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BMH Nurses and Casualties 1914Nurses and Casualties at Brabyns Military Hospital on 4 November 1914. From Flora Buck's scrapbooks. Flora is the nurse 2nd from right, see comments for all names.Feb 19, 2020
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BMH Brabyns Hall - God SpeedA card signed by Fanny Hudson to Mrs Robinson, acknowledging her service at Brabyns Military Hospital between 31 October 1914 to 26 May 1919. Donated by Mrs. Crossley.Feb 19, 2020
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BMH Brabyns Hall - God SpeedA card signed by Fanny Hudson to Nurse Flora Buck, acknowledging her service at Brabyns Military Hospital between 31 October 1914 to 26 May 1919. From Flora's scrapbooks.Feb 19, 2020
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BMH Nurse Flora BuckRed Cross Nurse Flora Buck, who while serving at Brabyns Military Hospital from 1914 to 1919 compiled two amazing scrapbooks. Click here to read more about them.Feb 19, 2020
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BMH Duchess of Westminster visits Brabyns HallDignitaries and staff at Brabyns Hall Military Hospital on 15 June 1916 during a visit by Katherine, Duchess of Westminster. From Flora Buck's scrapbooks. See comments for names. Feb 19, 2020
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BMH Miss Hudson and Staff December 1915Casualties (hats on) and medical staff with Miss Fanny Hudson (centre) and dog Jack. From Flora Buck's scrapbooks. See comment for names.Feb 19, 2020
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Brabyns Estate WallThe enormous wall around the Brabyns Estate when it was owned by the Hudson family. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 19, 2019
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Brabyns Estate WallThe enormous wall around the Brabyns Estate when it was owned by the Hudson family. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 19, 2019


Brabyns Hall & Estate


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During the Great War Brabyns Hall was used as a Military Hospital. Sadly, plans to turn the Hall into an Art Gallery, Museum, Reference Library or Assembly Hall, as a memorial to the local men who died in the war, were to fail, and it was demolished in 1952. The estate was turned into a public park in 1949 and today is owned by Stockport Metropolitan Council, and is a thriving asset, extensively used and highly valued by the people of Marple.

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Marple's Iron Bridge


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Although the hall did not survive the destructive period in the 1950s and 60s when many of Marple's historic buildings were demolished, the Iron Bridge did. Today the bridge is the subject of a community driven restoration campaign that has successfully raised £556,000 to restore the bridge to its former glory. Click here to read more about the Iron Bridge.

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Iron Bridge Restoration


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This new album will become a photographic record of the restoration of the Iron Bridge in Brabyns Park. The Iron Bridge Restoration Project is a partnership between the Marple Website, Marple Local History Society and Stockport Council. For more information about the Iron Bridge and the campaign for its restoration visit The Iron Bridge Project Diary.

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Scroll Bridge Restoration


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The Scroll Bridge was orginally built a few years before the Iron Bridge, in 1804. That's around the same time that the Marple Locks were being completed. The bridge was badley damaged and partially demolished in 1991, when the Bailey bridge was installed. These photos chart its restoration in 2007.

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Brabyns Hall3862 viewsA view of the rear of Brabyns Hall from across the pond, which is still there.
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Brabyns Hall3395 viewsAnother view of the rear of Brabyns Hall from across the pond.
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Water Meetings Cottage2967 viewsWhere the Rivers Goyt and Etherow meet in Brabyns Park.
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BMH Brabyns Hall - God Speed2795 viewsA card signed by Fanny Hudson to L.Cpl. W Hughes of the 14th Welsh Fusiliers, who must have stayed at the Military Hospital from 2 December 1918 to 7 February 1919.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Iron Bridge Cottage2708 viewsA shot of Iron Bridge Cottage and the bridge with the old gate intact before the estate became a public park. Look at those spikes! New copy from Marple Local History Society Archives added 21 Marc h 2010.
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BMH Miss Hudson and Staff December 19152546 viewsCasualties (hats off) and medical staff with Miss Fanny Hudson (centre) and dog Jack. From Marple Local History Society Archives. See comment for names.
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BMH Military Hospital Extension2500 viewsTents must have been set up in the park to house additional WW1 casualties when the house was full.
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Steps from Tow Path 19782295 viewsThe steps from the canal tow path into Brabyns Park, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.

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BMH Brabyns NursesNurses from Brabyns Military Hospital 1914 - 1918.
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Bailey Bridge InstalledPreparations for lifting the first half into position during the installation of the Bailey Bridge in July 1992.
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2007-09-14 Project signThe new project sign is now in place.
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2008-05-29 Under the BridgeLast close up views of the rings from under the bridge before the scaffold removal begins. Photo Aidan / Oly.
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Dancing at Brabyns HallYoung ladies dancing on the lawn of Brabyns Hall in 1929. Provided by Ray Noble.
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2011-12-02 Viewing Platform ImprovementsViewing Platform Railings installed on Friday 2 December 2011. Still awaiting final paint and scaffold removal.
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2008-04-02 Gas Main Rerouting / First SHS InstallationThe smaller central arched ribs are cast in in single sections (joined in the middle) and the rings on these are part of the same casting. You can see here where plates have been bonded to the bottom arch of the rib to strengthen it.
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Scroll Bridge 1978A shot taken in 1978 looking across the Scroll Bridge in Brabyns Park towards Iron bridge Cottage.

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