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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
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Samuel OldknowA photograph of Samuel Oldknow's portrait in Marple Library.Nov 04, 2017
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Grace and Frank MarsdenFrank and Grace Marsden, landlord and landlady of the Oddfellows Arms from 1968. The pennies were collected for the Cripples Help Society. The customer on the right is Frank Wilson- his job being to knock over the pile which was collected in a sheet in front of the bar and then counted. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Sep 16, 2017
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Moor End Sunday SchoolA group of unknown people outside Moor End Sunday School in the 1960s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Sep 16, 2017
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2ZY Aunties and Uncles1920s 2ZY Manchester BBC Radio Uncles pictured by Marple Bridge photographer W.V. Garner. Provided by Janet Holmes.Aug 31, 2017
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2ZY Aunties and Uncles1920s 2ZY Manchester BBC Radio Aunties and Uncles pictured by Marple Bridge photographer W.V. Garner. Provided by Janet Holmes.Aug 31, 2017
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Vernon Noble and Jimmy ChadburnBiographer and broadcaster Vernon Noble with new landlord of the Devonshire Jimmy Chadburn c1972. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 25, 2016
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Kenneth TurnerKenneth Turner was the Council's Clerk in 1972, pictured here at the front of Hollins House. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 25, 2016


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.

207 files, last one added on Sep 16, 2017
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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.

375 files, last one added on Nov 19, 2017
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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.

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 1953/542210 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 Mill1995 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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Willows School Pupils 1960s1601 viewsWillows School pupils dancing in the 1960s, taken by Jim Graves. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Willows School Pupils 1960 - 19611561 viewsA 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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Compstall Council School 19231453 viewsL to R (Back Row): George Chatterton, Sam Waters, Clifford Tym, Neville Wood, Eddie Hibbs, Cyril Cooper, Laurence Wooller, Harold Froggatt, Albert Hibbs.
(Middle Row): Freda Ramsden, Gladys Cheetham, Ivy Green, Phyllis Bates, Gladys Booth, Edith Brooks, Alma Wild, Fred Cooper.
(Front Row): Winnie Owen, Annie Wooller, Annie Bradshaw, Esther Chatterton, Edna Pickford, Alice Hadfield, George Higginbotham, Norman Wooller, Gordon Knowles.
The formidable teacher on the right was Mrs Hinchcliffe.
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Willows School Football Team 1953/541440 viewsThe Willows School Football Team in 1953/54 season.
L-R (back) Barry Wilson, Jeff Barns, unknown, Anthony Peel, Ray Noble.
(middle) Brian Noble, Don Pendlebury, Brian Fleet, John Berry.
(front) Colin Barfoot, Brian Tyson.
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All Saints' School1349 viewsAn excellent previously unseen picture of All Saints' School on Church Lane taken from within the shadow of the Ring o' Bells pub. Some time after 1902 as the old school building has gone.
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Children at Play1287 viewsChildren at play in what could be Roman Lakes or perhaps Marple Dale.

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Scouts JamboreeScouts enjoy a bit of a jamboree at Poynton.
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Ardern ButchersArdern Butchers on Town Street, Marple Bridge. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Prize Band at Practice 1965Marple Prize Band at practice at Jubilee Methodist Church, Marple Bridge in 1965. L-R back: Arnold Hall, Francis Meacher, Gordon Nelson, Sid Simpson, unknown, Denis Noble, Ray Noble, Charlie Ingham, Ken Hulme, Colin Ingham. Front: Linda Clark, Ron Townly, unknown, Martin Dobson and a very cute Mark Singleton.
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All Saints' School 1947-49Pupils at All Saints' School between 1947-49. Front row left is Colin Barfoot and right Tony Joce. Middle of front row with ringlets is Irene Dewhurst (now Rhodes) who provided the image.
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Ridge Methodist GroupAnother group of people from the Ridge Methodist Church.
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Phyllis Ardern (nee Harrop)Phyllis Harrop in what looks like a school blazer. See comments.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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1st Marple Boys Brigade 1933-34The 1st Marple Boys Brigade in 1933-34 with names on the image where known. Provided by Ray Noble.
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Marple Bridge Mens ChoirMarple Bridge Mens Meeting Male Voice Prize Choir is their full title but where is this photo taken? From Marple Local History Society Archives.

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