Home > People and Events > People
Can your business or organisation help support this site too?
Last additions - People
img_20231216_104305287.jpg
John Jinks Ring o' Bells JugA water jug from the Ring o' Bells when John Jinks was landlord between 1878-1887. Purchased on eBay c2010 by Mark Whittaker and donated to Marple Local History Society Archives in December 2023.Dec 18, 2023
img_20231216_104250175.jpg
John Jinks Ring o' Bells JugA water jug from the Ring o' Bells when John Jinks was landlord between 1878-1887. Purchased on eBay c2010 by Mark Whittaker and donated to Marple Local History Society Archives in December 2023.Dec 18, 2023
img_20231216_104236720.jpg
John Jinks Ring o' Bells JugA water jug from the Ring o' Bells when John Jinks was landlord between 1878-1887. Purchased on eBay c2010 by Mark Whittaker and donated to Marple Local History Society Archives in December 2023.Dec 18, 2023
wvrs9.jpg
Marple WRVS Meals on Wheels 1994There were 16 delivery teams on the rota, each consisting of 3 pairs of a driver and mate. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Dec 12, 2023
wvrs8.jpg
Marple WRVS Meals on Wheels 1994New recruit Moira learning to seal the containers. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 12, 2023
wvrs7.jpg
Marple WRVS Meals on Wheels 1994Miss Archer and Win Carruthers get the food into containers ready for the delivery teams. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 12, 2023
wvrs6.jpg
Marple WRVS Meals on Wheels 1994There was a rota of 16 teams. In this photo are Margaret Norris, Janet King and Yvonne Kime. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 12, 2023
wvrs4.jpg
Marple WRVS Meals on Wheels 1994A team of 5 would cook meals from 9am until 11.30am. 20 to 30 meals per round were delivered with 3 rounds each Monday to Thursday. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Dec 12, 2023


Artist Robert Salmon (1939 - 2009)


bobatSMAExhibition.jpg

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 689 times

Memories of Mellor with Tom Oldham


tom_oldham_1997_p2.wmv

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 394 times

Memories of Marple with Barbara Hambleton


barbara_hambleton_p1.wmv

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 444 times

Memories of Marple with Fred Winterbottom


fred-winterbottom-p06.WMV

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 965 times

Memories of Marple with Trixie Gough


trixie-gough-start.jpg

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 396 times

Tennis and Drama


tennis_31_1.jpg

This album has been created to bring together contributions from Beth Bainbridge, Linda Breese, and others. It mainly covers the Tennis Club in Marple Memorial Park and Marple Literary and Dramatic Society at the Carver Theatre. Beth is the daughter of Hugh Lane and Margaret (nee Cochran) and Linda is the daughter of Norman Ridgeway and Phyllis (nee Greenwood). Both families, along with a large group of friends were deeply involved in both the Tennis Club and the Dramatic Society in the 1920s and 1930s.

47 files, last one added on Sep 30, 2022
Album viewed 59 times

Annie Pott's Album


jack-pott44.jpg

These are images from a wonderful little photo album owned by Annie Pott, who lived at the Bull's Head on Market Street. Annie was courting Stanley Jack during WWI and they wrote hundreds of letter to each other. Stanley survived the war and they eventually married. There is a video slide-show on The Marple Website that also shares the story with the Marple Community.

23 files, last one added on Nov 05, 2022
Album viewed 41 times

Marple WRVS / RVS


wvrs9.jpg

Joan Smith (Ley Hey) initiated the meals on wheels scheme with the help of Mrs Howorth of Bowden House and Mrs Cook, who lived on the corner of Arkwright and Oldknow Roads. These two ladies ran the scheme for a number of years. Marple WRVS Meals on Wheels started in 1969 and ended in 1994. Marple RVS Lunch Club still provides hot meals in Marple Senior Citizens' Hall every Tuesday lunchtime.

9 files, last one added on Dec 12, 2023
Album viewed 10 times

16 albums on 2 page(s) 2

Most viewed - People
WILLOWS1953-4.jpg
Willows School Teachers 1953/542941 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.
mlhs_bowling.jpg
Bowling Competition 1963-642701 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.
mlhs_marple-ridge-band-of-hope-alderly-edge19-june-1909.jpg
Marple Ridge Band of Hope2496 viewsMarple Ridge Band of Hope on a visit to Alderley Edge on 19 June 1909. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
picture20.jpg
Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope'2476 viewsThe teatotal Ridge Chapel 'Band of Hope' have a day out at Vernon Park, Stockport.
1956WORKERSFROMTHEGOYTMILL.jpg
Workers from the Goyt Mill2475 viewsWorkers from the Goyt Mill in 1956 L to R: Dorothy Chatterton, Maureen Coffey, Graham Hurst, Pat Cross, Beryl Noble (nee Jodrell).
picture23.jpg
Brabyns Hall Garden Party2466 viewsThe F. Jones Orchestra play at a Brabyns Hall Garden Party in the 1920s.
printworksdayout.jpg
Strines Printwork Day Out2398 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.
picture37.jpg
Home Guard2377 viewsMarple's Home Guard during the Second World War.

Random files - People
ludworth-school-02c1910.jpg
Ludworth School 1910sPupils and teachers at Ludworth School. Undated but probably in the 1910s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
WILLOWSPREFECTS1954_1.jpg
Willows School Prefects 1954Left half of a group of Willows School Prefects in 1954. We've cropped it into two so you can get a better view of their faces.
L-R (Back) Jeff Barns, David Waters, Beryl Wright, Isabell Pickford.
(Front) John Bellis, Jennifer Lloyd, David Wood, Glenis Lunn.
AlanKen21315_043.JPG
Alan "the Paint" & Terry RetirementTerry just before retirement and closure of Kennington's on Market Street on 4 April 2015. By Arthur Procter.
Fire_Station_49.jpg
Marple FirefightersBill Bradbury.
WILLOWSPREFECTS1954_2.jpg
Willows School Prefects 1954Right half of a group of Willows School Prefects in 1954. We've cropped it into two so you can get a better view of their faces.
L-R (Back) Vivian Sweatmoor, John Sutton, John Berry, Anthony Atkin.
(Front) John Franklin, unknown, John Dawber, Kathleen Lee.
young-compstall-unknow-school-group.jpg
Unknown School GroupNot sure where this is or which school but on the card front it say's "Young Compstall". Any ideas? From Marple Local History Society Archives.
ludworth-school-mr-butterworth-09.jpg
Ludworth School 1930sPupils at Ludworth School with headmaster Mr. Harold Butterworth. Undated but probably in the 1930s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
mlhs_ardern_unknown_10.jpg
Ardern / Harrop FamilyAn unknow group in what looks like a Military Hospital, from the Ardern family album in Marple Local History Society Archives.

Who is online?
There are 30 registered users.  The newest registered user is Andre.  In total there are 55 visitors online: 0 registered users and 55 guests.  Most users ever online: 464 on 01/13/23 at 14:51.  Registered users who have been online in the past 10 minutes: .