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Plevin, Heather Rhode HousesHeather Plevin behind the counter in the shop she ran with husband Charles at Rhode Houses in Hawk Green. Provided by Great Nephew David Myers.Jul 12, 2019
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Albert Schools c1927 - 30Pupils at Albert Schools circa 1927 - 1930. Back row 2nd from left Maurice Chew. Back row 2nd from right though to be Billy Harrop (greengrocer on corner of Market St and Derby Way). Front row 2nd from right thought to be named Murdoch. Provided by Diane Chew to Marple Local History Society Archives.Apr 20, 2019
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Albert Schools PantoA Pantomime photo thought to be taken in the Albert Schools pre-WWII. Provided by Diane Chew to Marple Local History Society Archives.Apr 20, 2019
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Albert Schools PantoA Pantomime photo thought to be taken in the Albert Schools pre-WWII. Provided by Diane Chew to Marple Local History Society Archives.Apr 20, 2019
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St. Thomas's Garden Party 1909A group of ladies at a garden party at St. Thomas's on 7 August 1909. Is that Mellor or High Lane? Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 25, 2018
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Strines May QueenA Strines May Queen event, date unknown. Provided by Janet Holmes.Dec 25, 2018
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Bagshawe, ErnestErnest Bagshawe, formerly Carver, provided by grandson Michael Bsgshawe. Ernest was the son of Thomas Carver but on the death of his father-in-law in 1914, Ernest, his wife Alice and their children all changed their family name to Bagshawe.Nov 27, 2018
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Bagshawe, AliceAlice Bagshawe, for a while Carver, provided by grandson Michael Bagshawe. Alice was married to Ernest Carver but on the death of her father in 1914, the whole family changed their family name to Bagshawe.Nov 27, 2018


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.

380 files, last one added on Jul 12, 2019
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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.

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Willows School Teachers 1953/542497 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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Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope'2208 viewsThe teatotal Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope' have a day out at Vernon Park, Stockport.
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Workers from the Goyt Mill2194 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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Brabyns Hall Garden Party2171 viewsThe F. Jones Orchestra play at a Brabyns Hall Garden Party in the 1920s.
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Strines Printwork Day Out2143 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 Guard2137 viewsMarple's Home Guard during the Second World War.
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Bowling Competition 1963-642064 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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Carver, Hannah, 19031997 viewsAn image of Hannah Carver provided by The Carver Theatre. It was presented to Mrs Carver on 5th December 1903 by members of their Church and Congregation to commemorate 25 years of the Union Rooms (see image of plaque).

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Painting by Robert Salmon (1939 - 2009)A painting of Water Meetings Cottage in Brabyns Park by local artist Bob Salmon.
Contributed by the Society of Marple Artists.
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Ardern / Harrop FamilyAn unlabelled photo but the cap badge, which is the Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham and Derbyshire Regmt) suggests it may be Private G. Ardern, killed in action in 1917. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Gents on a Barrier c1900-1910We don't know who these chaps are or where they are but the slide came with several others provided by Marple Local History Society, so there is probably a Marple link.
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All Saints' School 1922Senior Girls at All Saints' School in September 1922.
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Kirk, FlorenceFlorence Kirk, in the chequered dress, is the only person known in this group of people in the garden of 56 Brindley Avenue who look like they're ready for a carnival. Provided by grandson Tom Lord.
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Home GuardMarple's Home Guard during the Second World War.
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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.
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Albert Schools 1968Albert Schools in 1968, 100 years old. From Marple Local History Society Archives.

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