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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
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
Hodgkinson, SamuelSamuel Hodgkinson, one of the original owners of Hollins Mill. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021
Hodgkinson, SamuelSamuel Hodgkinson, one of the original owners of Hollins Mill. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021
Hodgkinson, AdelaideAdelaide Hodgkinson, wife of Samuel, one of the original owners of Hollins Mill. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 21, 2021
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
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
Bradley, Wilfred and LilyWilfred Bradley and Lily Wisdom who married in 1927. Wilfred lived on Joseph Street, Marple with his parents, George and Mary Bradley. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Oct 21, 2020

Larger Groups


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


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


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.

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Albert British Day Schools


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


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


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.

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Marple Firefighters


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


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 1953/542711 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.
Bowling Competition 1963-642574 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.
Marple Ridge Band of Hope2419 viewsMarple Ridge Band of Hope on a visit to Alderley Edge on 19 June 1909. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope'2400 viewsThe teatotal Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope' have a day out at Vernon Park, Stockport.
Brabyns Hall Garden Party2378 viewsThe F. Jones Orchestra play at a Brabyns Hall Garden Party in the 1920s.
Workers from the Goyt Mill2329 viewsWorkers from the Goyt Mill in 1956 L to R: Dorothy Chatterton, Maureen Coffey, Graham Hurst, Pat Cross, Beryl Noble (nee Jodrell).
Strines Printwork Day Out2319 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.
Home Guard2303 viewsMarple's Home Guard during the Second World War.

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Ladies Hockey TeamA Ladies Hockey Team, names include: Anderson, Newton, Parkinson, Hope, Sinclair, Wilson, Humphreys, Scholes, Lillie. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Sid Grant, Jim Noble & Mary BaronRose Hill Station Master Sid Grant, Leading Porter Jim Noble and Booking Clerk Mary Baron, circa 1949.
Thomas E. Green's GraveThomas Edward Green was killed in Syria in 1941 aged 24 years. This is his grave at Damascus.
Ludworth School 1925-26The football team at Ludworth School season 1925-26 with headmaster Mr. Harold Butterworth. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Tunstall, Frank and RosalindFrank and Rosalind Tunstall on their wedding day, 24th July 1917. Frank was later to become caretaker at Marple Hall and they lived there until 1932. Provided by Barbara Kay.
Eccles, AaronAaron Eccles, attorney of Marple, who lived at Beamsmoor House on Hibbert Lane. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Robert DixonRobert Dixon (right) and friend circa 1916.
All Saints' School 1948A battered photograph of pupils at All Saints' School in 1948.

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