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Turner FamilySeated are John and Elizabeth Turner, John was engineer at Shepley Mill. Behind is son Herbert John and young wife, Mary Jane (3rd wife). Herbert was 1st Engineer at the Goyt Mill. Girl is Clara Elizabeth Turner and boy is John Turner who died when he was 18. Provided to Marple Local History Society Archives by Anne Bradbury, daughter of Clara. Click to Read More.Jul 19, 2020
Girl GuidesTwo guides from Marple Bridge, left is Dorothy Harrison, the other unknown. From Marple Local History Society Archives. May 01, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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


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.

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Smaller Groups and Individuals


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.

397 files, last one added on Jul 19, 2020
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All Saints' School


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


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!

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Ludworth School


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.

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Ardern / Harrop Family


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


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


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.

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Willows School Teachers 1953/542613 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.
Bowling Competition 1963-642501 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.
Marple Ridge Band of Hope2372 viewsMarple Ridge Band of Hope on a visit to Alderley Edge on 19 June 1909. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope'2357 viewsThe teatotal Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope' have a day out at Vernon Park, Stockport.
Brabyns Hall Garden Party2329 viewsThe F. Jones Orchestra play at a Brabyns Hall Garden Party in the 1920s.
Strines Printwork Day Out2274 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.
Workers from the Goyt Mill2267 viewsWorkers from the Goyt Mill in 1956 L to R: Dorothy Chatterton, Maureen Coffey, Graham Hurst, Pat Cross, Beryl Noble (nee Jodrell).
Home Guard2262 viewsMarple's Home Guard during the Second World War.

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Marple Park Tennis Club 1933Ladies of Marple Park Tennis Club in 1933, including: centre Phyllis Ridgeway (nee Greenwood) and far right Helen Cochran.
Early Memories of Marple - Part 2Memories of Marple with Barbara Hambleton in 1996, filmed by Gordon Mills. This is part 2 of 3. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Girl and CatAn unknown young girl and cat near Possett Bridge.
Hibbs Family 1923 - Wedding of Herbert Hibbs and Elsie WatersHibbs family wedding photo provided by Jean (Dawson) Hanson.
Back row L-R: Clarence & Francis Hibbs, Bob Hambleton, Stanley & John Waters.
Middle row (standing):Orlando & Herbert Hibbs, Elsie Waters.
Front: ??, Minnie Hibbs, Clarence Stanley Waters, Harriet Alice Pott, Gladys Waters, Fred Hibbs, Sarah (Partington) Waters, ??, ??.
Rose Hill AFC 1952Rose Hill AFC with the Stockport Senior Cup (Haslam Cup) in around 1952 provided by Kevin Moors.
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Unknown BandAn unknown band on Lower Fold, Marple Bridge.
Trip Out 1950sA group in front of the Liberal Club, we think, getting ready for a day out in the 50s.
Alan "the Paint" & Terry RetirementAlan "the Paint" and Terry just before retirement and closure of Kennington's on Market Street on 4 April 2015. By Arthur Procter.

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