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Marple Novelty CardNot sure what they're trying to say about Marple ladies! Provided by Janet Holmes.Mar 10, 2016
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BrentwoodBrentwood on Church Lane with guests relaxing outdoors. Provided by Janet Holmes.Mar 10, 2016
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Marple War MemorialThe War Memorial in Marple Memorial Park before the WW2 alterations. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 05, 2016
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Stone RowThomas and Nellie Burford, a young lady called Louisa and a dog called Jack outside Stone Row in 1920-30s. From Marple Local History Society Archives. Mar 05, 2016
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Ring o' Bells CottagesA hand-drawn sketch of the Ring o' Bells Cottages taken down in 1922. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 05, 2016
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Marple Station EntranceThe entrance to Marple Station in the late 1960s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 05, 2016
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Market StreetMarket Street with the first Co-Op on the left and the Drapery Store on the right. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 05, 2016
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Beechwood ManorBeechwood Manor, home to Edward Ross J.P., Secretary of the M.S.L. The private bridge to his own railway platform still visible. From Marple Local History Society Archives.Mar 05, 2016


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.

83 files, last one added on Dec 31, 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 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.

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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.

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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.

99 files, last one added on Mar 10, 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.

80 files, last one added on Mar 05, 2016
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Nab Top Sanatorium1844 viewsNab Top Sanatorium, now Marple Dale Nursing Home. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Woodville School 1960s1742 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 Cottages1283 viewsA zoomed in view of the Bull's Head Cottages on Market Street.
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Heydays of Marple Station1232 viewsCrowds line the platform at Marple Station.
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Heydays of Marple Station1195 viewsAnother steam train pulls out of Marple Station on its way south.
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Bowling Green1192 viewsThe Bowling Green again shortly before going up in smoke (see Events).
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Bowling Green1184 viewsThe Bowling Green shortly before being set ablaze by arsonists and then demolished.
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11 Derby Street 19631135 viewsEmpty shop on Derby Street taken by Gordon Mills in November 1963. Think this was Gordon's own shop just before he moved in.

Random files - Marple
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Beechwood Manor Summer HouseSummer House in the garden of Beechwood Manor. 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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Stone RowThomas and Nellie Burford, a young lady called Louisa and a dog called Jack outside Stone Row in 1920-30s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.
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Stockport HydroStockport Hydro at Otterspool Bridge during an open day on Saturday 20 April 2013. By Arthur Procter.
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Market StreetMarket Street, looking across Stockport Road from Hollins Lane. The name above the shop on the left corner is "Allen".
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Marple District Centre 1975-76Chadwick St car park during construction of the Service Road. Source Pete Robinson / Eddie Ashworth.
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Memorial Park Yachting PoolThe yachting or boating pool in Memorial Park around 1961, now the infants' play area.
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Stockport Road Gable end repairs Repairs to the gable end of a house at the junction of Church Lane and Stockport Road in December 1993. From Marple Local History Society Archives.

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