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Stockport Hydro Splashes Out!Stockport Hydro's Environmental Challenge Fund 2015 awards ceremony on 25 March 2015. By Arthur Procter.Mar 28, 2015
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Stockport Hydro Splashes Out!Stockport Hydro's Environmental Challenge Fund 2015 awards ceremony on 25 March 2015. By Arthur Procter.Mar 28, 2015
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Stockport Hydro Splashes Out!Stockport Hydro's Environmental Challenge Fund 2015 awards ceremony on 25 March 2015. By Arthur Procter.Mar 28, 2015
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Stockport Hydro Splashes Out!Stockport Hydro's Environmental Challenge Fund 2015 awards ceremony on 25 March 2015. By Arthur Procter.Mar 28, 2015
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Stockport Hydro Splashes Out!Stockport Hydro's Environmental Challenge Fund 2015 awards ceremony on 25 March 2015. By Arthur Procter.Mar 28, 2015
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Stockport Hydro Splashes Out!Stockport Hydro's Environmental Challenge Fund 2015 awards ceremony on 25 March 2015. By Arthur Procter.Mar 28, 2015
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Stockport Hydro Splashes Out!Stockport Hydro's Environmental Challenge Fund 2015 awards ceremony on 25 March 2015. By Arthur Procter.Mar 28, 2015
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Stockport Hydro Splashes Out!Stockport Hydro's Environmental Challenge Fund 2015 awards ceremony on 25 March 2015. By Arthur Procter.Mar 28, 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
Album viewed 443 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.

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.

81 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.

65 files, last one added on Feb 08, 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
Album viewed 668 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.

76 files, last one added on Feb 22, 2015
Album viewed 765 times

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Most viewed - Marple
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Nab Top Sanatorium1628 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Woodville School 1960s1499 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 Cottages1135 viewsA zoomed in view of the Bull's Head Cottages on Market Street.
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Heydays of Marple Station1090 viewsAnother steam train pulls out of Marple Station on its way south.
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Heydays of Marple Station1083 viewsCrowds line the platform at Marple Station.
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Bowling Green1071 viewsThe Bowling Green again shortly before going up in smoke (see Events).
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Bowling Green1067 viewsThe Bowling Green shortly before being set ablaze by arsonists and then demolished.
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Market Street1031 viewsMarket Street, looking across Stockport Road from Hollins Lane. The name above the shop on the left corner is "Allen".

Random files - Marple
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Liberal Club DemolitionDemolition of the Liberal Club in 1993, from Marple Local History Society Archives.
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08 - Marple District Centre 1970Derby Street in 1970. To the left is Walsh's Timber Yard, now the location of the exit from the Car Park. Derby Street turned right here (now Derby Way). Position 8 on UDC plan. From MLHS Archives.
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02 - Marple District Centre 1970Hibbert Lane during extension to Stockport Road in 1970. Looking from Stockport Road towards Derby Street Car Park. Position 2 on UDC plan. From MLHS Archives.
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Chadkirk ChapelA fantastic sepia photograph of Chadkirk Chapel, probably early 1900s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Brabyns BrowA peaceful view down Brabyns Brow with Gardeners Cottage in the distance.
From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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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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Otterspool Bridge 2012-03 (March)Arrival of Archimedes Screws Otterspool Bridge on 27 March 2012, during the Hydro-Electric Power Scheme installation. By Bill Beard.
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Marple Station 1978A view from the bridge at Marple Station, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.

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