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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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


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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.

392 files, last one added on Jan 02, 2020
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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.

7 files, last one added on Apr 30, 2010
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Willows School Teachers 1953/542548 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 1963-642311 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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Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope'2293 viewsThe teatotal Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope' have a day out at Vernon Park, Stockport.
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Brabyns Hall Garden Party2267 viewsThe F. Jones Orchestra play at a Brabyns Hall Garden Party in the 1920s.
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Workers from the Goyt Mill2223 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 Out2220 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 Guard2212 viewsMarple's Home Guard during the Second World War.
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Marple Ridge Band of Hope2191 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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Fielding, Joyce at Hawk GreenJoyce Fielding aged around 2.5 years in 1955/56 on a snowdrift against the hedge on Windlehurst Road, where Ridge Crescent is now built. Provided by Mrs. Selma Fielding.
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Mrs Jean Procter MBE outside No. 10.On 23 July 2008 Mrs Jean Procter MBE was one of 50 ladies to go to London to meet Gordon Brown and to be presented with a Badge and Certificate by Hilary Benn MP for War time effort in the Women's Land Army.
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Kirk, Sam, Gladys and FredSam, Gladys and Fred Kirk outside their home at 13 Townley Terrace in around 1926. The dog's name is unknown but surely it was Nipper! Provided by Gladys's son Tom Lord. See comments for more information.
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Ardern / Harrop FamilyAn unknown lady from the Ardern family album in Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Harold E Shaw ButcherButcher Harold E Shaw of Marple Bridge with a pony and trap in front of his shop on Town Street. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple FiremenMarple Fireman in the 1950s.
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Dance at Marple Baths c1965Back row L - R, Mr Dale, Ron Little, Frank Noble, Dorothy Noble, Jim Noble.
Front row L - R, Mrs Dale, Mrs Archer (confectioner Hollins Lane) and May Noble.
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Bradley, Mary - Joseph Street c2007Although Mary is not actually in this picture of Joseph Street taken by great grandson Stuart Bradley in 2007, it is titled so that it appears alongside the photo of her outside her home in the same spot around 1931.

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