple Ridge Band of Hope on a visit to Alderley Edge on 19 June 1909. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope'2356 viewsThe teatotal Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope' have a day out at Vernon Park, Stockport.
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Brabyns Hall Garden Party2325 viewsThe F. Jones Orchestra play at a Brabyns Hall Garden Party in the 1920s.
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Strines Printwork Day Out2270 viewsA photo believed to be of the Strines Print Workers day out, provided by Ray Noble. That's his grandad Herbert Green second row from front, second from left. Dated October 1929.
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Home Guard2260 viewsMarple's Home Guard during the Second World War.
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Workers from the Goyt Mill2260 viewsWorkers from the Goyt Mill in 1956 L to R: Dorothy Chatterton, Maureen Coffey, Graham Hurst, Pat Cross, Beryl Noble (nee Jodrell).

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Hawk Green Football Team?A football team posing with Barnsfold Road, Hawk Green in the background.
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Ridge Methodist GroupAnother group of people from the Ridge Methodist Church.
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Ludworth School 1908Infant pupils at Ludworth School in 1908.
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Scouts JamboreeYou can't beat a bit of Gin Gan Gooley!
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Ryan Heywood at Buckingham PalaceRyan Heyward and his wife Ashley from Arkansas U.S.A. were invited to the Queens garden party at Buckingham Palace on 22/07/08. He is a Lance Corporal with The Band of The Kings Division and plays French Horn. Ryan is Ray Noble's eldest grandson and started playing with Marple Junior Band when he was about ten. Click for a larger version.
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Bradley, Wilfred and Lily c1921Lily Bradley (nee Wisdom) and Wilfred Bradley before they were married, playing cards on what is thought to be Blackpool Beach, aged 17 or 18, in around 1921.
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Clayton, Florence - Legion Queen of MarpleStreet procession on Market Street for Crowning of Legion Queen of Marple Florence Clayton. Provided by daughter Carole O'Halloran.
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Harold RileyHarold Riley, Delivery Boy.

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