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Market StreetMarket Street when still cobbled, from Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017
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Station RoadStation Road, from Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017
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Winnington RoadHouse on Winnington Road, from Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017
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Station Road at Lock 9The bridge on Station Road at Lock 9 in 1960 before widening. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Jul 06, 2017
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Church Lane GarageChurch Lane Garage, from Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017
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Marple Library LiftInstallation of the lift at Marple Library in 1994. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017
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Marple Library LiftInstallation of the lift at Marple Library in 1994. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017
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Marple Library LiftInstallation of the lift at Marple Library in 1994. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017


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.

86 files, last one added on Jan 15, 2017
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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.

81 files, last one added on Jul 06, 2017
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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.

103 files, last one added on Jul 06, 2017
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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.

87 files, last one added on Jul 06, 2017
Album viewed 1253 times

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Most viewed - Marple
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Nab Top Sanatorium2443 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Woodville School 1960s2068 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 Cottages1443 viewsA zoomed in view of the Bull's Head Cottages on Market Street.
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11 Derby Street 19631406 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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Heydays of Marple Station1344 viewsCrowds line the platform at Marple Station.
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Bowling Green1311 viewsThe Bowling Green again shortly before going up in smoke (see Events).
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Bowling Green1290 viewsThe Bowling Green shortly before being set ablaze by arsonists and then demolished.
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Heydays of Marple Station1285 viewsAnother steam train pulls out of Marple Station on its way south.

Random files - Marple
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Station Road 1978Station Road alongside Memorial Park, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Park & Paterson Parkhead WorksThe melting bay at Park & Paterson's Parkhead, Glasgow works. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Chapel House Farm 1983Chapel House Farm after conversion. From the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated April 1983.
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Brick RowBrick Row, Stone Row and Red Row were built by Oldknow for his workers. This image replaced with a scan from a glass slide provided by Alan McDowell in February 2013.
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Hollins Mill ChimneyDemolition of Hollins Mill Chimney captured by Gordon Mills on 27 October 1957.
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Bowling GreenThe Bowling Green shortly before being set ablaze by arsonists and then demolished.
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Chadkirk EstateChadkirk Estate during the reign of George VI, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple DaleA view across Marple Dale with the Railway Viaduct in the distance. Updated from Marple Local History Society Archives 24 december 2010.

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