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Middlewood StationMiddlewood Station 12 September 1978. From Warwick Burton collection in Marple Local History Society Archives.Jan 15, 2017
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Middlewood StationMiddlewood Station 12 September 1978. From Warwick Burton collection in Marple Local History Society Archives.Jan 15, 2017
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Middlewood StationMiddlewood Station c1910. From Warwick Burton collection in Marple Local History Society Archives.Jan 15, 2017
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Liberal ClubThe Liberal Club on 26 December 1983. From Warwick Burton collection in Marple Local History Society Archives.Jan 15, 2017
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Liberal ClubThe Liberal Club on 26 December 1983. From Warwick Burton collection in Marple Local History Society Archives.Jan 15, 2017
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Liberal ClubThe Liberal Club on 26 December 1983. From Warwick Burton collection in Marple Local History Society Archives.Jan 15, 2017
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Grave of Edward RossThe grave of Edward Ross J.P., Secretary of the M.S.L. from 1850 to 1892, in St Mary's RC Church Cemetery 1979. From Warwick Burton collection in Marple Local History Society Archives.Jan 15, 2017
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Bowden Lane Farm Bowden Lane Farm in December 1983, prior to redevelopments. From Warwick Burton collection in Marple Local History Society Archives.Jan 15, 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.

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
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Nab Top Sanatorium2280 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Woodville School 1960s1974 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 Cottages1352 viewsA zoomed in view of the Bull's Head Cottages on Market Street.
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11 Derby Street 19631326 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 Station1291 viewsCrowds line the platform at Marple Station.
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Bowling Green1257 viewsThe Bowling Green again shortly before going up in smoke (see Events).
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Bowling Green1240 viewsThe Bowling Green shortly before being set ablaze by arsonists and then demolished.
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Heydays of Marple Station1239 viewsAnother steam train pulls out of Marple Station on its way south.

Random files - Marple
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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.
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Queen Street 1978Queen Street, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.
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Brabyns BrowLooking down Brabyns Brow towards Marple Bridge.
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50 - Marple District Centre 1970The corner of Church Lane and Chadwick Street in 1970. Position 50 on UDC plan. From MLHS Archives.
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Marple Town HaulChucking out time at the Pineapple in days gone by? Provided by Janet Holmes.
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Marple Dale - Chadkirk Bridge 2012-06-20l (June) Chadkirk Bridge at Marple Dale Weir being lifted into place on 20 June 2012. By Arthur Procter.
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Haddon Hall c1900-1910The "Long Gallery" at Haddon Hall, home of the Vernons who first built Marple Hall. This photo was provided by Marple Local History Society with a number of other local images but was marked as unknown. Thanks to Noel Brindley for identifying it for us.
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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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