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Woodville HallWoodville Hall in its prime, surrounded by empty fields. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 17, 2016
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Torkington RoadTorkington Road, in the background is Poise House, home of Ernest Carver in 1900s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 17, 2016
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Market StreetMarket Street from Church Lane, with veranda still in place. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 17, 2016
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Market StreetTrinity Methodist Church on Market Street. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 17, 2016
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Inside Hollins MillWorkers inside Hollins Mill. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 17, 2016
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Church LaneChurch Lane at the top of Market Street. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 17, 2016
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Cattle Market Storm DamageNews report from February 1929 about storm damage at the Cattle Market on Station Road. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 17, 2016
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Church LaneChurch Lane at the top of Market Street. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 17, 2016


Marple's Changing Face


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Marple's Changing Face was produced by the late Gordon Mills in 2003. Gordon was a prolific writer, photographer and local historian who produced several fascinating video interviews with local people, guided local history walks and this, the definitive photo history presentation of "Marple's Changing Face".

5 files, last one added on Apr 07, 2012
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Stockport Road (Northwest)


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This album of Stockport Road covers the section from Dan Bank to the junctions of Station Road and Church Lane, where for so many years the Jolly Sailor Pub was a major landmark at the heart of the community.

113 files, last one added on Jul 18, 2015
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Stockport Road (Southeast)


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This second album of Stockport Road covers the area beyond the junctions with Station Road and Church Lane up to the Navigation Hotel, another major landmark central to the community that thankfully remains.

83 files, last one added on Dec 31, 2015
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District Centre


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Marple District Centre was changed radically in the 1970s when Market Street was paved over and Hibbert Lane was extended between Church Lane and Stockport Road. The numbered images in this album were taken by Marple UDC during these changes and the location of each shot was marked on a large plan of the area, which is also included in the album. Additional photos taken by Pete Robinson during the 1970s and provided by Eddie Ashworth, who worked on the improvements, were added in 2015/16.

109 files, last one added on Jan 02, 2016
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Market Street


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Market Street is now the thriving centre of Marple shopping, recently regenerated with improvements to the paved area. Most of the pictures in this album show a very different Market Street, before pedestrianisation, but it's clear that it was at the heart of the community then too.

70 files, last one added on Jul 17, 2016
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Hollins Mill & Estate


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The Hollins estate was first mentioned in 1712 and when Hollins Mill was built in 1830 the present day centre of Marple developed around it. Nothing is left of the Mill today but Marple Memorial Park remains at the heart of Marple and is a lasting legacy of the mill owners' generosity and the community's losses during the Great War. This album contains images relating to the mill and the estate, including Marple Memorial Park.

89 files, last one added on Jul 17, 2016
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Church Lane


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This album covers Church Lane, running from the junction with Stockport Road up, past the Hatters Arms and the junctions with Hibbert Lane and Market Street, on past the Con Club and the Ring o' Bells and all the way to All Saints' Church.

102 files, last one added on Jul 17, 2016
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Station Road and Brabyns Brow


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This album covers Station Road from the junction with Stockport Road up past Memorial Park towards Marple Station, where it turns into Brabyns Brow, and on down the Brow past Brabyns Park and on to Marple Bridge.

81 files, last one added on Jul 17, 2016
Album viewed 927 times

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Most viewed - Marple
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Nab Top Sanatorium1930 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Woodville School 1960s1783 viewsWoodville School, now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Buxton Lane Campus. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Bull's Head Cottages1300 viewsA zoomed in view of the Bull's Head Cottages on Market Street.
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Heydays of Marple Station1244 viewsCrowds line the platform at Marple Station.
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Bowling Green1210 viewsThe Bowling Green again shortly before going up in smoke (see Events).
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Heydays of Marple Station1199 viewsAnother steam train pulls out of Marple Station on its way south.
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Bowling Green1198 viewsThe Bowling Green shortly before being set ablaze by arsonists and then demolished.
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11 Derby Street 19631165 viewsEmpty shop on Derby Street taken by Gordon Mills in November 1963. Think this was Gordon's own shop just before he moved in.

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Stag and Pheasant PubStag and Pheasant Pub, Chadkirk, is now a private dwelling.
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Mineral MillThis photograph taken in 1908 features Josiah Rowbottom with Hilda (Jinks?) and Jack Barber in front of the Mineral Mill, which used to be near to the Lime Kilns.
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Macnair Court Demolition April 2011Demolition of Brentwood / Macnair Court - the shell of the original building is being retained. Taken by Arthur Procter on 27 April 2011
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Marple Dale - Chadkirk Bridge 2012-06 (June) Chadkirk Bridge at Marple Dale Weir in construction during June 2012. By Arthur Procter.
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Marple Dale - Chadkirk Bridge 2012-06-22 (June) Chadkirk Bridge at Marple Dale Weir. The temporary causeway has been swept away by the rising water on 22 June 2012. By Arthur Procter.
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Lime Kiln Farmhouse 1970sLime Kiln Farmhouse taken by Jim Graves in 1970s.
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Macnair Court Demolition May 2011Final stages of demolition at Brentwood / Macnair Court on Church Lane taken by Arthur Procter on 3 May 2011.
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Marple Dale - Chadkirk Bridge 2012-05 (May)Chadkirk Bridge at Marple Dale Weir in construction during May 2012. By Arthur Procter.

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