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Steam Train passes through Marple May 2015Jubilee Class 5690 Leander BR No.45690 train, Built at Crewe in March 1936 passes through Marple 30 May 2015. By Arthur Procter.May 31, 2015
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Steam Train passes through Marple May 2015Jubilee Class 5690 Leander BR No.45690 train, Built at Crewe in March 1936 passes through Marple 30 May 2015. By Arthur Procter.May 31, 2015
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Steam Train passes through Marple May 2015Jubilee Class 5690 Leander BR No.45690 train, Built at Crewe in March 1936 passes through Marple 30 May 2015. By Arthur Procter.May 31, 2015
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Steam Train passes through Marple May 2015Jubilee Class 5690 Leander BR No.45690 train, Built at Crewe in March 1936 passes through Marple 30 May 2015. By Arthur Procter.May 31, 2015
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Steam Train passes through Marple May 2015Jubilee Class 5690 Leander BR No.45690 train, Built at Crewe in March 1936 passes through Marple 30 May 2015. By Mark Whittaker.May 31, 2015
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Steam Train passes through Marple May 2015Jubilee Class 5690 Leander BR No.45690 train, Built at Crewe in March 1936 passes through Marple 30 May 2015. By Mark Whittaker.May 31, 2015
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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


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
Album viewed 700 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.

77 files, last one added on May 23, 2015
Album viewed 790 times

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Nab Top Sanatorium1669 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Woodville School 1960s1527 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 Cottages1163 viewsA zoomed in view of the Bull's Head Cottages on Market Street.
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Heydays of Marple Station1122 viewsCrowds line the platform at Marple Station.
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Heydays of Marple Station1118 viewsAnother steam train pulls out of Marple Station on its way south.
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Bowling Green1098 viewsThe Bowling Green again shortly before going up in smoke (see Events).
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Bowling Green1091 viewsThe Bowling Green shortly before being set ablaze by arsonists and then demolished.
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Market Street1045 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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Dan Bank Toll HouseA poor quality hand coloured postcard featuring horses near the old Toll House on Dan Bank.
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Rose HillStockport Road, Rose Hill, looking past Marple Hall Gates towards the railway station.
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Hollins MillHollins Mill from Hollins Lane. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Marple from the AirEarly 1960s view of Marple from the air with Hibbert Lane and the college, then the Willows School, left of centre. Click photo for a larger version.
Updated with new image from Marple Local History Society Archives 27 March 2010.
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Marple StationMarple Station before demolition showing bare steelwork trusses.
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Dawson's Shop on Market StreetDawson's Shop at 29 Market Street.
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Stockport Hydro Splashes Out!Stockport Hydro's Environmental Challenge Fund 2015 awards ceremony on 25 March 2015. By Arthur Procter.
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Brabyns Lodge 1978Brabyns Lodge, from the Marple Civic Society Archives, dated 1978.

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