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St. Thomas's Garden Party 1909A group of ladies at a garden party at St. Thomas's on 7 August 1909. Is that Mellor or High Lane? Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 25, 2018
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Strines May QueenA Strines May Queen event, date unknown. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 25, 2018
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Bagshawe, ErnestErnest Bagshawe, formerly Carver, provided by grandson Michael Bsgshawe. Ernest was the son of Thomas Carver but on the death of his father-in-law in 1914, Ernest, his wife Alice and their children all changed their family name to Bagshawe.Nov 27, 2018
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Bagshawe, AliceAlice Bagshawe, for a while Carver, provided by grandson Michael Bagshawe. Alice was married to Ernest Carver but on the death of her father in 1914, the whole family changed their family name to Bagshawe.Nov 27, 2018
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Richardson family picnic at Greenclough FarmThe site of the Richardson family picnic at Greenclough Farm Strines taken in 2014. Provided by Graham Meakin for comparison to the family photo taken in the early 1900s.Apr 22, 2018
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Richardson family picnic at Greenclough FarmThe Richardson family picnic taken at Greenclough Farm Strines sometime early 1900s. Provided by Graham Meakin, who says "This photo was recovered from a glass plate some time ago. My grandfather, Joel, is at top left head of the table next to his father Charles, and his brother Thomas to his left." Compare this to the accompanying photo of the same location in 2014.Apr 22, 2018
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Marple Church Brigade Lads c1950This photo of the Church Lads Brigade (CLB) and Junior Training Corps (JTC) was taken in the old Parish Hall on Chadwick St. The company was attached to All Saints' Church. Names we know are added to the comments. Can you help fill the gaps? Provided by Alan McFall.Jan 26, 2018
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Wilson, Mr & MrsThe Wilsons behind the bar of "The Log Cabin" (Moorfield) from Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 19, 2017


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.

379 files, last one added on Nov 27, 2018
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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!

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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.

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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.

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Willows School Teachers 1953/542445 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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Workers from the Goyt Mill2154 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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Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope'2031 viewsThe teatotal Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope' have a day out at Vernon Park, Stockport.
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Brabyns Hall Garden Party1998 viewsThe F. Jones Orchestra play at a Brabyns Hall Garden Party in the 1920s.
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Strines Printwork Day Out1981 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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Carver, Hannah, 19031977 viewsAn image of Hannah Carver provided by The Carver Theatre. It was presented to Mrs Carver on 5th December 1903 by members of their Church and Congregation to commemorate 25 years of the Union Rooms (see image of plaque).
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Home Guard1966 viewsMarple's Home Guard during the Second World War.
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Carver, Hannah, 19031963 viewsPlaque on portrait of Hannah Carver provided by The Carver Theatre: Union Rooms, Marple, 25th Anniversary. To Mrs Thos. Carver as an expression of the esteem for her Christian Character and in appreciation of the sympathetic interest she has always shewn in the work in these Rooms. From the members of the Church & Congregation Dec 5th 1903.

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Mark SingletonMark Singleton, now proprieter of the Ring o' Bells, twirls his baton on Chadwick Street.
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Willows School Prefects 1954Left half of a group of Willows School Prefects in 1954. We've cropped it into two so you can get a better view of their faces.
L-R (Back) Jeff Barns, David Waters, Beryl Wright, Isabell Pickford.
(Front) John Bellis, Jennifer Lloyd, David Wood, Glenis Lunn.
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Sheldon's BakersSheldon Bakers and Grocer of Marple, from l to r: James, William and Arthur James.
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Marple CabbyA Cabby at Marple Railway Station.
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Marple Firefighters 1993Raft Race, the play off against the Round Table (yellow) – The Fire Station won.
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Marple UDC 1951-52Marple Urban District Council at the opening of Wybersley Water Works in 1951-52. See comments for names identified. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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St Mary's Amateur Dramatic SocietySt Mary's Amateur Dramatic Society in the 1940s.
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The GazellesThe Gazelles at Marple Baths - dig that groovy gear!

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