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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
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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
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Gathering outside the Devonshire ArmsA large gathering outside the Devonshire Arms in Mellor. Looks like they were expecting rain. Provided to Marple Local History Society Archives by Judith Luntley, who thinks her grandfather may be at the back wearing the flat cap and that they were a group of bell-ringers. Thomas Sigley was landlord from 1897 to 1918.Oct 21, 2020
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Turner FamilySeated are John and Elizabeth Turner, John was engineer at Shepley Mill. Behind is son Herbert John and young wife, Mary Jane (3rd wife). Herbert was 1st Engineer at the Goyt Mill. Girl is Clara Elizabeth Turner and boy is John Turner who died when he was 18. Provided to Marple Local History Society Archives by Anne Bradbury, daughter of Clara. Click to Read More.Jul 19, 2020
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Girl GuidesTwo guides from Marple Bridge, left is Dorothy Harrison, the other unknown. From Marple Local History Society Archives. May 01, 2020
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Mellor WI Golden Jubilee SeatA seat near Manchester Cathedral Home presented by Mellor WI for their Golden Jubilee celebrations in 1965. Councillor Headridge, Mrs E Atherton, Councillors Arnfield and Cooke. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Apr 23, 2020
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Rowbottom, JohnJohn Rowbottom, Mellor Blacksmith, delivering paraffin in a vehicle that might once have been the hearse. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Apr 23, 2020
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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


Artist Robert Salmon (1939 - 2009)


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The late Robert Salmon was a local professional artist and a member of the Society of Marple Artists for over 30 years. He won so many Pro Loco titles that he was once crowned "Pro Loco Supremo!" This album is a small tribute to Bob on behalf of SMA and his family.

14 files, last one added on Mar 12, 2010
Album viewed 603 times

Memories of Mellor with Tom Oldham


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A Marple Local History Society video of Tom Oldham talking in 1997 about his memories of Mellor, where he was born in 1910. Filmed by Gordon Mills and Stanley Knott, it was converted from VHS video to digital format by Mark Whittaker in January 2011. The video is divided into 5 segments for ease of viewing.

6 files, last one added on Jan 29, 2011
Album viewed 362 times

Memories of Marple with Barbara Hambleton


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A Marple Local History Society video of Barbara Hambleton talking in 1996 about her memories of Marple and Marple Bridge, where she lived for 60 years. Filmed by Gordon Mills it was converted from VHS video to digital format by Mark Whittaker in March 2011. The video is divided into 3 segments for ease of viewing.

4 files, last one added on Mar 20, 2011
Album viewed 411 times

Memories of Marple with Fred Winterbottom


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A Marple Local History Society video of Fred Winterbottom talking in 1996 about his early memories of Marple and the surrounding areas. Filmed by Gordon Mills it was converted from VHS video to digital format by Mark Whittaker in November 2011. The video is divided into 6 segments for ease of viewing.

7 files, last one added on Nov 06, 2011
Album viewed 935 times

Memories of Marple with Trixie Gough


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A Marple Local History Society video of Trixie Gough talking in 2004 about her early memories of Marple and the surrounding areas. Filmed by Gordon Mills it was converted from VHS video to digital format by Mark Whittaker in November 2011. The video is divided into 4 segments for ease of viewing.

5 files, last one added on Nov 27, 2011
Album viewed 364 times

 

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Willows School Teachers 1953/542632 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 1963-642517 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 Hope2387 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'2367 viewsThe teatotal Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope' have a day out at Vernon Park, Stockport.
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Brabyns Hall Garden Party2342 viewsThe F. Jones Orchestra play at a Brabyns Hall Garden Party in the 1920s.
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Strines Printwork Day Out2286 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 Mill2280 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 Guard2274 viewsMarple's Home Guard during the Second World War.

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Marple Firefighters 1988‘Pump Pull’ from Marple to Manchester Airport 1988 in aid of Children in Need.
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The GazellesThe Gazelles rocking Marple Baths.
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Home GuardMarple's Home Guard on exercise at Dan Bank during WWII. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple MemoriesThe introduction screen of Marple Memories with Trixie Gough (left) in the 37 minute long video featured in this album that was filmed by Gordon Mills in 2004. The video is divided into 4 segments for ease of viewing.
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All Saints' School 1924"Drill Violets" at All Saints' School in September 1924. See comments for a list of names.
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St. Martin's School c1929This photo of pupils at St. Martin's School dates from around 1929 - 30 and was provided by Susan Slingsby (nee Tucker). Unfortunately the only name we know at present is Sue's dad, Arthur Tucker, seated 2nd from right on front row.
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Vernon Noble and Jimmy ChadburnBiographer and broadcaster Vernon Noble with new landlord of the Devonshire Jimmy Chadburn c1972. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Bradley, Wilfred and Lily c1921Lily Bradley (nee Wisdom) and Wilfred Bradley before they were married, playing cards on what is thought to be Blackpool Beach, aged 17 or 18, in around 1921.

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