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Chadkirk ChapelChadkirk Chapel postcard provided by Janet Holmes.May 23, 2015
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Chadkirk ChapelChadkirk Chapel, provided by Janet Holmes.May 23, 2015
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Bunkers HillBunkers Hill, Hatherlow, provided by Janet Holmes.May 23, 2015
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Chadkirk ValleyA view across Chadkirk Valley, provided by Janet Holmes.May 23, 2015
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Brabyns BrowThe long walk up Brabyns Brow, provided by Janet Holmes.May 23, 2015
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StonehurstStonehurst on Hibbert Lane, provided by Janet Holmes.May 23, 2015
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Shocked in Marple!A card of its time: Still shocking now or just not very PC? Provided by Janet Holmes.May 23, 2015
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Charkirk WoodsChadkirk Woods, provided by Janet Holmes.May 23, 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".

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.

106 files, last one added on Dec 19, 2014
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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.

80 files, last one added on Feb 08, 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 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.

66 files, last one added on Jun 07, 2014
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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
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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.

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.

95 files, last one added on Feb 22, 2015
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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
Album viewed 781 times

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Nab Top Sanatorium1651 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Woodville School 1960s1518 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 Cottages1153 viewsA zoomed in view of the Bull's Head Cottages on Market Street.
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Heydays of Marple Station1105 viewsCrowds line the platform at Marple Station.
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Heydays of Marple Station1104 viewsAnother steam train pulls out of Marple Station on its way south.
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Bowling Green1085 viewsThe Bowling Green again shortly before going up in smoke (see Events).
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Bowling Green1080 viewsThe Bowling Green shortly before being set ablaze by arsonists and then demolished.
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Market Street1040 viewsMarket Street, looking across Stockport Road from Hollins Lane. The name above the shop on the left corner is "Allen".

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Woodville School 1960sWoodville School, now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College Buxton Lane Campus. 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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Seventeen WindowsA shot of Seventeen Windows showing how it got its name, probably taken in the late 1950s or early 1960s.
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Market StreetMarket Street, looking toward Stockport Road with Derby Way on the left. Updated from Marple Local History Society Archives 21 December 2010.
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Marple Metal Products c1939-45Marple Metal Products Star Sign Engineering Works on junction of Church Lane / Hibbert Lane during the war years, when it made munitions. Formerly the Gem Cinema and later the GPO building. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Jolly Sailor InteriorInside the Jolly Sailor public house.
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Joseph Adamson, HydeAmazing image of people queuing for work at Joseph Adamson's in Hyde. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Rose Hill CottagesA drawing of Rose Hill Cottages by Joel Wainwright from Memories of Marple published in 1899. From Marple Local History Society Archives.

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