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Texaco GarageThe Texaco Garage on Stockport Road. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 18, 2015
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Stockport Road / Hollins LaneTry standing in this spot at the junction of Stockport Road and Hollins Lane today and see how long you last! From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 18, 2015
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Rattlesnake Locomotive 1863Rattlesnake, the first contractor's locomotive into Marple on 14 June 1863. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Jul 18, 2015
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Haymaking on Kayswood 1938/39Haymaking on Kayswood Road (now behind 269-277). The young girls are believed to be Barbara Preston (then Clark) and her sister. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 18, 2015
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Jolly Sailor CottagesCottages next to the Jolly Sailor on Stockport Road. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 18, 2015
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Yeates GarageThe garage of G. R. Yeates on Stockport Road before modernisation. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 18, 2015
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Corner of Church LaneThe corner of Church Lane and Stockport Road. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 18, 2015
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Corner of Church LaneThe corner of Church Lane and Stockport Road. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 18, 2015


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".

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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.

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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.

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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 majority of the 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

77 files, last one added on May 23, 2015
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Nab Top Sanatorium1685 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Woodville School 1960s1541 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 Cottages1175 viewsA zoomed in view of the Bull's Head Cottages on Market Street.
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Heydays of Marple Station1134 viewsCrowds line the platform at Marple Station.
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Heydays of Marple Station1128 viewsAnother steam train pulls out of Marple Station on its way south.
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Bowling Green1105 viewsThe Bowling Green again shortly before going up in smoke (see Events).
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Bowling Green1098 viewsThe Bowling Green shortly before being set ablaze by arsonists and then demolished.
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Market Street1056 viewsMarket Street, looking across Stockport Road from Hollins Lane. The name above the shop on the left corner is "Allen".

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Church LaneA view on Church Lane at the front entrance to All Saints' Churches.
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Dan Bank Road WideningDan Bank in the daytime during the road widening. Taken on 12 February 2011 by Arthur Procter.
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Marple UDC ChambersInside Marple Urban District Council Chambers in Hollins House. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Jolly SailorThe good old Jolly Sailor Public House again. Is that the same boy as by Norbury Smithy?
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280 Stockport RoadAn unknown young lady at 280 Stockport Road in 1935. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Macnair Court Re-building April 2012Rebuilding of Brentwood / Macnair Court nearing completion - taken at the end of April 2012 by Arthur Procter.
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Bull's Head PubA very early picture of the Bull's Head on Market Street.
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Marple Show 1952Ray wins third prize in the Poultry Section of the 1952 Marple Show.

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