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Stonehurst InteriorThe library at Stonehurst on Hibbert Lane. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 25, 2016
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Stonehurst InteriorThe dining room at Stonehurst on Hibbert Lane. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 25, 2016
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Stonehurst InteriorThe drawing room at Stonehurst on Hibbert Lane. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 25, 2016
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Stonehurst InteriorThe drawing room at Stonehurst on Hibbert Lane. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 25, 2016
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Stonehurst InteriorThe dining room at Stonehurst on Hibbert Lane. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 25, 2016
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Stonehurst InteriorThe drawing room at Stonehurst on Hibbert Lane. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 25, 2016
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StonehurstStonehurst on Hibbert Lane, from Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 25, 2016
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StonehurstStonehurst on Hibbert Lane, from Marple Local History Society Archives.Nov 25, 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
Album viewed 567 times

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.

71 files, last one added on Nov 25, 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.

82 files, last one added on Aug 08, 2016
Album viewed 992 times

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Nab Top Sanatorium2168 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Woodville School 1960s1859 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 Cottages1333 viewsA zoomed in view of the Bull's Head Cottages on Market Street.
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Heydays of Marple Station1275 viewsCrowds line the platform at Marple Station.
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Bowling Green1246 viewsThe Bowling Green again shortly before going up in smoke (see Events).
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Bowling Green1230 viewsThe Bowling Green shortly before being set ablaze by arsonists and then demolished.
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Heydays of Marple Station1230 viewsAnother steam train pulls out of Marple Station on its way south.
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11 Derby Street 19631222 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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Hollins Mill 1957Demolition of Hollins Mill in 1957. In 1891, at its peak, the Hollins Mill Company had 63,000 spindles and 1,500 looms.
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Otterspool BridgeNice reflections under Otterspool Bridge, Chadkirk, postmarked 1911.
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Woodville HallWoodville Hall, home of local mill owners and later an old peoples' home. Demolished in 1994.
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Trains in Marple c1960-63 (17)Marple Wharf Junction. BR 9F 2-10-0 no. 92130.
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Brabyns BrowLooking up Brabyns Brow with the railway station on the right.
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Marple Station Improvements 2012-06-18Removal of the old bridge at Marple Station on 18 June 2012. By Arthur Procter.
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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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Trains in Marple c1960-63 (24)Marple Wharf Junction. BR Standard 2-6-0, no. 76087. St. Helens to Oakamoor sand train, taking the Rose Hill line.

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