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Marple District Centre 1975-76Area behind White's Butchers during Service Road improvements. Source Pete Robinson / Eddie Ashworth.Jan 02, 2016
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Marple District Centre 1975-76Area behind White's Butchers during Service Road improvements. Source Pete Robinson / Eddie Ashworth.Jan 02, 2016
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Marple District Centre 1975-76Market Street before it was paved over. Source Pete Robinson / Eddie Ashworth.Jan 02, 2016
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Marple District Centre 1975-76Market Street before it was paved over. Source Pete Robinson / Eddie Ashworth.Jan 02, 2016
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Marple District Centre 1975-76Market Street before it was paved over. Source Pete Robinson / Eddie Ashworth.Jan 02, 2016
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Marple District Centre 1975-76Market Street before it was paved over. Source Pete Robinson / Eddie Ashworth.Jan 02, 2016
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Marple District Centre 1975-76Market Street before it was paved over. Source Pete Robinson / Eddie Ashworth.Jan 02, 2016
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Marple District Centre 1975-76Market Street / Derby Way before paving over. Source Pete Robinson / Eddie Ashworth.Jan 02, 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 508 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.

65 files, last one added on Nov 07, 2014
Album viewed 2125 times

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.

87 files, last one added on Apr 26, 2015
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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.

98 files, last one added on Dec 31, 2015
Album viewed 797 times

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.

78 files, last one added on Dec 24, 2015
Album viewed 868 times

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Most viewed - Marple
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Nab Top Sanatorium1789 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Woodville School 1960s1687 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 Cottages1247 viewsA zoomed in view of the Bull's Head Cottages on Market Street.
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Heydays of Marple Station1198 viewsCrowds line the platform at Marple Station.
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Heydays of Marple Station1171 viewsAnother steam train pulls out of Marple Station on its way south.
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Bowling Green1165 viewsThe Bowling Green again shortly before going up in smoke (see Events).
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Bowling Green1155 viewsThe Bowling Green shortly before being set ablaze by arsonists and then demolished.
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11 Derby Street 19631103 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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Sharples Butchers, Market StreetW Sharples Butchers on Market Street, probably during the 1911 Coronation. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Greenbank HouseLooking into the garden of Greenbank House on Hibbert Lane.
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Marple Station Improvements 2012-06-12Marple Station improvements in progress, taken 12 June 2012. By Arthur Procter.
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Lime Kiln Lodge (32 Strines Rd)Part of the lime kilns complex before conversion to a house.
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Jolly SailorJolly Sailor pub at the junction of Stockport Road and Station Road. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Market StreetCompstall Cooperative, Market Street, now home to Helen Winterson's.
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Marple Dale - Chadkirk Bridge 2012-06-20d (June) Chadkirk Bridge at Marple Dale Weir being lifted into place on 20 June 2012. By David Burridge.
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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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