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Brabyns Park EntranceBrabyns entrance with Gardener's Cottage left and high wall around the estate right. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Mar 05, 2016
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Hudson, Ann (1794-1884)A photograph of Anne Hudson in the latter years of her life provided by St. Martin's Church via Marple Local History Society.Aug 13, 2014
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Dancing at Brabyns HallYoung ladies dancing on the lawn of Brabyns Hall in 1929. Provided by Ray Noble.Jan 21, 2013
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Dancing at Brabyns HallYoung ladies dancing on the lawn of Brabyns Hall in 1929. Provided by Ray Noble.Jan 21, 2013
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Dancing at Brabyns HallYoung ladies dancing on the lawn of Brabyns Hall in 1929. Provided by Ray Noble.Jan 21, 2013
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Brabyns Park 1958Brabyns Park taken by Gordon Mills in June 1958.Oct 06, 2012
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Brabyns Park 1958Brabyns Park taken by Gordon Mills in January 1958.Oct 06, 2012
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Brabyns Park 1958Brabyns Park taken by Gordon Mills in June 1958.Oct 06, 2012


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 succesfully 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 Hall2031 viewsA view of the rear of Brabyns Hall from across the pond, which is still there.
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Brabyns Hall1569 viewsA view of Brabyns Hall from the rear taken from beside the pond.
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Brabyns Hall1512 viewsAnother view of the rear of Brabyns Hall from across the pond.
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Brabyns Hall1507 viewsAnother view of the rear of Brabyns Hall from across the pond.
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Brabyns Hall in Wartime1451 viewsA large crowd of casualties, nurses and staff at the rear of Brabyns Hall with Miss Fanny Hudson in her usual position at the heart of them all.
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Brabyns Hall1350 viewsCasualties are taken in through the front entrance of Brabyns Hall.
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Brabyns Hall in Wartime1287 viewsBrabyns Hall was used as a Military Hospital during the Great War.
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Brabyns Hall in Wartime1252 viewsA shot of the front of Brabyns Hall when it was used as a Military Hospital during WW1.

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2008-05-23 Concrete DeckThe concrete infill is applied to the new steel deck. The box-outs are inspection pits for the bearings.
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Brabyns Hall in WartimeA shot of the front of Brabyns Hall when it was used as a Military Hospital during WW1.
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The Iron Bridge circa 1980We think this picture of the Iron Bridge in Brabyns Park dates from the 1970s or 80s.
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2007-09-04 Removal of "fill"A much less glamourous job than lifting off the Bailey bridge is removing the fill by hand.
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Iron Bridge 1975A shot of the Iron Bridge in Brabyns Park from the Rollins Lane side in autumn 1975.
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2007-08-31 Tree WorkDave Myers cuts the stump of the old beech tree to an angle.
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2008-06-22 Opening CeremonyPeter and Mark show off their new t-shirts.
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2008-06-06 Modern InterventionThe old handrails and parapet posts, straightened and painted but otherwise completely original.

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