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Marple MultiviewA muiltiview card of the canals and waterways, provided by Janet Holmes.Aug 08, 2016
Station RoadStation Road, Marple. Provided by Janet Holmes.Aug 08, 2016
Hollins StreetThe people of Hollins Street, where Marple Fire Station is now located. Provided by Janet Holmes.Aug 08, 2016
Marple Memorial ParkA shot in Memorial Park showing Hollins House in the background. Provided by Janet Holmes.Aug 08, 2016
Stag and Pheasant PubThe Stag and Pheasant Pub down at Otterspool Bridge. Provided by Janet Holmes.Aug 08, 2016
Woodville HallWoodville Hall in its prime, surrounded by empty fields. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 17, 2016
Torkington RoadTorkington Road, in the background is Poise House, home of Ernest Carver in 1900s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 17, 2016
Market StreetMarket Street from Church Lane, with veranda still in place. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 17, 2016

Marple's Changing Face


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 543 times

Stockport Road (Northwest)


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)


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


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
Album viewed 439 times

Market Street


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.

70 files, last one added on Jul 17, 2016
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Hollins Mill & Estate


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


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
Album viewed 856 times

Station Road and Brabyns Brow


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 931 times

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Nab Top Sanatorium1960 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Woodville School 1960s1817 viewsWoodville School, now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Buxton Lane Campus. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Bull's Head Cottages1308 viewsA zoomed in view of the Bull's Head Cottages on Market Street.
Heydays of Marple Station1249 viewsCrowds line the platform at Marple Station.
Bowling Green1218 viewsThe Bowling Green again shortly before going up in smoke (see Events).
Bowling Green1204 viewsThe Bowling Green shortly before being set ablaze by arsonists and then demolished.
Heydays of Marple Station1203 viewsAnother steam train pulls out of Marple Station on its way south.
11 Derby Street 19631195 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
Market StreetMarket Street, looking from Church Lane today.
Christmas in Hollins Mill CanteenWorkers at the Hollins Mill gather for a Christmas photo in the works canteen, early 1950s.
Marple Hall School 1960sMarple Hall School in the 1960s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
The Lime Kilns 1965The Lime Kilns in decay in 1965. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
Woodville Hall 1993 InteriorA chaise-lounge in Woodville Hall shortly before it closed in July 1993. R. Noble.
Market StreetThe classic shot of Market Street, once again looking towards Stockport Road.
The couple walking past Astley's are John and Phyllis Barnes.
Marple District Centre 1977-82Hibbert Lane / Church Lane junction after extension of Hibbert Lane. Source Pete Robinson / Eddie Ashworth.
Macnair Court Demolition May 2011Final stages of demolition at Brentwood / Macnair Court on Church Lane taken by Arthur Procter on 3 May 2011.

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