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Bowden LaneBowden Lane in quieter times, provided by Janet Holmes.Aug 31, 2017
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Market StreetMarket Street when still cobbled, from Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017
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Station RoadStation Road, from Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017
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Winnington RoadHouse on Winnington Road, from Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017
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Station Road at Lock 9The bridge on Station Road at Lock 9 in 1960 before widening. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Jul 06, 2017
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Church Lane GarageChurch Lane Garage, from Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017
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Marple Library LiftInstallation of the lift at Marple Library in 1994. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 2017
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Marple Library LiftInstallation of the lift at Marple Library in 1994. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Jul 06, 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.

81 files, last one added on Jul 06, 2017
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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.

103 files, last one added on Jul 06, 2017
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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.

87 files, last one added on Jul 06, 2017
Album viewed 1276 times

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Most viewed - Marple
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Nab Top Sanatorium2484 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Woodville School 1960s2096 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 Cottages1462 viewsA zoomed in view of the Bull's Head Cottages on Market Street.
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11 Derby Street 19631424 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 Station1358 viewsCrowds line the platform at Marple Station.
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Bowling Green1333 viewsThe Bowling Green again shortly before going up in smoke (see Events).
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Bowling Green1312 viewsThe Bowling Green shortly before being set ablaze by arsonists and then demolished.
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Heydays of Marple Station1295 viewsAnother steam train pulls out of Marple Station on its way south.

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Dan Bank Road WideningWidening of the Stockport Road / Dooley Lane junction at Dan Bank on 25 March 2011. By Arthur Procter.
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Brabyns BrowA sepia view looking down Brabyns Brow towards Marple Bridge.
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Braddock's GarageBraddock Motor Engineers new garage on Oldknow Road.
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57 - Marple District Centre 1970Left hand side of Queen Street from Stockport Road in 1970. Position 57 on UDC plan. From MLHS Archives.
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47 - Marple District Centre 1970This building was on Chadwick Street, next to the Parish Hall, in 1970. Position 47 on UDC plan. From MLHS Archives.
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Marple District Centre 1975-76Construction of Service Road alongside the Post Office sorting office. Source Pete Robinson / Eddie Ashworth.
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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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Murillos 2002Murillos Spanish Tapas bar taken in 2002 by Axel Thomas.

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