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Woodville Hall 1993Woodville Hall shortly before it closed in July 1993, from Marple Local History Society Archives.May 09, 2016
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Marple Station Master 2002The Marple Station Master in 2002, from Marple Local History Society Archives.May 09, 2016
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Heydays of Marple StationA ghostly image of Marple Station in its heyday, from Marple Local History Society Archives.May 09, 2016
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Market StreetA superb composition but poor quality image of the Stockport Rd end of Market Street, from Marple Local History Society Archives. Be great to track down the original!May 09, 2016
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Chapel HousesChapel Houses in the 1990s, from Marple Local History Society Archives.May 09, 2016
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Brydges FarmBrydges Farm in 1997, from Marple Local History Society Archives.May 09, 2016
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Brydges FarmBrydges Farm in 1997, from Marple Local History Society Archives.May 09, 2016
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Marple Novelty CardNot sure what they're trying to say about Marple ladies! Provided by Janet Holmes.Mar 10, 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.

68 files, last one added on May 09, 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.

88 files, last one added on Mar 05, 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.

100 files, last one added on May 09, 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.

80 files, last one added on Mar 05, 2016
Album viewed 920 times

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Most viewed - Marple
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Nab Top Sanatorium1887 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Woodville School 1960s1774 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 Cottages1294 viewsA zoomed in view of the Bull's Head Cottages on Market Street.
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Heydays of Marple Station1240 viewsCrowds line the platform at Marple Station.
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Bowling Green1203 viewsThe Bowling Green again shortly before going up in smoke (see Events).
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Heydays of Marple Station1197 viewsAnother steam train pulls out of Marple Station on its way south.
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Bowling Green1193 viewsThe Bowling Green shortly before being set ablaze by arsonists and then demolished.
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11 Derby Street 19631160 viewsEmpty shop on Derby Street taken by Gordon Mills in November 1963. Think this was Gordon's own shop just before he moved in.

Random files - Marple
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Jolly SailorThe Jolly Sailor viewed from Station Road.
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The Lime KilnsThe Lime Kilns in ruins before they were made 'safe'. Taken by Bill Beard in 1960s.
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55 - Marple District Centre 1970Left hand side of Church Street from Stockport Road in 1970. Chapel Street is halfway up on the right. Position 55 on UDC plan. From MLHS Archives.
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Lime Kiln Farmhouse 1978Lime Kiln Farmhouse, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Chapel House FarmThe Barn of Chapel House Farm, in 1831 this was turned into the first National School in Marple. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Jolly SailorThe Jolly Sailor boarded up and ready for demolition.
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Brabyns BrowThe bottom of Brabyns Brow looking down into Marple Bridge. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Joseph Adamson, HydeAmazing image of men shoveling coal at Joseph Adamson's in Hyde. From Marple Local History Society Archives.

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