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Sgt Richard Speakman KIA 15/9/1918A great photo of Sergeant Richard Speakman of Marple, who was killed in action during WWI on 15 September 1918. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Mar 16, 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.

393 files, last one added on Mar 16, 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 1953/542570 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 1963-642470 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 Hope2352 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'2328 viewsThe teatotal Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope' have a day out at Vernon Park, Stockport.
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Brabyns Hall Garden Party2300 viewsThe F. Jones Orchestra play at a Brabyns Hall Garden Party in the 1920s.
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Strines Printwork Day Out2254 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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Workers from the Goyt Mill2240 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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Home Guard2235 viewsMarple's Home Guard during the Second World War.

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Bowling GroupBowling Group Memorial Park - 1940s we think.
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Phyllis Ardern (nee Harrop) Compstall?Phyllis Ardern (nee Harrop) seated, with unknown family or friend, possibly at Compstall. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Gordon brown addresses the 50 Land Army Girls.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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Marple Firefighters 1988'Pump Pull’ from Marple to Manchester Airport 1988 in aid of Children in Need with the stars of Londons Burning.
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St Mary's RC Church GroupA St Mary's RC Church group, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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All Saints' SchoolA damaged but wonderful photo of All Saints' School from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Compstall SchoolCompstall School pupils, date unknown. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple Bridge Home GuardMarple Bridge Home Guard take a break on Oldknow Road, Marple.

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