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Harrop, Stanley Group PhotoAn unknown group of men except for Stanley Harrop of Mellor, 5th from left on the back row. Possibly a WWI recruitment photo. Provided by Joan Combey via Marple Local History Society Archives.Aug 24, 2021
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Macnair, Frank Gordon c1945Dr Frank Macnair was a GP, between about about 1932 and 1947, based at Charlecote, on Church Lane and later in Winnington Road. He was also Medical Officer for the Marple Orthopaedic Hospital and worked part time at Stockport Infirmary. Provided by son Andrew. See comments for more information.Apr 02, 2021
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Macnair, Frank Gordon c1935Dr Frank Macnair with children at Marple Orthopaedic Hospital in c1935, where he was Medical Officer. Provided by son Andrew Macnair, see comments for more information.Apr 02, 2021
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Hodgkinson, SamuelSamuel Hodgkinson, one of the original owners of Hollins Mill. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021
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Hodgkinson, SamuelSamuel Hodgkinson, one of the original owners of Hollins Mill. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021
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Hodgkinson, AdelaideAdelaide Hodgkinson, wife of Samuel, one of the original owners of Hollins Mill. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021
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Lodge, OscarOscar Lodge used to interpret people’s character from their handwriting. He did this for various charities and ‘good causes’ like the Carver Playhouse, but didn’t always dress up - in my mother’s 1930s dressing gown back to front! In this picture he’s at a garden party in aid of the Carver in the Headridges’ garden at the end of Dale Road overlooking the deep valley of the Goyt towards the viaduct. Provided by son Ken Lodge.Dec 23, 2020
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Marple Dramatic Junior Club 1934Marple Dramatic Junior Club "Tangles of Lollipop Land" Christmas 1934, provided by Dave Watson. Dave's mother, Joan Hope, is third from the right at the front (with another girl's hands on her shoulders). See comment for more information about the Hope family.Oct 22, 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.

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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.

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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 1953/542766 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 1963-642612 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 Hope2443 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'2423 viewsThe teatotal Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope' have a day out at Vernon Park, Stockport.
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Brabyns Hall Garden Party2400 viewsThe F. Jones Orchestra play at a Brabyns Hall Garden Party in the 1920s.
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Workers from the Goyt Mill2373 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 Out2343 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 Guard2326 viewsMarple's Home Guard during the Second World War.

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Memories of MellorThe cover of Memories of Mellor with Tom Oldham, the 54 minute video featured in this album that was filmed by Gordon Mills and Stanley Knott in 1997. The video is divided into 5 segments for ease of viewing.
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All Saints' SchoolAn 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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Marple Firefighters 1989Marple Fire Station versus the Airport Fire Station at cricket 1989. We Won!!
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Arthur NadinArthur Nadin was a bowler for Hawk Green cricket club before and after WWII, 1939 to 1944.
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High Lane SchoolPupils of High Lane School in 1924.
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Memories of Marple - Part 1Memories of Marple with Fred Winterbottom in 1996, filmed by Gordon Mills. This is part 1 of 6. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Ludworth School 1910s-20sPupils at Ludworth School with headmaster Mr. Harold Butterworth. Undated but probably in the late 1910s or early 1920s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Albert SchoolsA class photo from Albert Schools on Church Lane, probably pre-1900.

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