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Field Family (Marple Farm Colony) c1919Walter Henry Field - Manager at Marple Dale Farm Training Colony (born 1868) and Sarah Ellen Field (nee Henshall) - his wife (born 1867). Provided by great-grandson Simon Campbell.Sep 13, 2019
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Field Family (Marple Farm Colony)Walter Henry Field - Manager at Marple Dale Farm Training Colony (born 1868) and Sarah Ellen Field (nee Henshall) - his wife (born 1867). Provided by great-grandson Simon Campbell.Sep 13, 2019
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Field Family (Marple Farm Colony) c1919A second Field family photo provided by Simon Campbell, grandson of Eunice Field, the young girl in this image. See comments for more names and details.Sep 13, 2019
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Plevin, Heather Rhode HousesHeather Plevin behind the counter in the shop she ran with husband Charles at Rhode Houses in Hawk Green. Provided by Great Nephew David Myers.Jul 12, 2019
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Albert Schools c1927 - 30Pupils at Albert Schools circa 1927 - 1930. Back row 2nd from left Maurice Chew. Back row 2nd from right though to be Billy Harrop (greengrocer on corner of Market St and Derby Way). Front row 2nd from right thought to be named Murdoch. Provided by Diane Chew to Marple Local History Society Archives.Apr 20, 2019
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Albert Schools PantoA Pantomime photo thought to be taken in the Albert Schools pre-WWII. Provided by Diane Chew to Marple Local History Society Archives.Apr 20, 2019
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Albert Schools PantoA Pantomime photo thought to be taken in the Albert Schools pre-WWII. Provided by Diane Chew to Marple Local History Society Archives.Apr 20, 2019
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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


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.

383 files, last one added on Sep 13, 2019
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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.

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Willows School Teachers 1953/542537 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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Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope'2277 viewsThe teatotal Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope' have a day out at Vernon Park, Stockport.
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Bowling Competition 1963-642251 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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Brabyns Hall Garden Party2248 viewsThe F. Jones Orchestra play at a Brabyns Hall Garden Party in the 1920s.
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Workers from the Goyt Mill2219 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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Strines Printwork Day Out2205 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 Guard2197 viewsMarple's Home Guard during the Second World War.
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Marple Ridge Band of Hope2123 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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Memories of Mellor - Part 5Memories of Mellor with Tom Oldham in 1997, filmed by Gordon Mills and Stanley Knott. This is part 5 of 5. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Rose QueenMarple Rose Queen and her retinue - Miss Irene Beard, Rose Queen of the Marple Congregational Church with the Rose-bud Queen (M. Jarvis) and the Dowager Queen (May Ford). From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Willows School Pupils 1960 - 1961A fantastic shot of the Willows class of '60-61. So good we've included a larger version - just click on the picture to see it.
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All Saints' School 1948A battered photograph of pupils at All Saints' School in 1948.
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Bradley, George and Mary - Joseph Street c1931George and Mary Bradley outside their home on Joseph Street, today a small alley / entry that runs down the side of the Reed Rains estate agents opposite the Regent Cinema.
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George UnwinProfessor George Unwin, author of Samuel Oldknow and the Arkwights. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Firefighters 1987The First Marple Duck Race finishes at the Iron Bridge 1987.
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Hawk Green Cricket Team 2nd 11 c1955c1955 Hawk Green 2nd 11, back row L-R Roy Cosgaven, Bernard Wood, Les Schofield, Percy Kenneth Cheetham, Jeff Harrison. Front row Arthur Nadin, Chris Wood, Charles Close, John Mckay, Albert Latham, Bernard Brooks, Eric Goodwin.
Provided by Ray Noble.

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