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Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Peter on March 16, 2005, 05:00:34 PM
Because the General Galleries are getting awkward to handle because of size,  there is now a General 2 set of galleries online.
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Deniseamb on March 17, 2005, 10:43:33 AM
I have seen the photos of the farm - now I want to be greedy!  Has anyone got any photos of the estate being built?
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Peter on February 24, 2005, 12:50:40 PM
And another Phew!!! I'm working well. That's now 5 in 3 days.
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 22, 2005, 07:23:34 PM
After a long wait Peter has added 3 new Galleries of photographs to the Virtual Tour of Marple on 22 February.

Click here to access the Virtual Time Tour
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Post by: admin on February 23, 2005, 08:04:57 PM
Another new gallery has been added today.
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Post by: Peter on February 26, 2005, 02:36:50 PM
A second Mellor Mill Gallery is now online.
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Peter on February 27, 2005, 03:04:13 PM
General Gallery No. 6 is now online.
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Peter on March 02, 2005, 04:52:49 PM
General Gallery number 7 now ready for viewing
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Peter on March 03, 2005, 04:43:34 PM
General Gallery No. 8 is now online.
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Peter on March 07, 2005, 07:10:36 PM
Galleries 9 & 10 are now showing!
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Peter on March 08, 2005, 05:19:45 PM
Check out General Gallery 11, now online
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Post by: Deniseamb on March 09, 2005, 11:46:30 AM
I'd love to see photos of the Constable Drive estate being built.  Does anyone have any?
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Peter on March 09, 2005, 03:42:25 PM
Gallery 12 now up & running.

Incidentally, following Denises request I am now getting to the bottom of my latest stash of pictures (about 5 more galleries that's all) and am always in the market for more.

It takes no time at all for us to copy them and return your originals safely and intact. I can then continue posting galleries for everyone to enjoy. If you have any pictures of old Marple to lend us then contact Peter on

peter@marple-uk.com

Thanks

Click here to access the Virtual Time Tour
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Post by: Peter on March 09, 2005, 08:17:26 PM
I'm buzzin at the moment. Number 13 online.
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Post by: Peter on March 10, 2005, 02:33:53 PM
General Gallery Number 14 now ready for viewing.
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Post by: Peter on March 10, 2005, 03:38:24 PM
And 15 as well!!
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Post by: orangewhip on March 14, 2005, 08:36:25 AM
any news on some photos from Constable Drive, Marple Bridge estate, part being posted, as requested earlier?
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Peter on March 14, 2005, 10:29:23 AM
I can only post the photos that I have, if somebody out there has any on this subject I will be happy to post them.
There are a number of photos on the site that were taken before Constable drive was built, when it was Heyes Farm, it is just a case of ploughing through the galleries, (if you are specific then the search works well assuming I thought of the word when I was setting up the keywords). I counted last week and there are now over 900 old Marple pics on the Tour!!!!
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Post by: Peter on March 14, 2005, 10:34:17 AM
I just had a quick look at the Marple Bridge galleries and there are a number of photos where you can see the site of Constable drive when it was a farm.
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Peter on March 24, 2005, 03:21:42 PM
General 2,  Gallery 2 now online.
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Peter on April 01, 2005, 04:56:53 PM
And now a Gallery 3 is availble for viewing.
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Peter on April 01, 2005, 06:49:45 PM
And Four!
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Post by: Peter on April 17, 2005, 06:26:05 PM
A nice collection of pics of Ernocroft house (General 2 - Gallery 5) now online.

Click here to access the Virtual Time Tour
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Post by: Deniseamb on April 18, 2005, 10:24:54 AM
Was Ernocroft House where those two semis are now on the opposite side of the road?  There is a rather grand entrance totally out of keeping with the houses that are on the land.
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Peter on April 18, 2005, 04:06:52 PM
A very nice selection just uploaded as General 2 Gallery 6.
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Post by: Peter on April 18, 2005, 04:15:16 PM
New information added to pic. 10 Canal Gallery 1 & Pic. 36 Events Gallery 3
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Post by: Peter on April 18, 2005, 01:09:22 PM
Yes, that is my understanding of where it was but of course I am much too young to remember!!!
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Post by: Peter on August 26, 2005, 04:27:11 PM
New General 2 - Gallery 7 added.

Click here to access the Virtual Time Tour
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Peter on March 30, 2006, 04:01:42 PM
It's been a bit of a while but 2 new galleries have been added to the tour under General 2, galleries 8 & 9.
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Post by: admin on August 19, 2006, 10:52:49 AM
You may have thought things have gone a little quiet recently as far as updates to the main site are concerned. You'd be right, but we do have a good excuse.

We're pleased to annouce that we have been working on a major upgrade to the Virtual Tour of Marple for the last few months and it's now READY!

We're very pleased with it and hope you like it too. The changes will mean it will be much easier to grow and expand the collection of images and we hope you'll get in touch if you have anything suitable for adding to this completely free historic resource that everyone can share.

Use this link to visit the new Tour and we'd be delighted for you to leave your comments or ask any questions here.
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Post by: admin on August 26, 2006, 08:09:20 PM
Twelve new photographs of the Roman Bridge have been added to the Virtual Tour. Use this link to go directly to the latest additions in reverse date order and don't forget the slideshow option.
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Post by: admin on August 28, 2006, 12:13:59 PM
Twelve hand-coloured local photographs from a Souvenir of Marple Booklet that we had never seen before have just been added to the Virtual Tour. Use this link to view the lastest additions. Thank you to Elaine Knight for thinking of us when she found this whilst sorting through a neighbour's items.
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Post by: admin on September 10, 2006, 09:42:22 AM
Ten photographs taken during the installation of the Bailey bridge across the Iron Bridge in Brabyns Park in July 1992 have been added to the Virtual Tour. Also (added on 1st September) are two photographs of the original oil painting that was the basis for the well known etching of Mellor Mill (there are copies in the Library and the Ring o' Bells).

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: admin on September 15, 2006, 08:11:29 PM
Five photos sent to us by Ray Noble have been added to the Tour this evening. Thanks Ray!

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: admin on September 17, 2006, 09:28:19 AM
Six photos of the Scroll Bridge, Iron Bridge and Iron Bridge Cottage taken by Malcolm Melia in the late 1980s have been added to the Tour.

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: admin on September 19, 2006, 10:08:41 PM
A complete new album has been added to the Events section of the Virtual Tour featuring some marvellous photographs taken during the Pageant for the Dedication of Marple War Memorial in 1922. Click here to go directly to the new album.
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Post by: admin on December 16, 2006, 05:07:08 PM
Twelve more images have have been added to the tour today: Five are from the collection of glass slides mentioned in the previous post, a couple of Marple Cricket Club and the rest a variety of mainly people shots from Ray Noble, who is doing a stirling job digging out these old images.

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 12, 2006, 10:52:05 PM
Another four photos sent to us by Ray Noble have been added to the Tour this evening. Thanks again Ray!

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: admin on October 22, 2006, 05:38:33 PM
A series of twelve photos of Marple Park Tennis Club members taken between 1931 and 1935 have been added to the Tour this evening. If you can put names to any of these faces please do let us know.

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: RAY NOBLE on November 30, 2006, 10:19:19 PM
I thought I sent you the names with the photographs.  Ray.
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Post by: admin on November 30, 2006, 11:07:42 PM
Hi Ray,

No, I've just checked back and found the email with the pictures but there are no names mentioned in it. If you can send them then I'd be delighted to update the captions.

While I'm writing, thanks for the many pictures you've sent us over the last few years Ray, you've provided some great additions to the Tour.  

Cheers,

Mark
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Post by: admin on November 26, 2006, 10:58:14 AM
Six new photographs of the Willows School staff and pupils from 1953/54 have been added to the Tour today. If you can put names to faces then please let us know.

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 05, 2006, 08:25:22 AM
18 additional photographs of the Iron Bridge, Iron Bridge Cottage and the Scroll Bridge, mostly taken in the mid 70s to early 80s have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: Deniseam on December 04, 2006, 10:14:36 AM
Lovely photos of the old hall.  Does anyone have a map showing the location of all these buildings and grounds overlaying what exists now?
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Post by: admin on November 18, 2006, 05:55:15 PM
A batch of 15 new photographs featuring the interior of All Saints' Old Church and a number of other local scenes have been added to the Virtual Tour today.

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: admin on December 02, 2006, 10:27:08 AM
Thanks to Ray there are now names for most of the faces in the Willows pictures. If anyone can fill the few gaps that are left it would be great.
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Post by: admin on December 02, 2006, 07:49:35 PM
Twelve new photographs of Marple Hall have been added to the Tour today, especially for a lady in Canada who intends to make a scale model of the hall. She has been planning and gathering information for this for several years and we have been corresponding for most of this time. We even met at the site of the hall in 2004 and I'm really looking forward to seeing the results!
Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: admin on December 09, 2006, 09:28:28 AM
I had a map that shows the layout of some of the buildings but I can't seem to lay my hands on it at the moment - a good tidy up is called for! I'll upload it to the Tour when it turns up. In the meantime, here's our Christmas present to all you folks who enjoy the old photos in our Virtual Tour:

A gentleman from South Wales called Kevin Gilbert recently purchased a collection of nearly 70 glass negative slides as a job lot because some of them featured World War I soldiers (at Brabyns Hall Military Hospital). A few of the scenes were identifiable as being of Marple due to the writing on them so Kevin's son did an Internet search and found us. When Kevin saw our Virtual Tour he got in touch and subsequently sent us a set of scanned copies of the slides.

Quite a lot of the images we already have on the Tour, or similar ones; however, the quality of these new copies is outstanding, allowing us to pick out details that were not apparent before and gradually replace some of the poorer copies we have. In addition there are several very rare photographs that we have never seen before, so we are particularly grateful to Kevin for his generosity in allowing us to share them with you.

The first twelve images have gone on today as an appetiser and the rest of them will be added to the Tour between now and the Christmas holidays so keep checking back for more.

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: admin on December 21, 2006, 06:54:59 PM
Twelve more images from the collection of glass slides have been added to the tour this evening, including several that we're pretty sure you will not have seen before!

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: admin on December 23, 2006, 08:26:48 AM
A dozen more images from the collection of glass slides have been added to the tour this morning. This time with a couple we are certain you've never seen before featuring 'Bobbin Mill' on Waterside when it was Marple Technical Institute, a cottage on the present day site of the Ring o' Bells car park and another of nearby Chapel Cottages.

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: admin on December 25, 2006, 09:31:36 AM
Another 12 images from the collection of glass slides have been added to the tour this morning, especially for Christmas Day! Most of these ones feature Miss Fanny Hudson, her staff and casualties staying at Brabyns Hall during WW1, when it served as a Military Hospital.

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: admin on December 29, 2006, 10:22:19 AM
The final 12 images from the collection of glass slides have been added to the tour this morning, plus two enlargements of the Marple Defense Corps, so you can see the faces properly. If you can put names to any of these then please do let us know.

We still have a fair backlog of photos to add, so keep coming back for more! Those of you patiently awaiting the photos you've provided to appear, please bear with us.
 

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: admin on January 01, 2007, 02:15:33 PM
Twelve images provided by Derek Aldred comprise our first additions to the Tour for 2007, including a great photograph of Compstall School children in 1923. Just look at the expression on the lad sat next to the teacher - Mrs Hinchcliffe must have ruled with an iron rod! Thanks to Derek, whose mother and mother-in-law named almost everyone in the group photos for him when they were in their 90s.

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.

Note: These new additions temporarily disappeared after our host moved us to a new server but they are back on-line now. Apologies for any confusion.
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Post by: admin on January 07, 2007, 04:51:37 PM
Twelve images provided by Terry Wood have been added to the Virtual Tour this afternoon, including a couple of his grandfather, John Wood.

It's great to see that we'll soon have notched up 50,000 views of the pictures in the new format tour, which is good going since August!

If anyone out there has any new images, then please do get in touch but in the meantime we have more from Terry and from Ray Noble to add in the next week or so.

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: admin on January 21, 2007, 03:30:47 PM
A mixed bag of twelve different images provided by Ray Noble, Terry Wood and John & Barbara Mee have been added to the Virtual Tour this afternoon.

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: admin on January 26, 2007, 06:41:10 PM
Twelve excellent quality colour slides of the Hollins Mill during demolition in 1957, taken by the late Paul Keen, have been added to the Tour this evening.

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: admin on January 29, 2007, 12:24:26 PM
Last night six family photos of Betty Tunstall and other members of her family at Marple Hall were added to the Tour. Betty, who was the daughter of the caretaker, F. Tunstall, was born at the hall in 1923 and lived there until 1932. The photos were provided by Betty's own daughter, Betty Longmate, who says the family will see if they can find anymore - so keep your fingers crossed! Betty Snr. is now 83 years old.

Also added today is a plan view of Marple Hall, as requested by Denise some time ago, which may help you to work out where some of the Marple Hall photos were taken from.

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: admin on February 11, 2007, 04:22:48 PM
This afternoon a series of photos taken by Brian Noble during the replacement of the water wheel at the Little Mill at Rowarth have been added to the Tour, along with a single picture of local man Mike Callan, who in 1967 competed with Arnold Shwarzenegger for the Mr Universe title! All provided to us by Ray Noble.

Use this link to go directly to the latest additions to the Tour.
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Post by: admin on February 17, 2007, 07:20:19 AM
Last night a sequence of eleven photos of Strines Chimney coming down taken by Arthur Proctor were added to the Virtual Tour.

Because these are sequential, the best way to view them is to got to the first one in the "Other Events" Album and then use the slideshow feature by clicking the little clapperboard image to the left of where it says FILE 35/52.

Use this link to go directly to the first photo in the sequence.
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Post by: admin on August 27, 2007, 04:57:43 PM
Apologies to those of you who enjoy the regular new additions to the Virtual Tour, unfortunately due to the Iron Bridge Restoration kicking off and all kinds of things going on with the Friends of the Park we've been rather stretched.

Speaking of the Iron Bridge, we have added a new album in the Brabyns Park section that will be used to record the progress of the restoration work. History in the making so to speak! Follow this link to go straight to the latest additions.

We hope to add more modern galleries to the Tour in the future, like Marple Carnival and other local events as well as adding more old photos too. It's just a matter of finding the time!
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Post by: admin on September 01, 2007, 07:25:59 AM
Photos of the tree work at the Iron Bridge have been added to the tour this morning.

Follow this link to go straight to the latest additions.
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Post by: admin on September 03, 2007, 10:52:23 PM
A selection of photos of the Bailey bridge being removed from the Iron Bridge have been added to the tour this evening.

Follow this link to go straight to the latest additions.
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Post by: admin on September 05, 2007, 06:55:06 PM
Continuing our updates on the Iron Bridge Restoration six photos of the gas main being exposed over that last two days have now been added plus three "new" photos of the Bailey bridge being installed back in 1991 given to us by Hugh Johnson after he was interviewed by Fusion Films last week.

Follow this link to go straight to the latest additions.
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Post by: admin on September 16, 2007, 08:11:14 AM
Twelve new photos of the Iron Bridge project progress have been added to the Tour this morning. These include the scaffolding erection and details of some unfortunate damage done to the iron railings.
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Post by: admin on September 20, 2007, 10:15:07 PM
A whole host of photos of the Iron Bridge restoration taken today and Tuesday have been added to the Tour this evening, plus we have a brand new album started to track the restoration of the Scroll Bridge in Brabyns Park, which began earlier this week.

Follow this link to go straight to the latest additions. and this one to go straight to the Scroll Bridge album.
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Post by: admin on September 29, 2007, 07:12:48 PM
Half a dozen pictures of the Iron Bridge Restoration have been added to the tour tonight from the last week, plus one of the Scroll Bridge, which seems to have gone quiet again.
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Post by: admin on October 03, 2007, 05:49:01 PM
Another dozen pictures from the last two days of grit blasting at the Iron Bridge revealing some interesting details underneath all that rust and paint have been added this evening.

Follow this link to go straight to the latest additions.
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Post by: alison on October 03, 2007, 10:29:15 PM
Does anyone have any idea why on the gallery I am unable to see most of the bridge pictures? None of the other pictures are affected but I only seem to be able to see about 1 in 10 of any iron bridge pics that are added - the rest I just get the text but no picture

Alison
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Post by: admin on October 03, 2007, 11:17:30 PM
No, that's pretty weird. How many times have you tried? Is it always from the same pc? Is anyone else experiencing this?

Earlier this evening I added 12 "new" postcards to the tour too, especially for anyone getting fed up with just Iron Bridge pictures. Mainly of the Roman Lakes and surrounds. Can you see all these ok but not the bridge ones still?

Try looking at the bridge ones via this link:

http://www.mwdh.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=52

Incidentally, we've just passed the 200,000th image viewed since we set these new galleries up.
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Post by: alison on October 04, 2007, 07:24:08 PM
Hi

yes all from the same PC - I will try from work tomorrow. Of the postcards I can see all but 1 on page 1. When I go onto page 2 where it is mostinly iron bridge pictures I can only see the one of the pictures - I have no thumbnails at all - not even the little red crosses you get when a picture does not download. Its the same for most of the iron bridge photos.

By the way, its 7.20pm and someone is on the bridge with a torch - are the workmen very dedicated or is someone mucking about!

Alison
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Post by: admin on October 04, 2007, 08:08:38 PM
They were intending to work until dusk today trying to get the grit blasting finished.

I've tried on 3 pcs or laptops so far and cannot replicate the problem you are having. Is it possible that it's some kind of issue with a firewall or something?

Let us know how you get on at work.
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Post by: alison on October 05, 2007, 01:01:46 PM
Works fine at work - doesn't the bridge look different all cleaned up! Must just be my PC but I don't know whay - I don't have the problem with any other websites, I am on broadband - its a complete mystery!
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Post by: admin on October 05, 2007, 06:58:05 PM
Firewall or "nanny" type filter is the only thing I can think of. The Iron Bridge picture files are all named using the same convention i.e. 116_1234a.jpg. No idea why this would not be acceptable but to give an example of the kind of thing that can happen: I was contacted by a lady in Australia who couldn't see the calendar pictures on the Marple Promotions web site. We had numerous exchanges and another chap from Oz also got involved before we discovered that her "net nanny" type filter (I think it was a Norton product) didn't like the word promotions in the site name so would not allow the pictures to be displayed. If you have any software like this running just switch it off for a while and visit the site again. That will eliminate (or incriminate) it and allow you to narrow down the search for the cause.

You could also try installing Firefox 2.0 as an alternative browser and see what happens with this.
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Post by: alison on October 06, 2007, 10:57:28 AM
Aha!

It was Norton - and it was the ad blocking option - soon as I turned it off pictures galore!

Thanks for your help

Alison
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Post by: admin on October 11, 2007, 07:36:35 PM
Another dozen picture of the Iron Bridge from 4th and 5th October have been added today, along with a brand new gallery of photos from Marple Carnival 2007.

Follow this link for the new Carnival Album.
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Post by: Iona on October 14, 2007, 07:00:50 PM
The carnival photo of the children in 'white robes' are the 'felines' from Dr Who.

Thanks Iona - caption updated - Mark 19:13
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Post by: admin on October 26, 2007, 06:41:57 PM
Just slipped a quick 4 additions to the Tour. Two provided by Ray Noble (doesn't he look like his great grandad! ) and two taken by Arthur Procter of the 1000 fluorescent tubes at Chadkirk recently that were placed to highlight the Connect2 Project.

Follow this link to go straight to the latest additions.
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Post by: RAY NOBLE on October 26, 2007, 07:48:03 PM
It's my grandfather not great grandfather. Ray
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Post by: admin on October 27, 2007, 07:39:20 AM
Apologies Ray, I misread your email, corrected now.
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Post by: admin on December 16, 2007, 09:43:09 AM
Have added some photos of the Scroll Bridge restoration progress this morning, plus some scary shots of the water levels of the River Goyt down at the Iron Bridge earlier this month.

Follow this link to go straight to the latest additions.
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Post by: admin on January 04, 2008, 09:20:16 AM
It's been a while since we've added many vintage pictures to the tour but this morning it has been updated with mixed bag of a dozen 'new' ones. Enjoy!

Follow this link to go straight to the latest additions.
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Post by: Jay on January 04, 2008, 09:02:51 PM
Hi Mark, on the Time Tour, where is that picture of the signal box at Rose Hill supposed to be located? Was it on the existing line or on what used to be the line? Just wondering as the station and line have intrested me for a long time and I've never seen this picture before.
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Post by: admin on January 05, 2008, 07:50:45 AM
It was at the Middlewood Way end of the station. There are a couple of photographs that locate it for you on our feature 'Railways of Marple & District', one from 1962 and the other from 1914, see below:

To the left of centre in this 1962 pic.


And in line with the base of the brickworks chimney in this 1914 one.


Visit Railways of Marple & District
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Post by: admin on January 13, 2008, 01:46:28 PM
Fifteen new pictures have been added to the Virtual Tour this afternoon. Ten of them are of Green Bank, a house that used to be sited on Hibbert Lane. The other five have been received as a result of feedback from the new Willows Walks feature and include several school shots, Marple Swimming Club and a great picture of the Carnival procession passing G.R. Yeates in the mid 50s.

Follow this link to go straight to the latest additions.
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Post by: admin on January 19, 2008, 10:00:48 AM
Three recently acquired postcards have been added to the tour this morning. Two, we think, depicting participants queuing to join an early Marple Carnival parade and one of a Music Festival held in the Ridge Quarry, probably 1909. Click here for the latest additions.........
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Post by: admin on January 27, 2008, 04:13:03 PM
A dozen different pictures across a wide range of topics have been added to the Virtual Tour this afternoon.

Click here to see these latest additions.........
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Post by: admin on February 09, 2008, 08:03:05 AM
Three new photos have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. One of Marple Wharf Junction, a great picture of Strines Ladies Hockey Club 1st Team (1922/23) and L.S. Lowry visiting the 1973 SMA Exhibition.

Click here to see these latest additions.........
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Post by: admin on February 16, 2008, 07:12:14 AM
Some of you have enquired about not being able to access the Virtual Tour for the last few days. This is due to the domain being prematurely suspended before it expires. Unfortunately because our host registered this on our behalf in their own name we don't appear to be able to do much about it directly ourselves, which is most frustrating.

We are currently waiting for the host to link a new domain name to our package and hope to have things back to normal soon. Fingers crossed, we hope we're not going to loose all that hard work!
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Post by: admin on February 16, 2008, 11:31:04 AM
The Virtual Tour is back in business at http://www.visitmarple.co.uk

Thank goodness!
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Post by: admin on February 17, 2008, 07:27:25 PM
Having got the Virtual Tour working again we've now added some more photos to the Iron Bridge Restoration section showing the strengthening work recently completed and some screen captures of the design that has been taking us so long to finalise. Look out for an update of the Project Diary with the latest news in the very near future.


Click here to go direct to the latest additions..........
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Post by: admin on March 21, 2008, 05:29:59 PM
Seventeen new pictures have been added to the Tour today. These include several glass slides all associated with the Sunday School at the Trinity Methodist Church that used to be on Market Street. Others show Christmas celebrations in an early 1950s Hollins Mill Canteen plus a couple of shots of Heys Farm, Marple Bridge, and one of a couple of ladies inside the former Little Gem Cinema, also early 1950s.


Click here to go direct to the latest additions..........
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 28, 2008, 08:31:33 AM
Several new pictures have been added to the Tour this morning. Three from the field trips that were part of the Story of Brabyns and Iron Bridge education course, one of the maintenance gang from Hollins Mill, one of children at the Albert School, one of Brabyns Brow, one of Dan Bank Toll House, one of the Aqueduct and Viaduct and another of a Marple family called Dawson.


Click here to go direct to the latest additions..........
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 04, 2008, 08:15:18 PM
Twenty-four pictures taken at the Iron Bridge on Wednesday during the installation of the first Steel Hollow Box Section and the first stages of the gas main diversion have just been added to the Tour:


Click here to go direct to the latest additions..........
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 05, 2008, 10:40:29 AM
Four more new pictures just added to the Tour, two from regular contributor Ray Noble and two from Roy Bradley. They include Pear Tree Farm, a group of lads at Roman Lakes, three young ladies on Roman Bridge and a nice shot of the Toll House on Dan Bank.

Thank you Ray & Roy, keep 'em coming!


Click here to go direct to the latest additions..........
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 06, 2008, 08:18:17 AM
We're on a bit of a roll here with Roy Bradley scouring the family albums for photos of interest. Today we've added eight images of people associated with the Trinity Church, some related to local mills, a school photo and a shot of the Alms Houses.

Brilliant stuff!


Click here to go direct to the latest additions..........
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 12, 2008, 10:19:10 AM
We've added a brand new album to the Tour this morning covering a large set of black and white negatives taken inside and outside of Marple Dale Orthopaedic Hospital during a Christmas in the 1930s. We have no idea who the people on the photos are and, if still alive, they will be well into their 70s or 80s. We hope you find them interesting.

Click here to go straight to the new album.
Title: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 20, 2008, 07:53:22 AM
The Tour was updated yesterday with seven new picture, five from a 1970s Marple Carnival Parade, one from a 1960s dance in Marple Baths (thanks Ray) and one of a gentleman called G.E.H. Keillor, of Marple Gas Dept, which has found its way to us from some papers in Aberdeen!

Incidentally, we've been having a little trouble with the gallery returning to default settings recently. When it does this it looks quite different to normal - less images displayed etc - and I haven't got to the bottom of what is causing it yet. If you notice it looking odd, please drop me an email at mark@marple-uk.com so I can reset it.

Click here to go direct to the latest additions..........
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 03, 2008, 03:35:20 PM
Getting back to normal, now that the forum is sorted out, nine new pictures from the Iron Bridge restoration taken this week have been added to the Virtual Tour today. The Tour has also been upgraded to the latest software version!

Follow this link to go direct to the latest additions: http://www.visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0 (http://www.visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 04, 2008, 05:38:55 PM
Continuing to catch up, twelve new photos have been added to the Tour this afternoon. These include a 1950s Boys Brigade trip to Blackpool, a shot of the Stag and Pheasant pub on an incredibly narrow Bunker Hill in 1908, plus a series of shots of Marple from the air. The latter can each be clicked on to reveal a larger than normal image but if only we had even higher resolution versions of these! There are also three canal shots featuring boathouses courtesy of the Basil Juda collection.

Follow this link to go direct to the latest additions: http://www.visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0 (http://www.visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Howard on May 04, 2008, 06:55:36 PM
plus a series of shots of Marple from the air. The latter can each be clicked on to reveal a larger than normal image but if only we had even higher resolution versions of these!

I've definitely seen bigger versions of those "Marple from the Air" images. I remember seeing them at an exhibition, sometime in the last four to five years, though I can't remember where.

I do like them though, I can see my house! It must have been really quiet then...
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: alison on May 04, 2008, 07:46:04 PM
Some of those 'bird's eye' views are reproduced in a book that is being sold at the moment called 'Stockport from the Air'  - I bought a copy at the weekend and its really interesting, its mixes old photos and up to date photos and is good quality. There is a temporary shop opposite the Peel Centre selling the books, and I think you can get them online too.

Just to point out - I have nothing to do with the people that produced the book - I just thought its was a really interesting book to own (even though both mine and my parents houses are just off the photos!)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 06, 2008, 09:21:24 PM
A dozen pictures of the second steel hollow box section beam being installed at the Iron Bridge earlier today have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this evening.  Follow this link to see them: http://www.visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 10, 2008, 01:50:44 PM
A brand new album has been uploaded to the 'People' section of the Virtual Tour this afternoon. It features 52 photos of Marple's Firefighters since the 1940, when our Peter was just a lad, up to the late 1990s Follow this link to see them: http://www.visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 17, 2008, 06:43:01 AM
Another dozen pictures of the iron bridge restoration have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning. These include the installation of the decking plates and reapirs to the wing walls and railings  Follow this link to see them: http://www.visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 24, 2008, 12:31:27 PM
Another half a dozen pictures of the iron bridge restoration have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour today, along with a newly acquired picture of the bridge taken in 1963. Follow this link to see them: http://www.visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 13, 2008, 11:47:54 AM
Six pictures of the iron bridge taken this morning have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour. The bridge will be open to the public around 6pm this evening.

Follow this link to see them: http://www.visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 15, 2008, 06:46:38 AM
A few more pictures taken at the Iron Bridge by Arthur Procter on Friday have been added to the tour this morning. Apologies that we are rather focused on the bridge at the moment - we do have some more old pictures to add too and normal service will be resumed as soon as we can!

Follow this link to see them: http://www.visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 21, 2008, 07:04:40 PM
Very impressive Ray! A great selection of photos from today's Carnival waiting for me when I got home! My favourite dozen have been uploaded this evening. If anyone else has any shots they'd like to share just send 'em in!

Follow this link to see them: http://www.visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 22, 2008, 06:49:52 AM
Some more Carnival uploaded this morning, this time from Gavin Eyquem. Keep 'em coming folks!

Follow this link to see them: http://www.visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0 
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 22, 2008, 09:43:34 PM
Can't go to bed without doing an update on today's proceedings, so here's the first couple of dozen photos of the Iron Bridge oepning ceremony earlier today. These ones were all taken by Gill Whittaker but we'll hopefully be adding more soon from some of the professionals who were in attendance.

Thanks to everyone who came along and made it such a great day for us. http://www.visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 28, 2008, 06:15:20 PM
The Virtual Tour was updated earlier today with a number of contributions from local photographer Arthur Procter - there were some from the Iron Bridge Opening Ceremony, some from the Carnival and also a set from the Etherow Raft Race on Sunday afternoon. We've also had some Carnival photos from Tracy Lawley, who is the manager of the Brinnington Samba Band that took part in the parade and performed during the day.

For the latest additions go to: www.visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 29, 2008, 07:04:23 AM
The 2008 Marple Carnival album has been topped up this morning with some great shots from Len Maynard. Thank you to everyone who has contributed photos - I think you've shown that the people of Marple had a great time despite the weather!

For the latest additions go to: www.visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 04, 2008, 07:57:12 PM
A special treat for anyone who missed Bare Necessities Swimwear Fashion Event in support of the Find a Cure for Martha Campaign last Saturday. Photos by Arthur Procter.

http://www.visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=60
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: orangewhip on July 17, 2008, 03:53:02 PM
are there any old photographs of the area surrounding the romper inn available please? 

I suppose this area could be classified as 'the ridge' as I believe this is the local nomenclature.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 17, 2008, 05:20:18 PM
Not many but if you search for "romper" you'll find photos of the pub when it was called the Farmer's Arms. There are a few pics of the Ridge Quarry too, again, use the search.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 24, 2008, 10:32:58 PM
Yesterday, 23 July 2008, Mrs Jean Procter MBE in her 90th year ( MBE received in 1998 for services to the Women's Land Army) went to number 10 Downing Street in London to receive her Badge and Certificate for War time effort in the Women's Land Army. She was one of 50 ladies to go to London to meet Gordon Brown and to be presented with her badge and certificate by Hillary Benn MP.

We are delighted to add a new album of photos taken by Kathryn Procter during the visit to No. 10 in Mrs Procter's honour.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/index.php?cat=26
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 26, 2008, 07:43:50 AM
Just a day before Mrs Procter met the PM local lad (Lance Corporal) Ryan Heywood attended the Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace with his wife Ashley. Ryan, who is Ray Noble's grandson, plays French Horn in the The Band of The Kings Division and learnt his trade in Marple Band.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-2176
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 27, 2008, 08:51:18 AM
A new album of photos taken at the 2008 Romiley Young Farmer's Show has been added to the Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=62

If you have any photos illustrating different aspects of the show, then share them with us.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 31, 2008, 09:07:14 AM
Some fantastic photos of Sid Procter in his shoe shop on Market Street have just been added to the Tour. They were taken by son Arthur, in September 1987, just a few weeks before Sid retired. H M Procter & Son was at 8-10 Market Street for 54 years, Starting in 1933.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 17, 2008, 03:03:29 PM
Some time ago now Ray Noble borrowed an album of postcards from a friend, scanned them all and sent us copies. We already had many of them on the Tour but there were also quite a few we didn't or some we did but the copies Ray sent were better. Well at last I've managed to sort through them and today I've added the first batch of 12. Will continue adding them over the next few days / weeks. Follow the link below for the latest additions.


http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 28, 2008, 06:02:19 PM
Another dozen of Ray's aquisitions have been added to the Tour this evening, just use the link below to see them:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 07, 2008, 10:24:08 AM
The rest of Ray's aquisitions that we didn't have were added to the Tour this morning, plus several that we did have but replaced because the quality was a little better.

Click here to see them: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Ray has also sent some new photos of Woodville Hall recently that will be added very soon. Thank you Ray for the huge contribution you've made to our growning on-line collection.

After the Woodville Hall photos we have something rather special to announce - exciting stuff for those who enjoy old photos of the area.  8)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 13, 2008, 09:04:42 AM
Ray's photos of Woodville Hall interior and exterior that he took in 1993 shortly before it closed have been added to the Tour today. There is also a new photo of Marple Band and one of the Bowlers at the Spring Gardens in 1958, thanks to Dave Brindley and T Minch for these last two.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Look out for the special announcement mentioned below, coming soon to a photo gallery near you!

Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 14, 2008, 07:26:16 PM
Some photos taken during last week's International Merchant Navy Day Ceremony have been added to the Virtual Tour this evening:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 28, 2008, 11:18:23 AM
We've had some technical issues with the Virtual Tour this weekend which has prevented it working for around 36 hours but it is back up and running now. I've just caught up with a great range of photos from the Food and Drink Festival provided by Arthur Procter and I have a bit of a back log of others to catch up with too. Hopefully later today if server doesn't go all squiffy again!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=64
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 02, 2008, 10:45:16 PM
Well it did go squiffy again, a few times, but seems to be fixed now - touch wood!

Tonight a number of photos provided by Paul Beetham, Chairman of Marple Band, of the band at the Food and Drink Festival  have been belatedly added to the tour.
 
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 06, 2008, 09:14:59 PM
More problems over the weekend mean I'm even further behind with the Virtual Tour (it was an SQL problem this time). However, several photos taken by Svetlana Roberts and Ruth Hargreaves at the Food Festival have been added this evening. We have some good shots from the Marple Wine Club Wine Tasting to add soon too and then, all being well, we are close to that special announcement I mentioned a few posts back! Keep watching this space as they say.......

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 07, 2008, 10:10:39 PM
Those Marple Wine Club tasting photos are now on-line http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 17, 2008, 07:14:43 PM
We are delighted to announce that Marple Civic Society have agreed to share their photographic archives with us and the rest of the local community through the Marple Website's "Virtual Tour".

The Civic Society have been taking photographs of local buildings, street scenes and landscapes around Marple and District since the 1970s. With a particular focus on listed buildings, they have built up a huge collection of fascinating black and white and colour images. Until recently these had been only been accessible to their members but earlier this year the committee agreed to share them with us and at last we're ready to begin adding them.

At present we've scanned the first folder of black and white negatives from the 1970s - 80s and they will be added progressively in small batches over the next few weeks and months. We have another larger folder full of colour negative to start on soon, so are going to be busy for some time yet before dipping into what else they have available after that.

Tonight the first dozen photographs have been added to the Tour. These are all associated with the re-erection of the Marple Hall date stone and plaque in the early eighties by the Civic Society and Marple Antiquarian Society (now Marple Local History Society).

If you were around then and can tell us more about this, perhaps helping us to improve the captions and add names to faces in the photographs then that would be brilliant!

To see the latest additions go to http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup and enjoy!

For more information about Marple Civic Society visit www.marplecivicsociety.org.uk
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 17, 2008, 09:11:18 PM
Taking a closer look at the Marple Hall albums after adding the Civic Society photos I realised that the photos from the brochure for the Marple Hall auction in 1929 were not on-line, although the album description indicated that they should be. This has now been rectified with the addition of 12 images from the 378 lots that went under the hammer.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 19, 2008, 02:57:54 PM
Another batch of 20 photos from the Marple Civic Society Archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this afternoon.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 26, 2008, 08:32:24 AM
The next film from Marple Civic Society's Archives has been added to the Virtual Tour this morning, along with one doctored photo provided by Ray Noble (see also this thread http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=2099.0) If a better copy becomes available we'll replace it.

Follow this link to go straight to the latest addtions: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 29, 2008, 06:50:20 PM
Three new photos added to the Tour this evening from a lady called Jane Bulleyment (nee Sobo) featuring All Saints' School girls from 1928/29, including her mum Joan Royle, and Brownies from 1957/58. Jane and her step-brother Christopher Clarke are also on a great photo of Marple Swimming Club that we already had, so the caption has been updated.

Use this link for the Swimming Club photo: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-1783

and this for the new additions: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 01, 2008, 08:32:45 AM
Another 1978 black and white film from the Marple Civic Society Archives has been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup 
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 08, 2008, 10:17:58 AM
Another 1978 film from the Marple Civic Society Archives has been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup

There's one photo I'm not completely sure about - if anyone can confirm what the building is please let me know: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-2507
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 08, 2008, 03:46:40 PM
Thank you to those of you who confirmed that the building on the photo was the Old Parish Hall on Chadwick Street. The photo caption has been amended accordingly.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 09, 2008, 05:05:16 PM
A dozen photos from today's Remembrance Service in Marple Memorial Park have been added to the Virtual Tour this evening.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 15, 2008, 08:48:00 AM
Two films from Marple Civic Society's Archives have been uploaded to the Tour this morning, one from 1978 (the last of that year) and another from 1979.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

The latter includes a couple of great shots of the Iron Bridge during the gas main installation in 1979! This throws into doubt the picture we already had, taken by Ron Booth in the late eighties, of what we assumed was the gas main installation. Closer examination (and hindsight) now suggests that Ron's photo was of the wooden decking being renewed and the gas main must have already been in place.

If you search the Tour for "gas main 1979" you will see all 3 photos together.

There is one photo, of a house called "Simmondley" that I don't recognise. Does anyone know where this is (or was) please?

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-2546

Also, if you can put names to the faces planting trees near Possett Bridge in 1979 that would be interesting.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Cycling Duk on November 15, 2008, 10:11:11 AM
Peter,  I am pretty certain that the photograph of Simmondley No 14/2449 is the cottage on the bad bend at the bottom of the dip in the road on High Lane travelling to-wards Glossop on the continuation of Town Lane Charlesworth (Right at the Grey Mare) before the road becomes Simmondley Lane.  ( 53º.434154 North and -1º.974835 West ) you can search this in Google Earth!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 15, 2008, 05:58:43 PM
Two photos of pupils at St. Martin's School c1929, provided by Susan Slingsby, have just been added to the Tour, see http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Thanks for your response on the Simmondsley photo Duk! Seems a long way out for Marple Civic Society but you could well be right, the name certainly seems to fit.

Mark
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 22, 2008, 09:58:34 AM
Just over two dozen photos from the Civic Society Archives have been added to the Tour this morning. They comprise more photographs of the area from 1979-80, including quite a bit of reconstruction going on, plus a series of photos of postcards that have come out quite well. A few we had already have been replaced because these copies are better and one or two I could have sworn we had already but I could find them with a search! If you spot any duplicates please let me know.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

A few people have advised that Simmondley is over towards Glossop / Charlesworth, so I'm not sure why it's found its way into the Society's archive but it is, so it might as well stay on the tour.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 29, 2008, 08:29:59 AM
Back-tracking to 1978, we have another dozen photos of Marple from the Civic Society Archives. These are in a different format, approx 2" square negatives, but probably the same photographer. I've cropped off some big skies on one or two of them.

If you have comments or can improve the captions, just let me know.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 13, 2008, 12:48:04 PM
Twelve scans from glass slides provided by Marple Local History Society have been added to the Tour this afternoon. Some of them we need some help identifying where they are.

There is also another new image added a little earlier of John Thompson Harris, mill manager at Hollins Mill for a period.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 14, 2008, 09:57:35 AM
Photos from the Marple Christmas Cracker Event last weekend and also a few from the Winter Wonderland have been added to the Tour this morning. Thanks to Arthur Procter and Ruth Hargreaves for these.

If you have any good photos from either of these events that you'd like to add, then get in touch.

This link will take you straight to the Events Albums http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/index.php?cat=25&page=2
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 25, 2008, 08:59:41 AM
Another 20 odd photos from the Civic Society Archives have been added to the Tour this morning while I wait for everyone else to get up! Most of these are of the Chadwick Street Car Park area, which was obviously a very popular subject for the archive photographer.

If you have comments or can improve the captions, just let me know.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 26, 2008, 08:51:54 AM
A few more miscellaneous pictures added to the Tour this morning, including one that needs some detective work to identify the location. Could the wall the fancy dress kids are standing in front of be in Brabyns?

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 30, 2008, 07:51:55 AM
More pictures from the Marple Civic Society archives taken in 1980 have been added this morning. It's interesting to see some of the stories developing as these photos are progressively added. For example the reconstruction of Brick Bridge and the restoration of the Strawberry Hill Farm Buildings from their derelict state in 1978 to the restored versions in 1980 that we would recognise today.

As usual, if you have comments or can improve the captions, just let me know.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 02, 2009, 08:57:37 AM
The first upload of 2009 from the Marple Civic Society Archives has a distinctly Mellor flavour. All 26 photos are from 1980.

Your comments or suggestions to improve the captions are welcome.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 10, 2009, 09:09:13 AM
Some great photos of Ludworth School, both the buildings and pupils and teachers, have been added to the Tour this morning. A couple of the photos we already had, so these have been used to replace the old versions rather than uploaded freshly. They will not be visible in the most recent additions, so I've included separate links below:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-604

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-950

Also added are a couple of photos from Ray Noble of the Goyt Mill chimney taken in 1980.

Use this link for the new additions: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 18, 2009, 07:00:27 AM
Thirty photos from Marple Civic Society's Archives were uploaded to the Virtual Tour during yesterday but I've only just finished the captions. As usual your comments or suggestions to improve these are most welcome.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: VIRTUAL TOUR PHOTO'S
Post by: badger on January 23, 2009, 07:54:05 AM
I would just like to say that the photo's bring back some memories of my time as a Plumber & Electrician
in and around Marple. Notably file 5/2676 Stephouses as my father and I put in some water purifiers (basically porcelain candles to which the water passed through before reaching the tap) in the 70's because hen muck and diesel was getting into the water course from the chicken farm at the top of the road.Then several years later we blocked up the well and put in a water main, digging a trench down the lane from Horsepool.
Also file 30/2676 Manor Farm, the white extention (centre) without the Georgian windows. I worked on that which was very interesting as its a listed building things had to be in keeping with the original even the large sandstone roof slabs. Why aren't the windows Georgian now?
                                                                                                       
                                                                                          Thanks for the memories.
 
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 24, 2009, 03:04:01 PM
A batch of 18 more Civic Society Archive photos have been uploaded to the Tour today. We're now getting towards the end of the B&W album and I will soon be starting to scan the colour ones. No idea yet what is in them and looking forward to finding out.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 17, 2009, 07:54:46 PM
Catching up all over, some new pictures were uploaded to the Tour on 8th February but I didn't post here due to the server problems until now.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 19, 2009, 09:13:24 PM
Some new photos of Marple Children's Orthopaedic Hospital (Treetops) on Dale Road have been added to the Virtual Tour this evening, plus a picture of the Miner's Arms in Mellor. Thanks are due to Coral Dranfield.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 01, 2009, 09:53:59 AM
Some more photos of Treetops have been added to the Tour this morning. These were taken shortly before the demolition by Coral Dranfield. There are also some present day photos of the basement at the George Hotel in Compstall taken by Ruth Hargreaves that have been added too. Apparently when the current bridge near to the George was constructed the level of the road was raised and the building was extended upwards to match it. There is evidence of this in some of Ruth's photos.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 10, 2009, 09:12:27 AM
A mixed bag of updates to the Tour this morning include the last from the B&W Civic Society photo album, featuring the Lime Kilns, some great school photos from All Saints' and Albert School, a couple of recent shots of Marple Band at their 2008 Christmas concert and the picture of Rhodes Houses mentioned in a separate post.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

In addition, we've discovered the names of the people in Marple's 1920/21 Lacrosse Team photo, so that has been updated, see: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-601
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 29, 2009, 01:37:33 PM
As if it's not bad enough losing an hour off the day, I've just lost 3 more having to apply a security upgrade to the Virtual Tour! That's scuppered most of the things I was planning to do today but at least I can now add more images to the Tour. We've recently discovered that some of the pictures used in Peter & Ann Hearle's book Then & Now (and some that didn't make it) weren't on the Tour already. Having realised that we can now put it right and these are the first dozen of approximately 70 fascinating images.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 06, 2009, 06:37:35 PM
Another dozen pictures were added to the Tour earlier today but then the server went AWOL for a few hours soon after. Things appear to be working again so you can now see them. They include several from Ray Noble, a few more from Then and Now plus some that I "discovered" in my in-box when I was looking for something else  :-[

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 10, 2009, 10:57:15 AM
Another 12 fantastic images from Ann & Peter's "Then and Now" have just been added to the Tour. These should help push us on towards the milestone of half a million views!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 12, 2009, 09:07:59 AM
A special Easter treat - uploaded to the Tour this morning are a dozen photos of pupils at our local schools in the first half of the last century (All Saints' plus one Albert Schools). Many of the All Saints' ones are already featured in our 2002 tribute to All Saints' School at www.marple-uk.net/allsaints but they merit a place in the Virtual Tour Galleries too.

Several of the photos have lists of names with them, which always makes them more interesting. These are displayed in the comments where available. If you can identify anyone else we'd be delighted to know.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

All being well more will be added tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 13, 2009, 10:05:31 AM
The remaining All Saints' School photos have now been added to the Tour.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 25, 2009, 08:37:22 AM
This morning a new category has been created on the Virtual Tour to hold colour photographs from Marple Civic Society's archives that were taken in the early 1990s. Just over 100 of these photos featured in the Society's exhibition about the Listed Buildings of Marple and District in 1993.

The first dozen of the photos exhibited have just been uploaded and the remainder will be added progressively. Once that is complete there are a couple of hundred that were not included in the exhibition to add as well!

We'd like to thank Marple Civic Society once again for sharing their archives with us and, by doing that, sharing them with everyone. Visit their web site at www.marplecivicsociety.org.uk to learn more about the Society's activities.

You can use the usual link to latest additions or go directly to the new album using this link:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=68
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 02, 2009, 07:52:34 AM
A dozen new images covering a variety of subjects have been added to the Tour this morning. Thanks are due to Ray Noble, Ann Papageorgiou, Ray Shepherd and T. Minch for their contributions.

They include some shots of the houses on Coombes Avenue being built in the mid 1980s, Marple Boys Brigade camping in 1952, the opening of Marple Co-Op on Market Street in 1913, All Saints' pupils in 1946-47, the old cross on Cobden Edge and several others. Fascinating stuff - keep 'em coming folks!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 03, 2009, 08:39:07 AM
Yesterday's additions to the Virtual Tour saw us pass the amazing milestone of 500,000 images viewed. In fact, around 1,000 images were viewed yesterday alone, which is pretty impressive.

An image view (sorry if I'm starting the obvious) is when someone views one of the pictures at full size, rather than looking at the thumbnails.

It has taken around 2.5 years to reach this total. Wonder how long to our first 1,000,000 views  8)

www.visitmarple.co.uk
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 04, 2009, 08:21:06 AM
The next 12 images from the 1993 Marple Civic Society Exhibition of Listed Buildings have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=30
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 17, 2009, 09:57:17 AM
12 more images from the 1993 Marple Civic Society Exhibition of Listed Buildings have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=30

In addition, 12 images covering a variety of different subjects have also been added. Thanks are due to Ann Hearle, Edmund Wilkinson and Jim Graves for these.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 23, 2009, 08:06:00 AM
Another 12 images on a variety of topics have been added to the "Tour" this morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Look out for our two page "Then and Now" feature in the new Visit Marple booklet being distributed to local homes and available in local outlets like the Ring o' Bells!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 31, 2009, 07:50:06 AM
Twenty-four images, mainly of the Lime Kilns and Strines Road area, have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. The majority were taken by Jim Graves, who was Deputy Headmaster at Willows School during the 1960s/70s. Thank you to Jim and to Hilary Atkinson of Marple Local History Society for passing them on to us.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Incidentally, it hadn't occurred to me to mention before but if you click the "notify" button at the top or bottom of this topic (or any other topic) you should receive email notification that a new post has been added here, which usually means more pictures have been added to the Tour.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 15, 2009, 10:56:52 AM
Four images provided by Ray Noble have been added to the Tour this morning. On three of them Ray has worked particularly hard to put as many names to faces as he can and we really appreciate the effort that he puts in to keep us supplied with new and interesting material for the Tour. Thank you Ray!

Incidentally, so that you can see the fruits of Ray's efforts more clearly we've included larger than normal copies of the images with names and you can access these by clicking on the standard sized image.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 20, 2009, 08:27:00 PM
Three dozen Marple Carnival pictures have been uploaded to a new album in the Virtual Tour this evening. Have already received some more from Ray Noble and these should be on-line in the morning. If anyone else has any more photos from the day please get in touch or email them through. Here a link to the new Carnival 2009 album: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=70

Looks like Sarah had a good day despite the weather:

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/carny2009/Img_9455a.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 21, 2009, 07:49:54 AM
As promised more photos of Marple Carnival, these from Ray Noble, have been added to the 2009 Carnival album this morning: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=70
 
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 25, 2009, 08:27:17 PM
12 more images from the 1993 Marple Civic Society Exhibition of Listed Buildings have been added to the Virtual Tour this evening. http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=30
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 28, 2009, 07:30:58 AM
A series of photographs taken during the 1990 "Oldknow 200" Festival have been added to a new Events Album on the Virtual Tour this morning. These have kindly been provided by Ann Hearle of Marple Local History Society. Now that they are on-line Ann will be giving us some more details to enable the captions to be improved.

"Oldknow 200" was a two week long festival held in 1990 to celebrate the achievements of Samuel Oldknow and the bicentenary of the erection of Mellor Mill. The event must have provided numerous photo opportunities and we hope that local people will be inspired to dig through their drawers to and find more pictures from the celebrations that we can add to this album to make it more representative of the whole festival.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=71

Incidentally, these additions take the number of images in the Tour to more than 3,000.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 03, 2009, 06:53:19 AM
Seven new images were added to the Tour last night (captioned this morning) including another find of Ray's featuring All Saints' School children from the 1940s. There is also a lantern slide of Marple Hall, a copy of the warrant for the execution of King Charles I and a few postcards recently acquired.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 04, 2009, 06:50:02 PM
During tomorrow's Locks Festival look out for the brand new book "Marple & District Through Time" on the Stockport Heritage tent. The book is a fresh look at Marple through old postcards and photographs alongside present day shots and has been produced by Steve Cliffe and Coral Dranfield of Stockport Heritage Trust.

The majority of the old photos in the book were provided by us from the Virtual Tour and there is a great acknowledgement at the end explaining this and asking folks to get in touch with us if they have photos to share.

We're really pleased that our efforts to build the "Tour" over the last few years have supported the production of this book and congratulate Steve and Coral on their great work.

Ray - you get a mention in the acknowledgements too  8)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: RAY NOBLE on July 05, 2009, 01:26:52 PM
Book sold out by midday. Ray
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 06, 2009, 08:20:55 PM
Some photos from yesterday's Locks Festival have been added to the Tour this evening. If you have any you'd like to share just send them in! http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=72
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 18, 2009, 08:24:26 AM
12 more images from the 1993 Marple Civic Society Exhibition of Listed Buildings have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=30
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 10, 2009, 08:32:35 AM
Four new images have been added to the Tour this morning. One is a picture of Hawk Green provided by Coral Dranfield and another is a watercolour painting of Marple Hall sent by a descendant of the Hodgkinson family that owned Hollins Mill (with the Carvers). That prompted me to add the images of the Recreation Ground Medal, which we've had on the main site since we wrote in the Community News.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 14, 2009, 12:14:27 PM
12 more images from the 1993 Marple Civic Society Exhibition of Listed Buildings have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=30
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 20, 2009, 07:39:32 AM
A dozen photos from Marple Carnival 2009 taken by Julian Winstanley have been uploaded to the Tour this morning, see http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-70

Better late than never, due to technical issues with the CD and failing memory (mine not the computer!)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 12, 2009, 10:35:14 AM
Photos of the Merchant Navy Day Ceremony held in Memorial Park last Sunday taken by Ray Noble have been added to the Tour this morning. http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Although you can't really tell from these photos I understand that the attendance was poor and Ron Singleton has decided not to organise the ceremony again in the future. The flag will still be flown in the park during the week of Merchant Navy Day.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 18, 2009, 08:47:20 AM
Uploading of photos from the Marple 2000 Millennium Project has begun this morning.

Local photographer David Brindley worked on this Lottery funded project with Marple Local History Society for over twelve months during the year 2000. The objective was to create a photographic archive of Marple at the turn of the millennium, the old postcards of tomorrow so to speak. Their efforts culminated in an exhibition in Marple Library during May 2001 that featured shots of people and places in Marple taken during millennium year. We have now been given access to the archives and will be putting them on-line progressively, hopefully enlisting David’s help with the captions.

As there is a Food and Drink Festival Street Market on Market Street tomorrow "Local Shops" seemed to be a good place to start. If you can tell us more about the people or places in these photos then please let us know.

Here's the link to the new section of the Tour: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/index.php?cat=31
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: badger on September 18, 2009, 12:24:46 PM
Good images of the shops,for future Marpudlians to remember the past, the file 39/54 was a Fish & Poultry Shop were the Pram Shop is now next to Perennial Windows.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: badger on September 18, 2009, 12:27:22 PM
Just remembered the lady serving was called Carol Rowlinson (maiden name)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 20, 2009, 05:04:44 PM
Thanks for the info badger, it's been added to the caption.

This afternoon some photos of yesterday's Food and Drink Festival taken by Arthur Procter and me have been added to the Virtual Tour at http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=77

Plenty of room for more if you want to share yours.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 20, 2009, 05:30:05 PM
Have at last managed to enable a feature on the Virtual Tour that didn't appear to be working properly - finally got to the bottom of the reason why!

You can now send a postcard of any picture on the Virtual Tour to a friend, just by clicking the little envelope icon (http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/images/ecard.gif) next to the backwards and forwards navigation arrows. You can even include your own message to go with it.

Let me know how you get on with this new feature and if you have any issues.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 27, 2009, 12:43:29 PM
A few more photos from the Food and Drink Festival provided by Malcolm Melia and Ruth Hargreaves have been added to the Tour this morning, along with some photos of staff at Peacefield Primary School around 1960 and copies of the programme for the opening ceremony of the school in 1959. The Peacefield stuff has been provided by Ray Noble.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 04, 2009, 09:31:01 AM
This morning some new photos of Marple Hall have been added, along with a few that we've had on the main site for some time but weren't featured in the Tour. The link below will take you to these:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=2

In addition, we've recently been given access to scan a box of slides from Marple Local History Society's Archives to help catologue them. They all appear to have been taken around 1911 (the Coronation of King George V) and several are of local scenes. Most of these we already have on the Tour and the few that are not will be added soon. However, the majority of the slides are of people in a variety of scenes, some of which could be local and some that are obviously not.

As the box is orginal and intact, and because of the local scenes included, it is suspected that the people in them could be local too but at the moment this cannot be confirmed. They have therefore been uploaded to the Tour in a new "Mystery People" Gallery to see if our visitors can help to identify them. If you recognise any of the people in them please post a message or get in touch.

Here's a link to the "Mystery" Gallery: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=78
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 06, 2009, 07:51:21 PM
The Virtual Tour has just past the impressive milestone of 600,000 images viewed. That's 100,000 since May this year.

www.visitmarple.co.uk
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 09, 2009, 04:53:08 PM
Just added some great photos of Marple Hall provided by a gentleman from Bristol called Marmaduke Alderson. Marmaduke is a descendant of Charles Bellairs (who wrote a journal about his visit to Marple hall in 1838 that is mentioned on the main site) and actually owns President John Bradshawe's bible box! He has even provided us with a picture of the box, along with an interesting watercolour of the hallway and a number of photos taken by his family in 1940. Brilliant stuff!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Registered users - did you know that if you click the "Notify" button on this topic that you will get an email message everytime it is updated?
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 11, 2009, 08:36:41 AM
12 more images from the 1993 Marple Civic Society Exhibition of Listed Buildings have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=30
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 11, 2009, 10:22:35 AM
And now there are some new photos of street scenes and canal scenes in the Millennium Galleries http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=31
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 17, 2009, 10:12:15 AM
A mixed bag of images dating from 1809 to 2009 have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. Thanks are due to Steve Abbott, Axel Thomas and Ray Noble.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 17, 2009, 02:57:03 PM
And now we have another dozen Food & Drink Festival photos from Svetlana Roberts added to the Tour this afternoon: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-77
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 17, 2009, 05:19:42 PM
To round off a busy day on the Tour we now have 3 great new images from Marple Local History Society's archives and two recent postcard aquisitions.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 24, 2009, 07:30:37 AM
Some rather special images of the Hudson ladies of Brabyns Hall have been added to the Tour this morning. These have been provided by Mark Hudson, Great Great Nephew of Fanny Hudson, as a result of contact made through Marple Local History Society.

While compiling a cd of our images for Mark I discovered a number of photos of nurses at Brabyns during WWI that I could have sworn were on the Tour already but have somehow been missed or lost. Anyway, they have now been added too:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-13
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 25, 2009, 04:41:42 PM
ANother 24 images of local shops have been added to the Millennium Galleries on the Virtual Tour this afternoon. http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-74
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 08, 2009, 01:50:48 PM
A few posts back I mentioned some mystery slides and a number of local scenes dating from c1911, the coronation of George V. Some of the local scenes have now been added to the tour and several photos that we already had have been replaced with better copies.

Whilst investigating these slides with Marple Local History Society we have come to the conclusion that they are more likely to date from the coronation of Edward VII in 1902. The reasons for this are two-fold. MLHS have found documentary evidence that the demolition of the store on Stockport Road (now Dolce Vita) happened in 1902 and a high resolution zoom in on the gable end of Vernons (where NatWest is today) appears to show pictures that look more like Edward VII and his consort, rather than George V and his. It is probable (but not certain) that all the slides in the box date from around the same time, so 1902 seems most likely.

Use the usual link for new additions:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

To view the images that have been updated with better copies, use these links:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-798

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-794

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-799
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 08, 2009, 02:41:24 PM
More support for the c1902 date is that in the background of the Church Street / Empress Avenue shot you can see both old and new All Saints' School buildings. The old building was demolished in 1902 and this must have been taken shortly before.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 08, 2009, 05:04:24 PM
Thanks to Ray Noble and Terry Wood we now have some photos taken at today's Remembance Service added to the Virtual Tour too.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-79
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 14, 2009, 07:05:51 AM
Several photos from a Hibbs family wedding at Compstall Wesleyan Chapel have been added to the tour this morning. Unfortunately no names or dates at the moment, although the earlier Hibbs photos added recently have now been dated as 1915 and 1923.

Also added is a large group of ladies at the Jubilee Methodist Church, Cote Green Lane, virtually all named but no date, and a photo of Mark Hudson, Fanny Hudson's great great nephew, who recently provided us with some interesting photos and paintings of his family.

There was also a nice shot of the War Memorial the day after the Remembrance Service taken by Arthur Procter that has been added a few days ago.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 22, 2009, 12:47:03 PM
24 more images from the 1993 Marple Civic Society Exhibition of Listed Buildings have been added to the Virtual Tour this afternoon. http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=30
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 28, 2009, 06:45:24 AM
We've added 3 photos from Arthur Procter of the birthday celebrations at SVC Lighting on Market Street on 21 November, when they were joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Stockport. Many happy returns SVC!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-36
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 29, 2009, 05:05:28 PM
A handful of new images have gone onto the Tour this evening. These include a hat shop on Derby Street from the 60s/70s (does anyone remember what it was called) and an old and recent photo of the plaque on Peeres Swindels' house in Strines. There is also a couple of shots of the inside of the "Shanty" House on Church Lane, built c1890 for Andrew MacNair. The "Shanty" is up for sale at present and you can see that the room depicted in the old photos still looks very much the same - see the "Drawing Room" on the details on the Gascoigne Halman site.

Link to new images: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Link to the "Shanty" property details: http://gascoigneweb.aspasia.net/pls/gascoign/rv?id=342490
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Mrs O on November 30, 2009, 09:45:52 AM
The hat shop on Market Street was named Clara Fox probably the owners name. She may of moved from market st or vice versa.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 09, 2009, 08:29:45 AM
A dozen images from last Saturday's Winter Wonderland have been added to the Tour this morning. Thanks to Ruth Hargreaves for sending these in. Happy to add more if anyone has them.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=80

Thanks also Sooty2 for the snippet about Clara Fox, description of the photo has been amended.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 09, 2009, 03:19:27 PM
And now we have a dozen fantastic images provided by a lady called Dorothy Green (nee Nadin), formerly of Hawk Green but now living in Uppermill, Oldham. Her photos are mostly Hawk Green related plus a superb one of workers coming out of Hollins Mill onto Stockport Road around 1925.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 09, 2009, 06:24:58 PM
Just had a correction! The photo of workers coming out of the Hollins Mill is apparently around 1890, not 1925, and the lady with a small blue arrow above her head is Lavinia Moss, Dorothy Green's Grandmother.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-3605
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 13, 2009, 08:15:09 AM
A new dimension has been added to the Virtual Tour this morning with the uploading of our very first video clip. This is a short sequence shot during a carnival in the early 1960s. It has been provided by Terry Wood, whose family wedding cars can be seen in the clip. The sequence has been extracted from a family DVD orginally shot on 8mm cine film.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-3606

The file format is wmv and it should run fine on Windows Media player. You may have to give permission for the application to run in your browser the first time you try. Let me know if you have any technical issues.

Has anyone else got any interesting stuff like this out there?
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Post by: admin on December 13, 2009, 08:09:55 PM
18 photos from yesterday's Mini Christmas Festival (or "Cracker" as everyone was calling it) have been added to the Tour this evening.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=81
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 23, 2009, 07:49:24 AM
More photos from the 1993 Civic Society Exhibition of Listed Building have been added to the Tour this morning, along with a couple of postcards and a great shot of Ray Noble and his dad in Memorial Park.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 24, 2009, 10:56:39 AM
A new photo has been added to the Virtual Tour this morning with a bit of a challenge. Can anyone out there identify the mystery football player that we can't yet name?

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-3637
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Post by: admin on January 01, 2010, 07:19:17 AM
Uploading of the Marple Civic Society photos of Listed Buildings exhibited in 1993 was completed yesterday. Many thanks to the Civic Society for allowing us to share these great images from their archives. There are still more photos taken at the same time that did not feature in the exhibition and the best of these will be added progressively to new albums. We may need help in identifying some of them.

Happy New Year to all!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-68

To read more about Marple Civic Society visit: www.marplecivicsociety.org.uk
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Post by: admin on January 04, 2010, 07:22:13 AM
Three great new Compstall related photos added to the Tour this morning, thanks to Leslie Poole from the USA and Jean Hanson (nee Dawson).

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
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Post by: admin on January 17, 2010, 05:19:26 PM
18 photos of the Jolly Sailor inside, outside and the stables have been added to the Tour this afternoon. Can anyone identify the chap at the bar and possibly date those interior shots?

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
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Post by: admin on February 13, 2010, 10:42:10 AM
Several new photos added to the Tour this morning include Maple Baths in the early 80s, Hawk Green Cricket Teams of 1940s and 1950s, and a couple of 1920s and 30s family shots of Enid Hibbs (from Compstall) and Enid Dixon (aged 95 and living in Glossop! ). Thanks are due to Axel Thomas, Ray Noble and Leslie Poole from the State of Maine, USA respectively.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
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Post by: admin on February 26, 2010, 03:29:52 PM
As well as the new photos of the Marple Hall Tapestries mentioned in a separate post there are two new postcards of Marple Dale and a great shot of the Rag 'n' Bone man in Mellor in 1965. The latter, courtesy of Ann Hearle.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Also, Ray Noble has managed to put names to the 1955 Cricket Team: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-3753

And we've had names added to a picture of Brownies / Guides at the Trinity Methodist Church:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-611
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Post by: admin on March 10, 2010, 07:45:54 AM
Several great family photos provided by Stuart Bradley have been added to the Tour this morning. These include Stuart's great grandma and great grandad pictured outside their home on Joseph Street, which is the small alleyway / entrance opposite the cinema and alongside the Reed Rains estate agents. Going to have to take a peek down there next time I pass!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0&page=3
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Post by: alison on March 11, 2010, 06:10:50 PM
Mark - appears to be a technical gremlin! When I click on the link I get a page full of code that starts
Template error
Failed to find block 'admin_approval'

Alison
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Post by: admin on March 11, 2010, 07:16:14 PM
Thanks for letting me know Alison. It looks like I didn't paste the full link in, or it got lost somehow.

It should have been http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0&page=3

Since adding those photos yesterday I have also added some shots this morning that were taken at the 2000 Marple Local History Society Millennium Exhibition but didn't have time to mention here as I was heading off for a meeting.

These can be seen at in a new album here: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=84

Watch this space for a special new announcement about the Tour coming soon  8)
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Post by: admin on March 12, 2010, 07:49:20 AM
A new album has been added to the Virtual Tour this morning as a small tribute to the late Robert Salmon. Bob was a local professional artist and a member of the Society of Marple Artists for over 30 years - he even designed their logo. The album has been added as part of an update to the SMA's page on the main site in preparation for their 42nd Annual Exhibition in April, which will be properly announced soon. In the meantime, as the album is now live, I thought I'd better mention it here!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=85
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Post by: admin on March 14, 2010, 08:47:47 AM
Several new images from the 1922 Historical Pageant to dedicate Marple's War Memorial Park have been added to the Tour this morning. Most of these are newspaper cuttings, so the quality is not the best but one is particularly interesting as it shows that elusive lodge at the Stockport Road entrance to Memorial Park.

See: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-51

In addition, a better copy of this photo has been added: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-366

These latest additions have come from Marple Local History Society's archives. The society have made numerous contributions to the Virtual Tour over the years since it first began but I am pleased to announce that we have now agreed to work together in a more formal collaboration that will progressively make the images in their archives available to everyone to view on the Virtual Tour of Marple and District. I have the first of many folders to scan and I think us history buffs are in for some really exciting stuff!

As usual, watch this space for the latest news.
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Post by: admin on March 21, 2010, 06:14:24 PM
Thirty images from Marple Local History Society's archives have been added to the Tour today. These are from files on Brabyns Hall and Estate and have been added to the Brabyns Hall, Iron Bridge and Brabyns Brow albums. To see all the new additions use the link below:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

A better copy of this existing image of Iron Bridge Cottage has also been added:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-1236
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Post by: admin on March 27, 2010, 03:53:56 PM
This afternoon the images of Marple from the Air that were already on the Tour have been replaced with much larger versions from Marple Local History Society's Archives. Several new ones have also been added, so I've now put them all into their own album that can be access by the link below.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=86

By clicking on the standard sized images you will get a much larger version to browse. On several of them you can see Hollins Parade / Hanburys being built, which I think dates them to the late 50s or early 60s. Can any of you date them more accurately than this?
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Post by: Mrs O on March 27, 2010, 05:03:15 PM
photo 1 of 14 is 1959/1960  my family bought a house on the new estate off station road. They look not quite finished in the photo.  My relatives came to marple every few weeks to watch the progress of their house being built.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: maronbf3 on March 27, 2010, 10:39:09 PM
The building of the shops on the Hollins Parade was started in 1960. When the builders started digging the footings out they had problems with water from the canal arm which ran into the Hollins Mill following the line of the service road at the back of the shops. If you stand on the land at the back of the Regent cinema you can still see the brick work that formed the bridge over the canal arm into the Memorial Park. The park cottage stood on this site. When it was demolished they built public toilets which were demolished in the 60's.
It was 1962 before the shops started to be built, the whole row was built at that time except Barclays Bank which was added on later. The first shop to open was the supermarket opened by John Williams who moved across from where the Dolce Vita restuarant is now. Then the Wise Way's dry cleaners then the bakers and confectioners (now Greggs)  opened, followed by the domestic appliance shop (Bramwell & Singleton Ltd) on the corner before the Barclays Bank was built. At this time all these properties were owned by the Coal Board pension scheme,
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 03, 2010, 09:03:31 PM
A complete new album has been added to the Tour tonight. It's based on a file in Marple Local History Society's Archives on the Ardern family of Marple Bridge that illustrates how important it is to properly label your photos for future generations. Unfortunately this collection isn't well documented, so many names are missing and dates unknown. One lady who does feature often is Phyllis Ardern (nee Harrop), who lived in Hawk Green as a young girl. I think she must have lived at Compstall too later in life as there is one photo with the Northumberland Arms in the background.

If anyone out there has access to the 1911 census it would be interesting to see what can be learnt about the Ardern and Harrop families in Marple Bridge / Hawk Green.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=87

Better copies of the following Marple Swimming Club photos have also been added:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-1055
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-1056
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Post by: admin on April 06, 2010, 08:31:54 PM
A big thank you to Ray Noble, who has found details from the 1911 census that have allowed me to figure out a little more about the Ardern album photos. What I've been able to glean has been added to the comments on several of the photos.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastcom&cat=-87
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Post by: admin on April 18, 2010, 08:33:37 AM
46 canal related images from Marple Local History Society archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. These are taken from the first two of seven folders filed under "canals", so plenty more to look forward to over the next week or two.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

In addition to the images that were not already on the Tour, the following have been replaced with better versions:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-911
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-296
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-289
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Post by: admin on April 25, 2010, 06:20:43 PM
A dozen photos from the Art and Craft Fair held on Saturday on Market Street have been added to a new album on the Virtual Tour this evening. Thank you to local photographer Arthur Procter for providing the images. http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=88

 
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Post by: admin on April 30, 2010, 06:34:31 PM
Delighted to add a new photo of Mrs. Jean Procter MBE, Marple's Land Army Girl, to her existing album on the Virtual Tour. 91 year old Mrs. Procter MBE is pictured with her daughter at the Cheshire Woman of the Year Awards on Wednesday, when she was one of the nominees for the award and received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Well done Mrs. Procter!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-3942
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 01, 2010, 07:35:44 AM
Images from "canals" folder three of seven from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Tour this morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=23

As well as the new images, the following have been replaced with better copies:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-299
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-302

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Post by: admin on May 09, 2010, 08:20:58 AM
25 more images from Marple Local History Society's Canal archives have been added to the Tour this morning. Four folders done, three to go!

There are two pictures labelled Smithy Cottage on Oldknow Road, behind where Braddock's Garage used to be but they are different buildings. Can anyone with local knowledge clarify this? Are there two cottages there?

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Also a better copy of St. Martin's Road Toll House:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-263
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Post by: admin on May 16, 2010, 09:28:53 AM
Twenty images from Canals folder five in Marple Local History Society's archives have been added to the Tour this morning. The majority from this folder feature the Marple Aqueduct and several are from its restoration in the mid-1960s. see:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=23

In addition, better copies of the following images have been added:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-284
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-286
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Post by: admin on May 21, 2010, 06:33:24 PM
Eleven images from the penultimate canal folder from Marple Local History Society Archives have been uploaded this evening. They include some great photos of Jink's Boatyard.

See http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-32

Also, two images have been added that have been provided by a lady called Beth Bainbridge (nee Lane) who now lives in New Zealand. Her parents were members of Marple Tennis Club in the 30s and Beth has given me lots of names for faces in the Tennis Club photos, which I'll be adding to the captions soon.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-45
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Deniseam on May 22, 2010, 11:11:43 AM
Nice to see pictures of the old homestead!  James Jinks is my son's great, great, great, great grandfather.  If only we could afford to buy back the ancestral home - another use for the Euromillions I think!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 23, 2010, 10:00:38 AM
If only we could afford to buy back the ancestral home - another use for the Euromillions I think!
If I can't win it I hope you do Denise!

Images from the final canal folder from Marple Local History Society's Archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. See:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-32

Also replaced a 1912 Marple Wharf image already on the Tour with a very nice hand coloured version:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-292

Next up will be images from a couple of folders about Hollins Mill.

PS - The tennis club photo captions now have the names advised by Beth Bainbridge. If you want to find these enter "tennis club" in the search facility: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/search.php
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Post by: admin on May 30, 2010, 09:45:21 AM
A mixed bag of a dozen recently acquired images have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning, including one purported to be a Marple Bridge Football Team. Don't suppose anyone's old enough to remember?

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 05, 2010, 08:27:59 AM
Another dozen images, mostly of Marple Bridge and Town Street, have been added to the Tour this morning. http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

The following images have also been replaced with new copies:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-482
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-488
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-475

There is an image annotated as Marple Railway Station and it does look very much like it but doesn't seem quite right. Where is the North Platform entrance bridge shown on other photographs? It wasn't demolished until the 1960s so why is it not visible? Could this be a very early image from before it was built? What do you think?

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-4045
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 05, 2010, 02:35:59 PM
Doh! Thanks to Ray and Marveld I now realise that the photo of the station is from the opposite end to what I was thinking, taken from the bridge in Brabyns Park, which explains why I can't see the bridge / stairway down to the platform. They were both far too polite to post the error of my ways here :-[. 
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Post by: admin on June 13, 2010, 10:46:54 AM
38 images from the David Brindley /  Marple Local History Society Millennium Project have been added to the Marple 2000 galleries this morning. If you can help improve the captions then just let me know!

See http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=31
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Post by: admin on June 26, 2010, 07:19:45 AM
Four fantastic photos provided by Beth Bainbridge have been added to the Tour this morning, plus an equally great postcard view of Mill Brow showing how it got its name.

One of the photos provided by Beth includes a rare and tantalising glimpse of Rose Hill House.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

These, plus the images from the carnival, have helped take the number of photos on the Tour past the 4,000 milestone and the number of images viewed to more than 760,000. That first million is coming into range!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 02, 2010, 07:15:59 AM
Five images provided by Derek Whitfield featuring his father and grandfather, who lived on Derby Street in around 1910, and one from Brendon Fox of St. Mary's Roman Catholic School have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. See http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 03, 2010, 07:35:07 AM
Images of All Saints' Church from the first of Marple Local History Society's archive folders on churches have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning, along with a number of other non-copyrighted All Saints' related images from the Stockport Archives.

See the latest uploads: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

I've started to restructure the albums for churches and you can now see everything to do with All Saints' Church in this new album: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=92

There are two fascinating drawings from 1874 of what might have been - the plans to extend Samuel Oldknow's Georgian Church look fantastic - what a shame that the foundations were discovered to be inadequate:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-4291
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-4293
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 04, 2010, 07:28:41 AM
A new image from Beth Bainbridge has been added this morning showing young ladies at the Hibbert Lane Congregational Church in 1908:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-4297

Beth has also identified her father, Hugh Lane, in one of the Albert School photos:
 
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-1837
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 16, 2010, 04:09:27 PM
Images of All Saints' Churches and Almshouses from the second of Marple Local History Society's folders on churches have been uploaded to the new album for All Saints' this afternoon.

See http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-92
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 18, 2010, 11:33:32 AM
Images from two more of Marple Local History Society's folders on churches have been added to the tour this morning, these ones covering Congregational and Methodist churches. Use the new images link to view the latest uploads:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

In addition, the following existing images have been replaced with better versions:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-333
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-768
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 19, 2010, 08:34:51 AM
Continuing the addition of images from Marple Local History Society's Archives featuring churches, the folders covering Saint Martin's, Low Marple, and Saint Paul's, Compstall have been added this morning. These two churches now have their own albums:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=95

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=93

In one of the All Saints' folders is a picture of a pulpit annotated "Marple Ch. Pulpit, Roman Series" but on the back is written "Not All Saints' - Where?". This image is attached below, does anyone recognise it please?


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Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 20, 2010, 08:07:37 AM
Some more recent images uploaded to the tour this morning featuring the All Star Brass Band Concert at the Ring o' Bells taken by Ray Noble and from the Tours of Mellor Mill taken by Arthur Procter, see:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

With Ray's help I've also verified that the "mystery" pulpit image is in fact from the New All Saints' Church, so that has been uploaded too.

Again with Ray's assistance we have also established that the photo featuring chauffeur Edwin Whitfield was not taken outside Beamsmoor and that the house was demolished in 1980/81. Unfortunately no known photos of it in the public domain at present.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 31, 2010, 08:16:18 AM
The last dozen images from Marple Local History Society's folders on churches have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning. These include several poor photo-copies of some very battered images taken at Compstall Rose Queen Festival in 1909. The good thing is they have the details and date of what they were and despite their condition they make interesting viewing. You may notice that one or two are rather 'politically incorrect' by today's standards but they are of their time. See http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

In addition, the following existing images have been updated and in the case of the St. Mary's Communion group, most of the names have been identified.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-1009
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-280

I have no idea what folders MLHS will provide next but I'm looking forward to finding out  :)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 07, 2010, 07:53:07 PM
Several images provided by John Rishworth, a gentleman of 78 years who was born at Peace Farm, have been added to the Tour this evening, along with an image of Strines Railway sent in by Ray Noble. Unfortunately John was not prepared to part with his photos when he visited Marple Local History Society's archives so they had to be photocopied rather than scanned. The quality is therefore not as good as it might be but the content does make up for it. John's father, John Senior, served in All Saints' Choir for an amazing 71 years. Now that IS long service!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

I now have the next lot of folders from Marple Local History Society including one covering Marple Hall  8)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 15, 2010, 04:34:14 PM
Couldn't resist going straight for the Marple Hall folder from Marple Local History Society's latest batch of archives and here they are: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

There's a lot of stuff similar to what everyone will have seem before but also some great new images too. I make no aplogies for including every variant of the classic shot of the hall, even though many of them are quite alike.

I was also able to replace a number of images with better copies and these are linked below:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-75
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-84
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-63
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-74
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-80
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-15
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-57
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-60
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-71
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-70
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-72

Also, when you are looking, don't forget this map of the Marple Hall site that helps to orientate yourself when trying to figure out where some of the images were taken.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-1431
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 16, 2010, 08:12:11 AM
Just added a postcard of Mellor provided by Ray Noble (thanks Ray) and a recent Marple Hall acquisition that just turned up today. Use the last update link in the previous post.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 20, 2010, 06:16:42 PM
Six Treetops images have been updated with better copies from Marple Local History Society archives this evening, see links below. Lots of new stuff ready to go on too, hopefully in the morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-2834
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-2835
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-2836
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-2838
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-2839
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-2840
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 21, 2010, 08:32:46 AM
The latest additions to the Treetops album from Marple Local History Society's archives have now been uploaded: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-56

If you can provide any more names or other details for the captions please let me know.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 22, 2010, 07:44:54 AM
Getting lots of feedback on the Virtual Tour, which is brilliant - thank you.

A great pic from Ray Noble of wife Beryl and the rest of the very successful ladies darts team at the Sportman at Strines in around 1963 has been added to the tour this morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Also one of the most frequently viewed images on the tour - a map of the site of Marple Hall that helps to orientate yourself when looking at the photos - has been replaced with a version that shows more buildings to the west side (barn and stables area). It resolves some of the confusion that I had about certain of the photos, so thanks to Axel Thomas for that:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-1431

Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 05, 2010, 10:11:57 AM
The Virtual Tour has been updated this morning with some images of Marple Dale Nursing Home / Nab Top Sanatorium from Marple Local History Society Archives. The photos of the remains of the sanatorium are all very similar and rather depressing so I've only uploaded enough to give a flavour. If there is anyone with a personal interest in seeing all of the photos then once I've returned the folder to MLHS they will be able to see them by arrangement with the society.

On a lighter note, I've also uploaded a great photo from Ray Noble of Marple Prize at practice in 1965. See if you can recognise a well known local pub landord in his pre-beer-drinking days.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 11, 2010, 09:31:39 AM
24 images from Marple Local History Society's Archive folders on Farms have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Also, the following image of ploughing on Cross Lane has been updated with a better copy (that is now known to have been taken by historian Arthur Hulme c1906):

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-1004
  
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 18, 2010, 05:57:50 PM
Ray Noble has been helping me to identify some of the farm houses up on Cobden Edge and I've just added a couple of photos he took of the same buildings plus one of Banks Holme Cottage from MLHS archives.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-29

Good to know I'm helping to keep you fit Ray!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 19, 2010, 08:15:56 AM
Images from Marple Local History Society's Lime Kilns archive folder have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning, see:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 09, 2010, 07:40:55 AM
A series of postcards mainly featuring the Chadkirk Estate that have been newly donated to Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the tour this morning. Many of the cards have George VI stamps on but unfortunately the postmarks are unreadable so they can't be dated more accurately.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 17, 2010, 05:16:38 PM
A new album has been added to the Virtual Tour this evening with a few photos of Marple Local History Society's 1996 exhibition featuring Marple Hall. These are the last from the current batch of folders that I have from Marple Local History Society's Archives and I will hopefully swap them for some new ones in the next week or so to continue uploading and making them available on-line. I always look forward to a new batch of files as I have no idea what will be next!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=99
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 30, 2010, 06:05:41 PM
Some photos of Frank Tunstall and his wife and family have been added to the Virtual Tour this evening. Frank was caretaker at Marple Hall up until 1932. Until these images were provided by Barbara Kay (Frank was her Great-Uncle) there was only one photo of him at the hall, one of his wife and several of their children, so it's great to have them. There was also a postcard of the hall sent by Frank and his wife Rosalind to his family in Warrington.

The best link to use to find the people photos is this one:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-45

And here's the postcard:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=4

Barbara understands that Rosalind Tunstall (nee Wallis) suffered from depression (as we would know it now) after the birth of their second child and was placed into a private institution and never came out. She also understands that Rosie's family were the Wallis's of the Manchester outfitters fame and it was they who paid for her care. If anyone has any information about this then it would be great to pass it on to Barbara.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 02, 2010, 09:21:56 PM
Four images provided to Marple Local History Society by Marshall Shaw have been added to the Tour tonight. These include a rare one of Marple Recreation Ground showing what must be the very first playground equipment ever installed there.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 07, 2010, 08:01:46 PM
New photos taken by Arthur Procter on the Virtual Tour tonight include Breast Cancer Awareness day at Bare Necessities on 30 October, the closure celebrations at House of Flowers after 40 years trading in Marple and some from his own exhibition that finished yesterday. Put your feet up Arthur!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-36
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 12, 2010, 09:40:01 AM
A dozen new images from Marple Local History Society's archives have been added this morning. These mostly feature Church Lane and there are several of the junction of Church Lane and Hibbert Lane before the houses between there and Stockport Road were demolished to make way for the extension of Hibbert Lane. There is one picture of a car park that I'm not sure about the location of. Can anyone help?

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 12, 2010, 02:21:30 PM
It doesn't take long to get answers round here! Thanks to Ray Noble we now know exactly where that private car park that was confusing me was located. It was pretty much in the middle of what is now Hibbert Lane, see the two photos below. Notice the circular "thing" at the apex of the garage on the right - amazingly it is still there. Also the down pipes and soil pipes at the back of the news agents on the left all tie up nicely. So the houses in the middle are the ones demolished to make way for the road. Well done Ray!

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs07/mlhs_hibbert_lane-church_lane_1960s_2.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/userpics/10002/car_park_now_hibbert_lane.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 21, 2010, 07:56:36 AM
The last 15 images from the History Society's folder that focuses mainly on Church Lane have been added to the tour this morning. Unfortunately the quality of some of them is not brilliant - many are from photocopies rather than originals - but that doesn't seem to be a good enough reason to omit them.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 28, 2010, 11:21:04 AM
Photographs from a Marple Local History Society folder entitled "People Named" (which is not a totally accurate title) have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. These include some mysterious people and locations and if you can shed any light on them it would be greatly appreciated.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Mrs O on November 28, 2010, 02:36:22 PM
I think the unknown workshop could be the old Grandalek t.v company, it was behind the shops on stockport Rd behind what was the Mysore Indian restaurant.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Mrs O on November 28, 2010, 02:53:11 PM
Also ,if it is where I think it is, the road is still unadopted and a terrace of houses now stands on the site of Grandalek.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 28, 2010, 05:39:24 PM
I think the unknown workshop could be the old Grandalek t.v company, it was behind the shops on stockport Rd behind what was the Mysore Indian restaurant.

Where was the Mysore Restaurant? I seem to have missed that one.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Mrs O on November 28, 2010, 07:38:56 PM
It was past the Post Office going down stockport Road.I think it is the Kinaray now.The green area to the right of the picture is still there.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 29, 2010, 07:03:47 PM
You're right BS, it's looking along Highfield Road off Union Road in the direction of Stockport. On Google Streetmaps there's enough detail to recognise the houses/walls on the left-hand side of the picture. Well done. Another person emailed me with the same suggestion too.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-5088
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 12, 2010, 02:06:45 PM
I've just uploaded the 5,000th image to the Virtual Tour and to commemorate this milestone I've made sure it's a special one that I've been saving from Marple Local History Society's Archives. It's of the Carver family on the steps of Hollins House in 1904 during the celebrations of Thomas and Hannah Carver's Golden Wedding anniversary.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-5156
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 15, 2010, 08:19:51 AM
Some vintage carnival photos from Axel Thomas have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. Have you got any like these tucked away in a drawer? Wouldn't it be fun to share them?

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-34
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 19, 2010, 07:46:29 AM
Some vintage carnival photos from Axel Thomas have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. Have you got any like these tucked away in a drawer? Wouldn't it be fun to share them?

Ray Noble has responded by providing 18 photos of Marple Carnival Parade taken between 1976 and 1989 that have just been added to the Tour: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-34

Look out for a young man holding a trombone, which is a clue to his identity  :)

Plenty of room for more folks!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 20, 2010, 07:59:36 AM
And there's more! Ray has found a few more from the early 1990s:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-34

Thanks Ray!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 21, 2010, 08:06:51 AM
A handful of photos from Marple Local History Society's "Market Street" folder have been added to the Tour this morning, along with several more Carnival photos from Ray, this time dating from 1995.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

One Market Street photo has also been updated with a better copy:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-446
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 24, 2010, 10:47:38 AM
18 photos from Marple Local History Society's folder covering Marple Dale, Dan Bank and Dooley Lane areas have been added to the Tour this morning, along with more Carnival photos from Ray covering 1996 through to 2003:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Several existing images have been updated with better copies too:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-878
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-1383
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-731
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 27, 2010, 07:49:53 AM
A brand new album has been added to the Tour this morning featuring photographs of Park & Paterson's foundry that was situated on Cross Lane. There are some great images in this collection from Marple Local History Society Archives but unfortunately only one of them is dated. So if you can provide any information that would enable more of them to be dated it would be very helpful. I suspect that the black and white photos featuring workers Les Houghton, Malcolm Ashton, Jim Frost, Stan Geldart, Hugh McMullen and Bill Evans are from the 50s or 60s but it's had to tell from the way they're dressed. If you know more please get in touch.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=104

There were also two separate newspaper cuttings (undated) featuring James and Emma Law and Mr B. J. Nutt, see http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-45
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 31, 2010, 07:54:48 AM
Four images from Marple Local History Society Archives feauring Marple Metal Products during WW2 have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. Marple Metal Products Engineering Works was at the junction of Church Lane / Hibbert Lane near to the Hatters Arms. It was formerly the Gem Cinema and later the GPO building.

If you know more about this or if you recognise any of the people in the photos, please let me know.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-21
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 09, 2011, 06:46:20 PM
Eight images of Park & Paterson's labs in the early 1970s provided by Mark Shawcross (who worked there between 1980 - 1983) have been added to the Park & Paterson album this evening:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-104
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 16, 2011, 07:53:49 AM
Twenty images from a Marple Local History folder entitled "People Unamed" have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. They're a mixed (but very interesting) bag and it's been tricky deciding which albums to add them to but I've done my best!

They're mostly been added to the people galleries:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=26

with these exceptions:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-5343
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-5338

If you can shed any light on the people or locations depicted in these images then please get in touch.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 22, 2011, 05:37:26 PM
Over the last week or so the Virtual Tour software has been upgraded to the latest version, which has been quite involved but is now complete except for a few tweaks that I still need to make.

Although you probably won't notice much difference at the moment the upgrade will now allow me to introduce some new features and options that were not available before and I'll announce these as they are enabled.

In the meantime, I've now uploaded over 30 Carnival images that Ray Noble sent in after digging through his bottomless drawer of Carnival snaps through the ages! Many thanks Ray, sorry for the delay but I couldn't put them on-line until the upgrade was finished.

Here's the link: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-34

PS - one thing you may notice is the improved film-strip below the large image view, which now allows you to scroll through them.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: marveld on January 22, 2011, 06:08:19 PM
Some of the photos have the info:

Marple Carnival 1981
Marple Carnival Parade in the 1990s. Provided by Ray Noble.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 22, 2011, 08:59:17 PM
Thanks Marveld - must have got carried away Ctrl-C'ing!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 24, 2011, 07:44:55 PM
A selection of photos provided by David Myers has been added to the Tour this evening that features Ludworth School and Marple Bridge Rose Queen. There are also a couple of staff photos from Treetops.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 29, 2011, 07:55:48 PM
Another Marple Website Virtual History Tour First!

I have just finished uploading the first of several Marple Local History Society videos of local people talking about their memories. This one is of Tom Oldham, who was born in Mellor in 1910, talking in 1997 to Gordon Mills and Stanley Knott as they filmed him.

The 54 minute VHS video has been converted to digital format and uploaded in five segments to make it easier for visitors to view without having to start at the beginning every time.

As this is the first of these it is a little bit experimental and I would appreciate any feedback on your experience of viewing the files - hopefully you history buffs will enjoy!

Here's the link: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=105     
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 05, 2011, 05:20:12 PM
Mentioned elsewhere but also posted here because some people monitor this topic for notification of new images - several new images of the Dan Bank / Dooley Lane area have been added to the tour this afternoon. Here's the link to the lastest additions:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-40

Also several images have been updated with better copies:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=692
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=688
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=675
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: marveld on February 05, 2011, 05:37:00 PM
Thanks for posting these.

oops - "Dank Bank"!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 05, 2011, 05:43:48 PM
Thanks for posting these.

oops - "Dank Bank"!


Wondered why some of them weren't sorting into the right order! Thanks for pointing out.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: amazon on February 05, 2011, 08:54:18 PM
Thanks for posting these.

oops - "Dank Bank"!


            Like the ones of S........  w......  and the TREES on Dan bank
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 12, 2011, 06:01:04 PM
Some new photos of crashes on Brabyns Brow from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this evening:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-42

Plus the following have been updated with new copies:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=139
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=359
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=2867

Here's a report of a crash in 1923 (not shown in the photos) from the Hyde Peak Reporter:

RUNAWAY MOTOR HITS SHOP   
An accident of an extraordinary character occurred on Brabyns Brow on Monday. Mr Wilfred Woodhouse of Stockport Road. Marple was driving a motor car down the Brow about 7.15pm when the back axle broke and he lost control and had to leap for his life. The car went down the steep incline at a great speed, zig-zagging as it went along. It then crashed into the shop of Miss Wood, draper & newsagent, at the bottom of the Brow.
It knocked a great hole in the building and covered the inside of the shop with dust. The spare wheel of the motorcar broke away from its fastening and was sent whirling across the road and it entered the lobby of the Midland Hotel, and struck the door and burst it open. Mr Jubb, the licensee, was struck by the woodwork of the door. The motorcar was badly smashed. The windscreen was broken and the ironwork was bent, twisted and broken. Fortunately there were no very serious injuries. (HPR 3.11.1923)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 27, 2011, 08:22:10 AM
A selection of photos of Marple Bridge and Brabyns Brow from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Tour this morning. I've attempted to weed out the duplicates but apologies if I've missed any. http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Noel Brindley has been doing a great job of adding comments to many of the photos in the Virtual Tour but so far he's the only one to have done so. Please don't forget that by registering (with your proper name) you can add your personal comments and recollections to the images in the albums.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 12, 2011, 11:49:48 AM
23 photos from Marple Local History Society Archives, mostly around the Jolly Sailor area of Stockport Road, have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 20, 2011, 10:33:15 AM
Another of the Marple Local History Society videos featuring local people talking about their memories has been uploaded to the Virtual Tour. This one is of Barbara Hambleton, who moved to Marple bridge in 1936 at the age of 17, talking in 1996 to Gordon Mills as he filmed her.

The 28 minute VHS video has been converted to digital format and uploaded in three segments to make it easier for visitors to view without having to start at the beginning every time.

Here's the link: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=106
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 26, 2011, 05:23:51 PM
Some photos of the widening works at Dan Bank taken by Arthur, a couple of shots of the Norfolk Arms by David Burridge and a c1907 family shot taken at Roman Bridge that looks its age have been added to the Tour this afternoon.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 10, 2011, 08:36:16 AM
Several images from Marple Local History Society Archives covering the Rose Hill area of Stockport Road have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning, including a couple of tantalising glimpses of the elusive Rose Hill House.

See http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Also a couple of existing images of Rose Hill Cottages have been updated with better copies:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=733
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=935
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 23, 2011, 07:38:24 AM
Four great images from David Burridge of the Churches Together Good Friday Walk to Mellor Cross yesterday have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-36

Thank you David, love the silhouettes!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 23, 2011, 08:09:54 AM
My apologies to Ludworth School - I upgraded to a new PC a few weeks ago and in the process over-looked these images sent by them of their 2011 Swimathon. I've belatedly added them to the Swimathon album created last year  :-[

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-83

Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 24, 2011, 10:37:04 AM
Several more photos from Marple Local History Society's Archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. Most of them feature Station Road or Hollins Mill.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 15, 2011, 08:25:56 AM
More photos from Marple Local History Society Archives have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning. These are generally of Stockport Road or central Marple area and topically include some of the beginnings of the Co-Op on its present site:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Several existing images have also been replaced with better copies:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=189
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=657
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=754
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=827
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=668
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=783
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=788

The first of the above is of the Union Rooms (Regent Cinema) and that elusive lodge at the entrance to Memorial Park is shown fairly clearly, which I hadn't noticed on the earlier version.

And finally, some photos of the Mayor's annual trip on New Horizons have been added to their 30th Birthday album:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-107
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 21, 2011, 08:36:46 AM
Two batches of photos have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning - one features the demolition of Woodville Hall in 1994, and the other Turf Lea and Marple Ridge. It's interesting, and a little sad, to do a search for "Woodville" and compare these photos with the ones took by Ray Noble in 1993.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

 

Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 24, 2011, 06:15:25 PM
Images on the Virtual Tour have now been viewed:

1,000,000 TIMES!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: heather on May 24, 2011, 08:57:05 PM
congratulations    it proves that people are interested in what you do
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 29, 2011, 09:47:50 AM
A handful of new images have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning including some photos of Marple Lacrosse teams round 1922 - 24, some images from Lea Hall that have been loaned to Marple Local History Society by Rick Walker and a fine engraving of Samuel Oldknow.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 12, 2011, 07:17:19 PM
A new category and album have been added to the Tour this evening covering mystery photographs. The Mystery People album has been moved to this category along with a new album featuring Mystery Locations. This has been added so that we can display a box of glass slides from Marple Local History Society's Archives that may be local and maybe not. It may help us to figure out why they're in the archives if anyone recognises any scenes.

There is one that I think could be down at Dan Bank - I'm hoping our local expert on turnpikes and bridges, Tony Jones, will have a view. And if anyone recognises the rhinoceros I'd love to know!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/index.php?cat=33

A little earlier today some images from the launch of the 60 Years of History Exhibition launch were also added.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-36
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 02, 2011, 07:59:32 PM
Photographs by Arthur Procter taken at the National Civic Day / Marple Civic Society 50th Anniversary Picnic in Memorial Park last Saturday have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this evening:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=111

Also, some more Carnival pictures from Ray Noble that went astray during the server outage last week, plus a few of New Horizons from Bill Beard have been added to the 2011 Carnival album:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-110
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 17, 2011, 08:36:07 AM
A selection of photos from Marple Local History Society's archives featuring the Railways have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning, see:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 14, 2011, 08:48:34 AM
14 images provided by Mrs. Selma Fielding, mostly Hawk Green related, have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Does anyone know the date on the Reading Rooms foundation stone, which will obviously date one of the pictures!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 29, 2011, 08:20:09 AM
A new album has been created on the Virtual Tour this morning to hold photos of Ludworth School. This is due to the addition of a large number of new images from Marple Local History Society's Archives mainly relating to headmaster Mr Harold Butterworth's reign between 1912 and (based on the pictures) the early 1930s. All images relating to Ludworth School in a variety of other albums have hopefully been tracked down and moved to this album too.

If anyone can add names to faces or firm up dates, most of which I've judged based on the extent of Mr Butterworth's hair loss, then please get in touch.

The complete Ludworth album can be viewed using this link: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=113

Or to see the new additions: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

I guess All Saints' should have their own album too!

 
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 05, 2011, 06:40:11 PM
Some new images uploaded to the Virtual Tour this evening include three from Arthur Procter of the rebuilding works at Brentwood / Macnair Court, and Ray Noble has been rummaging in his drawers and found some more Carnival photos, this time from 1979.

See: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Thank you Arthur and Ray!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 05, 2011, 10:53:53 AM
A number of photos provided by Tom Lord of his family (Hall and Kirk) who lived at Stone Row, Townley Terrace, Brindley Avenue and Suttons Lane have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. I'd like to commend Tom for putting as much information as he could on the back of his photos for future generations - everyone should do this!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 06, 2011, 08:47:16 AM
Another of the Marple Local History Society videos featuring local people talking about their memories has been uploaded to the Virtual Tour. This one is of Fred Winterbottom, who was born on Union Road in 1907, talking in 1996 to Gordon Mills as he filmed him.

The hour long VHS video has been converted to digital format and uploaded in six segments to make it easier for visitors to view without having to start at the beginning every time.

Here's the link: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=116

To see an introduction about this video and the others available visit www.marple-uk.com/heritage
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 19, 2011, 09:04:57 AM
A couple of photos provided by Ray Noble have been added to the Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=6472

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=6473
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 20, 2011, 08:19:07 PM
A variety of photos of Marple UDC and Memorial Park from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this evening. I still need to add comments to some of them - hopefully tomorrow.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 27, 2011, 08:24:29 AM
Another of the Marple Local History Society videos featuring local people talking about their memories has been uploaded to the Virtual Tour. This one is of Trixie Gough, who was born in 1914 and lived in the cottages next to the Jolly Sailor. She is talking to Gordon Mills in 2004 as he filmed her.

The 37 minute long VHS video has been converted to digital format and uploaded in four segments to make it easier for visitors to view without having to start at the beginning every time.

Here's the link: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=117

To see an introduction about this video and the others available visit www.marple-uk.com/heritage
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 03, 2011, 08:08:04 AM
A selection of photos taken by Arthur Procter at the Rose Hill Santa Train event organised by Friends of Rose Hill Station last Saturday have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-103
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 10, 2011, 07:46:07 AM
Photos from a folder in Marple Local History Society Archives entitled "Schools - Miscellany" have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning - a couple of small mysteries you may be able to solve.

Plus a picture of George Pegg's children on Stockport Road provided by Anne McKay.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 23, 2011, 04:56:17 PM
3 interesting images images of groups of local people provided by Ray Noble have been added to the Virtual Tour this evening:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-35
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 24, 2011, 11:02:16 AM
Several photos from a Marple Local History Society folder of All Saints' School have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning and a new album has been created to hold all the All Saints' School photos.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=26

I'm not convinced that one of the photos isn't the Albert School that has been misfiled. Does anyone know?

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=6654
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 25, 2011, 08:17:16 AM
Before anyone else is up (in our house) I've managed to create a new album to cover Albert Schools and add several new images from Marple Local History Society's archives and move all existing images into the same location.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-120
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 30, 2011, 07:14:16 AM
Photos from a folder in Marple Local History Society Archives entitled "Secondary Schools" have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. Also three photos of the works at Otterspool Bridge during December taken by Bill Beard.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 26, 2012, 10:01:58 AM
A mixed bag of photos from a Marple Local History Society Archives folder entitled "Sport and Recreation" have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. Mostly sports teams but a couple of carnival / parade ones too.

See : http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Is Amazon there as a lad playing cricket for Compstall I wonder?
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: amazon on February 26, 2012, 01:48:36 PM
A mixed bag of photos from a Marple Local History Society Archives folder entitled "Sport and Recreation" have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. Mostly sports teams but a couple of carnival / parade ones too.

See : http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Is Amazon there as a lad playing cricket for Compstall I wonder?
           
Thanks mark. does anybody have any more photos comp cc. will put this up in club house [ nor quite that old ]
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 26, 2012, 01:54:36 PM
Thanks mark. does anybody have any more photos comp cc. will put this up in club house [ nor quite that old ]

I've sent you a larger copy by email. This should print at a decent size.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 18, 2012, 08:26:41 AM
The Virtual Tour has been updated this morning with some photos taken at last weekend's opening of the Mellor Mill Wheel Pit by Bill Beard and Arthur Procter, plus some from Arthur of the ongoing works at Marple Station.

Wheel Pit: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=121
Station: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-23

Also four vintage gems provided by Heather Plevin (nee Hines), who is David Myers' auntie, have been added. Heather lived at Flood Gates Cottage between 1939 and 1954 and can be seen rowing her elder brothers on Roman Lakes in one of the photos.

Do you, your parents, grandparents, aunties or uncles have any wonderful shots like this tucked away in a drawer or the loft. If so, please share them with us:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 25, 2012, 06:42:51 AM
A number of present day photos showing the ongoing works for Chadkirk Bridge at Marple Dale and also Otterspool Bridge on Dooley Lane taken by Bill Beard have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

There is also a trio of photos from yesterday's Charity Car Wash at Marple Fire Station taken by Terry Wood.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Thank you Bill and Terry!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 06, 2012, 07:19:55 AM
More photos showing progress on the Chadkirk Bridge, the bridleway through Marple Dale Wood and the Hydro Power Generator at Otterspool Bridge have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

Thanks are due to Bill Beard, Axel Thomas and Arthur Procter for these.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 07, 2012, 05:46:22 PM
A very special treat for you local history enthusiasts! Gordon Mill's video "Marple's Changing Face" has been added to the Virtual History Tour of Marple. Enjoy!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=122

The video is divided into 5 parts for ease of viewing and lasts a total of approximately 50 minutes.

If you are using the standard Media Player you should be able to right-click on the video and zoom to 200% to view at a larger scale with little loss of clarity.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 14, 2012, 06:07:22 AM
Bill Beard has sent a couple of shots of the river Goyt swamping the temporary causeway at Chadkirk Bridge after recent rain:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-21
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 29, 2012, 09:55:36 AM
The Virtual Tour has been updated with some new images of the Macnair Court rebuilding taken by Arthur:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-20

And to celebrate today's wonderful weather, a trip back in time to the 1940 when they really had it bad. There have been a few photos of the train snowed in at Rose Hill in the Virtual Tour for some years but now we have a whole album of photos from Marple Local History Society Archive of the winter of 1940.

It's not always easy to tell where the photos are taken, so it you can help with the captions, please do. And Ray, is there a couple of shots of your dad in this lot? It looks like Jim Noble but can you please confirm?

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-123
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 03, 2012, 07:08:45 PM
A handful of great photos from Marple Carnivals past, including some from 1963, provided by Arthur Procter have been added to the Vintage Carnival album this evening:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-34
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: alison on May 05, 2012, 12:33:42 PM
great photos - did you get those couple of carnival photos that I sent you a few weeks ago Mark?

Alison
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 05, 2012, 02:31:00 PM
I got them Alison, thank you, but forgot to upload them, sorry!

They're done now, and thank you for the reminder  :)

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-34
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 17, 2012, 07:29:08 AM
Arthur Procter has taken photos of Dan Bank in approximately the same positions for the last 4 years, before during and after the stabilisation works.

Spring has been a little later this year but we now have the 2012 photos on line:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-40

In the same album are some new photos from Bill Beard of the Otterspool Bridge Hydro Power scheme.

Also, Bill has sent in some photos of flooding at Cataract Mill:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-36
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 27, 2012, 12:37:56 PM
Catching up with local construction developments and photos sent in during the last week from Arthur Procter, Bill Beard and David Burridge, we have the latest shots from Marple Station, Otterspool Hydro and Chadkirk Bridge here:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 27, 2012, 01:29:57 PM
Added to the Virtual Tour today are some Jinks family photos from Marple Local History Society Archives. Unfortunately these are scans from poor quality photo copies, so they are not great images. What a shame we can't get our hands on the originals to scan properly  :(

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 09, 2012, 05:00:25 PM
A brand new album featuring photos of Marple District Centre taken by Marple UDC in 1970 and stored in Marple Local History Society archives has been added to the Virtual Tour over the last couple of days. This is a fascinating snapshot of local history and documents a major change to the town centre. Interesting that it has found it's way to the top of the pile of folders at a time when new changes seem to be afoot for this area of the town!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=124

If you spot any errors or improvements in the captions, please let me know.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: wheels on June 09, 2012, 06:39:43 PM
Really really interesting I wasn't in Marple at the time but things look as if they have improve considerably.

Thanks for putting them up.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Stockport Classic Bus on June 09, 2012, 07:12:30 PM
A fantastic piece of local history. Great to see these images. Especially the [now] classic cars  :D
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Miss Marple on June 09, 2012, 11:50:31 PM
How posh you had to be to go into the Copper Kettle,  as children we went over the road to the milk bar  Wonderful memories !
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 10, 2012, 09:17:35 AM
To prove it's been raining Ray Noble has sent in some photos of the River Goyt at Otterspool taken yesterday:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-40
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 16, 2012, 07:04:28 AM
Updates on Marple Station Improvements, Otterspool Bridge Hydro and Chadkirk Bridge Construction from Arthur Procter and Bill Beard have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

Chadkirk Bridge:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-21

Otterspool Bridge Hydro:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-40

Marple Station:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-23

We also have some Marple Methodist Church photos from the 1950s from Ray Noble:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-36
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 17, 2012, 08:52:37 AM
With thanks to Ray Noble, David Burridge and Rick Wood, the first Marple Carnival Photos are now on-line:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=125
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 18, 2012, 09:27:45 PM
We now have Carnival Photos from Arthur Procter too:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-125
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 23, 2012, 07:56:01 AM
Photos of Chadkirk Bridge being lifted into place on Wednesday by Arthur Procter and David Burridge have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-21
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 23, 2012, 08:17:12 AM
And now we have some photos from Arthur at Otterspool and Chadkirk showing the river in spate. Some of the bank has been washed away at Otterspool and the temporary causeway at Chadkirk has gone completely:

Chadkirk Bridge:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-21

Otterspool Bridge Hydro:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-40
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 05, 2012, 06:20:26 AM
Photographs by Arthur Procter of the 2012 Chadkirk Festival have been added to the album created for the Chadkirk Bridge Opening last weekend:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=128
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 19, 2012, 10:05:19 AM
The Virtual Tour has been updated with some 1980 carnival photos from ray Noble plus a couple of his grandson Ryan, who is now a member of the Life Guards band.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 02, 2012, 09:21:10 AM
The Virtual Tour has been updated this morning with photos from Marple Local History Society's Archive folder for Hawk Green and also some 1979 Carnival photos from Ray Noble.

See: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

The images on the Virtual Tour have now been viewed more than 1,500,000 times - if only I had a penny!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 06, 2012, 06:20:18 PM
The Virtual Tour has been updated this evening with a selection of photos taken by the late Gordon Mills between 1957 and the early 1960s. These have been passed to Marple Local History Society by Gordon's widow, Barbara. There is also one from Ray Noble of Captain Marvel!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: RAY NOBLE on October 26, 2012, 08:18:11 PM
When Marple council decided that Captain was not needed any more they sold him to Oldfield & Braddock's at Chapel House Farm c1952 I walked with him and Len Oldfield from Rose Hill Council yard to Chapel house Farm.



Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 28, 2012, 06:21:11 PM
Thanks for that interesting snippet Ray!

A new album has been added to the Tour this evening showing the handover of the section of Iron-Age Ditch at Mellor Old Vicarage at the end of September, taken by Arthur Procter:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=131
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 02, 2012, 06:30:28 PM
A selection of photos from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Tour this evening featuring Hawk Green and Chadkirk Chapel:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 16, 2012, 07:17:55 AM
A photo of Marple British Legion c 1948 from Ray Noble has been added to the Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=7667
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 24, 2012, 08:33:04 AM
Photographs from a Marple Local History Society folder for Compstall have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

Amazon will be interested to see a couple of Compstall Cricket Club players but dates and names are not recorded:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 28, 2012, 10:53:57 AM
A variety of photos from MLHS folders on Compstall, High Lane and Ludworth/Lower Fold have been added to the Tour this morning, including a couple of interesting shots of the Gasometer at Ludworth prior to and during demolition in 1976.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 01, 2013, 06:31:21 PM
First photos of 2013 uploaded to the Virtual Tour have been provided by Ray Noble and include several shots of the Hollins Mill Chimney just prior to demolition in October 1957.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 11, 2013, 07:09:30 PM
A couple more photos from Ray Noble added to the Tour this evening:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Also one much better copy of an existing photo, so it's been replaced:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=727

And finally Ray's copy of an existing All Saints' School photo had all the names on the back (fantastic! ):

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=2911

Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 13, 2013, 08:11:05 PM
Three more new images from Ray Noble added to the Tour this evening. These include two of people at the Trinity Methodist Church and a Girls Group on Chadwick Street:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 21, 2013, 10:22:41 AM
Some more images from Ray Noble added this morning - these show dancing on the lawn of Brabyns Hall in 1929:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-13
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 25, 2013, 01:37:25 PM
A selection of photos from Marple Local History Society's Archives folder for Strines have been added to the Virtual Tour this afternoon:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-27
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 26, 2013, 08:22:33 AM
Some more images uploaded this morning from the History Society's second Strines folder:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-27
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 26, 2013, 03:52:07 PM
Some photos of Mellor provided by Ray Noble have been added to the Virtual Tour this afternoon:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/index.php?cat=12
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 09, 2013, 05:41:19 PM
A few more photos from Ray Noble have gone on-line this evening:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0


Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 16, 2013, 08:25:06 AM
More photos from Ray Noble have gone on-line this this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Wasn't he cute in 1940  ;D

Thank you for sharing with us Ray!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 18, 2013, 08:11:18 AM
A special treat today on the Virtual Tour, as I've uploaded images from the first of four boxes of glass slides provided by a gentleman called Alan McDowell.

As well as the new images and close-ups here:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

It has allowed the following pictures that were already on the Tour to be updated with much better versions:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=158
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=605
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=606

A very BIG thank you to Alan for saving these slides from the dustbin, finding the Virtual Tour on-line and sending them to me.

I hope to get the rest of the slides on-line during this week, so what this space!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 21, 2013, 11:49:43 AM
More of the glass slides provided by Alan McDowell have gone on-line this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Quite a few mystery people unfortunately, but interesting all the same.

Just one box of slides to go now.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Mrs O on February 21, 2013, 01:19:13 PM
More of the glass slides provided by Alan McDowell have gone on-line this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Quite a few mystery people unfortunately, but interesting all the same.

Just one box of slides to go now.
Photo 7 of three women, possibly Hollins Terrace off Hollins Lane.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 24, 2013, 05:47:32 PM
Thanks Mrs O.

The balance of the glass slides from Alan McDowell are now uploaded to the Virtual Tour:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Some fascinating stuff! Shame we don't know who the people are.

Can anyone recognise the land for sale?
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: amazon on February 25, 2013, 09:19:25 PM
The balance of the glass slides from Alan McDowell are now uploaded to the Virtual Tour:

http://.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Fascinating photos especially the steam train one .
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 06, 2013, 07:07:33 PM
Some photos of Middlewood Higher Station during demolition of the south bound platform and chopping off of the edge of the northbound platform in 1966 have been added to the Virtual Tour this evening. The photos have been provided by Martin Stafford, who as a young man of 17 ran a huge, but ultimately unsuccessful, campaign to keep the line between Rose Hill and Macclesfield open.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-23

Martin really did make a huge effort and he has given me all his letters and campaign material from the mid 1960s including numerous newspaper cuttings. I plan to pass the package on to Friends of Rose Hill Station if they are interested and then to Marple Local History Society for their archives.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 10, 2013, 07:40:31 AM
Three photos of Marple Station in 1980 provided by a gentleman called Paul Mallett who used to live on Station Road have been added to the Tour this morning.

Also several images from a school project on Child Welfare and Youth Work, written by K. Taylor in 1949 that has recently come into Marple Local History Society's hands.

I could do with some help on these:

Where is the new Housing Estate? And where was the Welfare Centre?

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: RAY NOBLE on March 10, 2013, 02:07:50 PM
The housing estate is Mount Drive looking towards Church Lane, and the welfare is the Girls Institute on Chadwick Street it had just left the Trinity Methodist Chapel  then in the fifties went to the memorial park.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: RAY NOBLE on March 10, 2013, 02:31:21 PM
Those see-saw's, roundabout. and swings were were erected after the war and there were queues when school came out.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 17, 2013, 04:35:29 PM
A dozen new photos from Marple Local History Society's Archives have been added to the Tour this afternoon.

These are new additions since the scanning of earlier folders so they cover all kinds of subjects.

Got quite a few to add like this and they really are fascinating stuff!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

You can read more about the Warship Week fund-raiser on the main site in the History and Heritage articles under "A Community to be Relied Upon".

http://www.marple-uk.com/heritage/
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: sharky on March 24, 2013, 04:04:03 PM
Ludworth Primary School's website have a set of old school photos. Go to "www.ludworth.org.uk" - then "About us/Ludworth's history"
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 29, 2013, 07:03:36 AM
It is exactly 100 years today that George J Wilkinson, President of Compstall Co-Op Society for 30 years until his death in 1941 aged 68, opened the new Co-Op on Market Street. This image of the opening ceremony has been on the Virtual Tour for some time:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=2941

Today, three images of the key presented to George at the time have also been added to the Tour here:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-36

All these images have kindly been provided by Edmund Wilkinson, George's grandson.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: amazon on March 29, 2013, 11:53:01 AM
It is exactly 100 years today that George J Wilkinson, President of Compstall Co-Op Society for 30 years until his death in 1941 aged 68, opened the new Co-Op on Market Street. This image of the opening ceremony has been on the Virtual Tour for some time:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=2941

Today, three images of the key presented to George at the time have also been added to the Tour here:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-36

All these images have kindly been provided by Edmund Wilkinson, George's grandson.
.

Great photo marple coop .they were busy days .
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 01, 2013, 10:42:08 AM
Two dozen mixed images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

In addition, better copies of the following images have been added:

Hawk Green Milkmaids: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=589

Flooding at Chadkirk: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=362 and one of the chaps in the photo identified.

And the dignitaries at the Dedication of Marple War Memorial in 1992 have been identified:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=1196

And one of our WWI unknown soldiers has been also identified as Percy Marsland of Mellor:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=5344


Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 01, 2013, 11:09:08 AM
Just browsed through another folder and discovered the names of the young girls in the Hawk Green Milkmaid photo!

Hawk Green Milkmaids: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=589
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 05, 2013, 08:09:19 AM
Several new images of people from Marple and Mellor's past (and present) have been added to the Virtual History Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=26
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: sgk on May 10, 2013, 11:10:22 PM
A new album has been created on the Virtual Tour this morning to hold photos of Ludworth School. This is due to the addition of a large number of new images from Marple Local History Society's Archives mainly relating to headmaster Mr Harold Butterworth's reign between 1912 and (based on the pictures) the early 1930s. All images relating to Ludworth School in a variety of other albums have hopefully been tracked down and moved to this album too.

If anyone can add names to faces or firm up dates, most of which I've judged based on the extent of Mr Butterworth's hair loss, then please get in touch.

The complete Ludworth album can be viewed using this link: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=113

The photograph http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?album=113&pid=6043 has caption "Pupils at Ludworth School with headmaster Mr. Harold Butterworth. Undated but probably in the late 1920s or early 1930s. From Marple Local History Society Archives.".

The chap on the far left of the picture is definitely my grandad, George Williamson, and year is 1923.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 11, 2013, 06:43:55 AM
The chap on the far left of the picture is definitely my grandad, George Williamson, and year is 1923.

Thanks for the info SGK, I've added it as a comment to the image - but as a registered user of the Tour you should be able to do it yourself if you wanted.

More details in this thread http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=3381.0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 13, 2013, 09:26:51 AM
27 new images from a new Marple Local History Society folder have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. There are a few mystery photos included, so if you can help with more details please post here or get in touch by email.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 18, 2013, 09:01:41 AM
A Baker's Dozen of new local images from Marple Local History Society have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 18, 2013, 11:42:29 AM
A handful of older images have been squeezed in between the Carnival uploads to the Virtual Tour this morning.

These include some shots of Harold E Shaw Butcher of Marple Bridge, an old but undated aerial view of Marple and some photos of a commemorative key from the 1893 opening of Marple Bridge Co-Op.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 23, 2013, 09:08:17 AM
A selection of images of the Spade Forge / Forge Bank Mill from Marple Local History Society Archives have been uploaded to the Marple Bridge album on the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-30

There's an unknown gent and an unknown object - if you know anything about these please get in touch.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Howard on June 24, 2013, 12:21:37 PM
A handful of older images have been squeezed in between the Carnival uploads to the Virtual Tour this morning.

These include some shots of Harold E Shaw Butcher of Marple Bridge, an old but undated aerial view of Marple and some photos of a commemorative key from the 1893 opening of Marple Bridge Co-Op.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

I don't suppose we have any idea of whether there is an original photo of the arial view (http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=8309) anywhere? That's quite fascinating and I'd love to know what date it was taken. It looks pre-swimming baths to me but the quality's not really good enough for a more detailed analysis.

I found my house, standing all alone on the edge of the village whereas now, it's a few minute's walk from the centre.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 24, 2013, 12:29:32 PM
There must be an original somewhere but the source image for the photo on the Tour is a photo of a newspaper cutting. Here's a larger version, which is actually much bigger than the source itself.

This is the best we can do unless a proper photo version turns up (click it for larger version):

[attachment deleted by admin]
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 09, 2013, 07:26:28 AM
The Virtual Tour has been upgraded so that video from Youtube (and other sources) can be embedded within the albums.

A short video from the Locks Festival by Arthur Procter has been used to test it - seems to work fine:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=8489
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 21, 2013, 09:07:02 AM
A hand-full of Marple Bridge related images from Marple Local History Society's Archive have been added to the tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

More to come soon.....making the most of the weather!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 23, 2013, 08:36:26 AM
Unfortunately due to the thunderstorm this morning an exchange of posts between Dave and me has been lost.

Dave managed to help identify the mystery mill in one of the images uploaded yesterday as Primrose Mill, and the captions have been amended.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 01, 2013, 07:21:20 AM
A range of black and white negatives from a Marple Local History Society folder entitled "Odds and Ends" have been scanned and uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning. The main topics of these are the Apprentice Houses at Bottoms Hall, the Aqueduct and the Canal and Locks. The canal and aqueduct images are clearly labelled as being taken in November 1967 and it's assumed that the others are around the same period.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

There are also some mystery people and locations and I'm hoping that local visitors may be able to help identify who and where some of these are:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=33
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Dave on August 01, 2013, 10:11:00 AM
No 1 is Red Row, Parkside Lane, Mellor, and no 2 may possibly be the same.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 01, 2013, 10:16:24 AM
No 1 is Red Row, Parkside Lane, Mellor, and no 2 may possibly be the same.

Thanks Dave - I'm pretty sure that they are the back and front of the same houses, so that's two sorted.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 04, 2013, 09:33:41 AM
21 newly scanned images from Marple Local History Society Archives of the Marple Bridge area have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 08, 2013, 07:51:36 AM
A quick upload of 3 new images this morning, two from Ray Noble and one found in Marple Local History Society's "Unidentified" folder:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Also, a better copy of this image was in the unidentified folder too:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=833
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 25, 2013, 07:37:13 AM
Another 21 images from Marple Local History Society Archives, including a couple of mysteries again that you may be able to help with.

There are also three images from Hyde - I wouldn't normally include these but they are just too fascinating to leave out.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

This particular image I think I've seen before but I can't locate it on the Tour. Do you recognise where it is?  
It's labelled on the back "Dooley Lane Cottages?" and "Harrisons Brow?". It doesn't seem to tie up with other images of Dooley Lane though.

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs16/not-sure.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 02, 2013, 07:24:13 AM
A batch of photos from Marple Local History Society Archives taken during Town Street's darkest year - following collapse of the retaining wall - have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-47

A photo of the water main burst that was already on the Tour has also been replaced with a much better copy:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=496
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on October 28, 2013, 08:05:07 AM
Three new images from Susan Magee (nee Harding) who was able to identify herself as a baby in two photos taken at Marple Childrens' Orthopaedic Hospital have been added to the Treetops Album:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-56

Also half a dozen Marple Carnival images from 1970 provided by Alan McFall have been added to Vintage Carnivals:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-34
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 05, 2013, 05:38:29 PM
In the last day or so The Virtual Tour has passed the amazing milestone of 2,000,000 image views!

http://visitmarple.co.uk

Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 07, 2013, 06:24:37 AM
A couple of new images of Marple Bridge Barber Fred Hyde (Snr & Jnr) provided by neice / granddaughter Helena Cowell have been added to the Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-45

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/userpics/10002/fred-hyde-2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 19, 2013, 04:49:13 PM
Five more new Marple Bridge images provided by Helena Cowell have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this afternoon:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/misc-adds/the-george-footy.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 24, 2013, 07:35:22 AM
A selection of images from Marple Local History Society Archives featuring Mellor Church and surrounds have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning, including a very early image from 1880.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=12

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs17/mellor-church-05.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 23, 2013, 07:48:01 AM
A selection of images from Marple Local History Society Archives relating to Roman Lakes and Samuel Oldknow have been added to the Tour this morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

These include a Seasonal Greeting Card made by local historian Arthur Hulme and sent to one of his fellow Antiquarian Society members.

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs18/arthur-hulme-card.jpg)

The archives also identified that the chap sat on Oldknow's Seat in this image already on the tour is the same Arthur Hulme.

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/civic01/17a-18_Oldknows_Seat.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 24, 2013, 02:11:49 PM
Another 30 images from the MLHS archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this afternoon, mostly of Mellor / Moor End.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

There's one annotated on the back as the "Miners Arms", which, according to Jack Turnbull's "Last Orders Please" was once at Moor End in Mellor. However, the sign over the door says the "Jordan Arms" and the landlord was William Butler. A bit of surfing suggests that this was in New Mills - can anyone confirm?

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs18/jordan-arms-miners-arms.jpg)

Also there is a postcard labelled on the card itself as Marple Bridge Recreation Ground. It looks like the one in Mellor to me. Was / is there a Marple Bridge Rec?

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs18/rec-marple-bridge.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: amazon on December 24, 2013, 04:01:25 PM
Also there is a postcard labelled on the card itself as Marple Bridge Recreation Ground. It looks like the one in Mellor to me. Was / is there a Marple Bridge Rec?

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs18/rec-marple-bridge.jpg)

No that's not Marple Bridge. Used to be one back of Lower Fold Windsor Castle but it's not this one.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 26, 2013, 07:59:53 AM
Another half-dozen images from Marple Local History Society Archives uploaded this morning, featuring Mellor Hall:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Including Craven (Mr?) who used to own it in the 1900s. Anyone know more about him?

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs18/craven-owner-mellor-hall-1900s.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Dave on December 26, 2013, 10:06:30 AM
No that's not Marple Bridge. Used to be one back of Lower Fold Windsor Castle but it's not this one.

It's definitely Mellor rec - you can tell from the houses in Gibb Lane, on the far right of the picture. 
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 26, 2013, 10:26:05 AM
It's definitely Mellor rec - you can tell from the houses in Gibb Lane, on the far right of the picture. 

Thanks Dave and Amazon - I've moved and re-captioned the image.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=9075
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 04, 2014, 09:46:18 AM
More Mellor related images have been added to the Virtual History Tour this morning, including this very faded image of a veteran with his "fiddle" in Slack Wood:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs18/slack-wood-vet.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 22, 2014, 11:50:30 AM
Several more images of Mellor Church from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning, including this very old 3D slide showing the inside c1890 below:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-37

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs18/mellor-church-c1890s.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 01, 2014, 09:19:51 AM
More images of Mellor and Marple Bridge have have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning including this fantastic photo of Jack Hadfield and his sons at Mellor Hall Farm:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs18/jack-hadfield-sons-mellor-hall-farm.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 09, 2014, 09:17:40 AM
Some more images from Marple Local History Society's "Mellor" folders uploaded this morning. These include some great photos of Mellor Lodge. What a great shame Samuel Oldknow's home didn't survive.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs18/mellor-lodge-03.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 09, 2014, 08:51:46 AM
Some fantastic images of Marple Hall added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=2

The additions feature many interior shots previously unseen and including the often described John Bradshawe oak bed with carved mottos and the magnificent staircase long before the roof fell in.

To read more about the hall visit: www.marple-uk.com/marplehall/

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/marplehall/marple-hall-bradshawe-bed-1919.jpg) (http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/marplehall/marple-hall-stairs-1919a.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 12, 2014, 07:29:27 AM
Three images recently received by Marple Local History Society showing the Bradshawe-Isherwoods, owners of Marple Hall, in around 1907 have been added to the Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-6

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/userpics/10002/john-henry-bradshaw-isherwood-elizabeth.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 30, 2014, 08:22:40 AM
Several new images of Marple Hall all taken in the year 1900 have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-6

They include this picture of Harry Mainwaring (Peover Hall) sitting on the back wall overlooking Marple Dale.

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/marplehall/marple-hall-1900-harry-mainwaring.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 13, 2014, 11:48:21 AM
16 new images of Mellor Mill and surrounds have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-10

They include this much better version of one that was already on-line:

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/buildings/picture_125.JPG)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 11, 2014, 08:45:01 AM
22 images of Roman Lakes, Roman Bridge and surrounds have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=16

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs18/roman-bridge-e.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Phil on May 11, 2014, 05:40:03 PM
What a truly wonderful set of photo's. Any idea who those "visitors" to the bridge were? Any idea when it was taken.... Not sure a picture taken today would have the same impact in 100 years time (but I could be wrong).

RH
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 11, 2014, 06:28:13 PM
What a truly wonderful set of photo's. Any idea who those "visitors" to the bridge were? Any idea when it was taken.... Not sure a picture taken today would have the same impact in 100 years time (but I could be wrong).

RH

Sadly there is no information with the images as to who they were or when it was, although I would guess by the clothing that the two large groups on the bridge are pre-WWI, around 1905-1910-ish. I always include any info that is available in the captions but all too often there is none. I'm not sure about pictures in 100 years having the same impact - perhaps they will - but it's important to make a note on the back of dates and names because they are so much more interesting when you know something about them. It also needs a little thought - quite often people will write "me with aunty Hilda" but in 100 years nobody will have any idea who "me" is :( 
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 01, 2014, 06:18:44 AM
Four images from the Yarwood family, formerly of Hawk Green, have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-45
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 07, 2014, 06:16:16 PM
A selection of photographs from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this evening, including these Hawk Green Builders dressed up to the nines!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-a/hawk-green-builders-topping-out.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 29, 2014, 08:11:00 AM
A number of photos provided by Carole O'Halloran - born in Marple in 1945 (Carole Clayton) - from Australia have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=26

The photos include the crowning of Carole's mum Florence Clayton as "Legion Queen of Marple" with a fantastic procession along Market Street and the crowning, which probably took place in Marple Memorial Park.

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/cjmanser/Image10.jpg)

There is also a photo of Carole's dad Percy outside 5 Goyt Avenue in 1926. Percy still lives with Carole in Oz and they will celebrate his 104th birthday in August!

Here's a recent article with a photo of Percy:

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Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 21, 2014, 09:02:25 AM
A ramdon dozen images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual History Tour this morning, including several of Clara Elizabeth Ardern who lived at Pear Tree Farm, Ludworth:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-a/clara-elizabeth-ardern-1893.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 06, 2014, 07:54:43 AM
A couple of great images of Thomas and Hannah Carver provided by The Carver Theatre have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-45

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/userpics/10002/t-carver.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 10, 2014, 08:57:58 AM
Sixteen new images from Marple Local History Society Archives added to the Virtual Tour this morning, many of them local sports teams from 80 to 100+ years ago.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-a/mellor-lacross-club-1936.jpg)

Tom Oldham who built the Mellor Mill model is one of the players in the Lacrosse team photo.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 26, 2014, 07:00:46 AM
Several images from a Carver Theatre production of Ali Baba in 1952, an All Saints' School group from 1947-49 and a photo of Rose Hill Football Club from 1934 have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/userpics/10002/carver-playhouse-1952-4.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 07, 2014, 07:55:35 AM
A handful of images from local people Kevin Moors and Judith Wilshaw have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/misc1/scanhollins-mill-from-market-st.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/misc1/charles-alan-moors.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 07, 2014, 06:09:31 PM
A mixed bag of images from Marple Local History Society's Archives have been uploaded to the Virtual History Tour this evening.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-a/john-rowbottom-blacksmith-moor-end.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 19, 2014, 09:50:39 AM
A Baker's Dozen of new images have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning, including a couple I'm not sure about.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

Where was Jessie Field?
(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-a/jessie-field.jpg)

Where was Nab Wood?
(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-a/nab-wood.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: sgk on December 19, 2014, 10:28:55 AM
Where was Nab Wood?

Thanks for posting more pictures.  I believe Nab Wood is over towards the Hare+Hounds pub on Dooley Lane.

(http://i.imgur.com/7jFzYzR.png]) (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Nab+Wood+Farm/@53.3979112,-2.0988595,17z/data=!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x0:0xb9ce4d07db645e5a!2sNab+Wood+Farm!3m1!1s0x0:0xb9ce4d07db645e5a)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 19, 2014, 10:40:26 AM
Thanks for posting more pictures.  I believe Nab Wood is over towards the Hare+Hounds pub on Dooley Lane.

Thank you sgk. I've amended the caption and album for the image  :)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: sgk on December 19, 2014, 11:56:07 AM
Where was Jessie Field?

I believe Jessie Field was originally part of the Nab Wood Farm estate, see this Genes Reunited link (http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/searchbna/results?memberlastsubclass=none&searchhistorykey=0&keywords=jessie%20banie&county=cheshire,%20england).

I don't have a subscription to Genes Reunited but the public text reads as below
Chester Chronicle Cheshire, England 5 Sep 1863
Bnbtnit to SALE by PTJBLIC AUCTION, at the Warren Bulkeley Arms Inn, iv Stockport, on Friday, tbe 25th day of
LOT 11. A piece of very superior LAND, admirably adapted for building upon, being part of tbe said Nab Estate, called tbe Jessie Field, containing 2a. Or. 2Sp.. having a very considerable frontage to tbe said turnpike-road, and overlooking the Chadkirk


And looking at old maps it does indeed show Jessiefield as being quite close to Nab Estate.
(http://i.imgur.com/wV0bcmt.png) (http://maps.nls.uk/view/101598346)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 23, 2014, 04:14:21 PM
Thank you for that map link and help on the location of Jessie Field @sgk

Another 16 images from Marple Local History Society's Archive have been added to the Virtual Tour this afternoon. Mostly of Church Lane or the immediate surrounds.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-a/church-lane-chadwick-st-junction.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 11, 2015, 09:52:29 AM
Ten images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

They mostly relate to St Mary's RC Church, Marple Bridge between around 1909 and late 1920s.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-a/st-marys-rc-church-fancy-dress-3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 29, 2015, 07:51:04 AM
A mixed bag of 24 images provided by local postcard collector Janet Holmes have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning. Janet has kindly made her full collection available and more will be uploaded over the coming weeks / months. It's also pleasing to note that we have now passed 2.5 Million image views on the tour and with Janet's help will soon have 10,000+ images on-line.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/jholmes/11105.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: MLHS on January 29, 2015, 07:05:16 PM
Mark,

10,000 plus images, and 2.5 million views !
The figures speak for themselves,

great work, and thank you for creating such a rich source,

Martin
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 08, 2015, 07:58:49 AM
Another mixed selection of 24 images from Marple Local History Society Archives has been uploaded to the Virtual History Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

One of the images shows the end of a Road Race in 1905.

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-a/end-of-road-race-1905.jpg)

See this thread for discussions about the location: http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=6097.0
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 22, 2015, 12:04:15 PM
Another dozen images from Janet Holmes' collection has been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/jholmes/14991.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 26, 2015, 10:49:41 AM
A quick handful of images from MLHS relating to Hollins Mill have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-154

They include the first full-on picture of the lodge at the Stockport Road entrance to Memorial Park that I've seen.

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-a/memorial-park-lodge-stockport-rd.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: Jay on April 28, 2015, 05:01:52 PM
If the mill was demolished in 1957 and Marple hall demolished in 1959, how come the sun dial is in memorial park? That doesn't add up unless things were stripped from Marple hall prior to it being demolished!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 28, 2015, 07:47:22 PM
If the mill was demolished in 1957 and Marple hall demolished in 1959, how come the sun dial is in memorial park? That doesn't add up unless things were stripped from Marple hall prior to it being demolished!

A good question Jay! The decline of Marple Hall was well advanced in 1954. Here's a quote from a longer article in the Manchester Guardian of 7 April 1954:

Quote from: Manchester Guardian of 7 April 1954
Lead looters have stripped the roof, and a magnificent sundial which stood outside the main entrance on a tier of steps was recently pushed over for no other reason than as a trial of somebody's strength. It was rescued before it could be hammered into pieces, and now stands in Marple Park as a gift to the village.

This was around the time that the stained glass was moved to Bunbury Church and it became a race against the vandals to save whatever was possible. As I understand it (and the pictures on the tour show) it was only when the hall was a total ruin that it was "demolished" in 1959.

This dates the picture in question to some time between 1954 and 1957:

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-a/hollins-mill2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 23, 2015, 09:20:45 AM
Another two dozen images from Janet Holmes' collection has been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/jholmes/18834.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 06, 2015, 09:20:05 AM
A handful of images relating to Marple Boys Brigade have been uploaded to the Virtual History Tour this morning, including a couple of pics of the original 1929 enrollment certificate recently discovered in a re-used photo frame. There are also a few c 1955 pictures of Leslie Atkinson provided by his sister Hilary. Unfortunately we don't know any of the other names at the moment but if you can identify any of them please do share!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/userpics/10002/church-lads-brigade01.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 06, 2015, 09:44:37 AM
A milestone moment!

The Boys Brigade photos uploaded this morning have taken the total images on the Virtual Tour to 10,000!

They've been viewed an amazing 2,652,779 times.

Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 18, 2015, 09:41:10 AM
A mixed bag of two dozen images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-a/kayswood-hay-making-bp.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 12, 2015, 07:08:09 AM
A handful of new images from Marple Local History Society plus a new postcard acquisition of Marple Cricket Club in 1904 have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-b/marplecc.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 13, 2015, 06:55:35 AM
This morning another handful of images from the Janet Holmes collection have been added to the Virtual Tour:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/jholmes/24261.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 24, 2015, 09:33:28 AM
This morning another mixed batch of images from the Janet Holmes collection have been added to the Virtual Tour:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/jholmes/30061.jpg)

Also, here's a copy of the update on the Virtual Tour pasted from the Christmas Greeting on the main site. Figures quoted are before this most recent upload:

Over 2.8 Million image views on the Marple Website Virtual History Tour!

As I write, the counter on the Virtual History Tour has reached 2,821,482 image views and we are now working towards the amazing target of 3.0M sometime in 2016.

Due to the demands of the skatepark project and building a new extension at home the Virtual Tour has taken a bit of a back seat this year, but we've still managed to add nearly 800 photos over the last 12 months. The total number of images on the Virtual Tour has now reached 10,513 and they've been viewed an amazing 348,944 times since Christmas 2014. Despite scanning the last folder from Marple Local History Society's photo archives in 2014 I still have a significant backlog of new random folders of images from the society plus a large number of postcard images provided by collector Janet Holmes and I'm looking forward to sharing them during 2016.

Without wishing to steal their thunder, The Marple Website has also been working on a further collaboration with Marple Local History Society this year, so look out for an announcement early in the New Year that will have local history buffs salivating!

Once again, local photographer Arthur Procter has done some sterling work recording just about everything that happens in Marple over the last year and his excellent contributions have included Marple Carnival 2015, Marple 150 and the last ever Marple Locks Festival, Hawk Green Festival, Mellor Country Fete, Mellor Mill Fact and Fun Day, Marple Food and Drink Festival, the Remembrance Service in Memorial Park and Marple 2015 Christmas events. We've also had contributions from other photographers too, notably from a young Jake Taylor who I hope we'll see more of in 2016.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 31, 2015, 10:03:34 AM
I've been loaned a folder of photographs of Marple District Centre by Eddie Ashworth, who worked on the District Centre improvements during the 1970s and 1980s. The photos were taken by Pete Robinson and I've started to scan and upload them today. Most of them have been added to the District Centre folder:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-124

But there are also a few others that fall into different albums, so use this link to see all the new additions:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/eddie-ashworth/Image13.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/eddie-ashworth/Image28.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 02, 2016, 07:36:36 AM
More images of Marple District Centre during the 1970s added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-124

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/eddie-ashworth/Image418.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/eddie-ashworth/Image49.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 13, 2016, 08:22:02 AM
A mixed batch of new images from Marple Local History Society Archives added this morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

They include a group of workers in an unknown location but thought to be Marple. Do you recognise anyone?

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-b/unknown-workers.jpg)

Also an interesting image of Black Wharf, showing that there was once a canal building near to the present day entrance to the park. I haven't seen that before:

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-b/black-wharf-possett-bridge.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 05, 2016, 12:30:43 PM
Another batch of images from Marple Local History Society Archives has been added to the Virtual Tour today:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0 (http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-b/brabyns-park-entrance.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-b/co-op-stables.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on March 10, 2016, 07:20:59 AM
A dozen images from the Janet Holmes collection of postcards have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0 (http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/jholmes/38262.jpg)

Thank you to Janet for sharing her collection, there's 115 uploaded to the tour now and lots more to add!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 11, 2016, 07:19:18 AM
The Virtual History Tour has been updated this morning with a series of photos provided by David Wild that he took and developed between 1967 and 1970.

They cover Marple Carnival, some of these are particulary interesting because they show Church Lane before the junction with Hibbert Lane was extended to Stockport Road:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-34

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/dlwild/carnival70-4.jpg)

And images from Boat Rallies up at Top Lock in 1967 and 68:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-36

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/dlwild/boat-rally68-8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 09, 2016, 09:53:41 AM
15 images from Marple Local History Archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning, including this fantastically composed but very poor quality image of Market Street. It would be great to track down a better copy, or even the original as it will probably be a glass slide with lots of stunning detail.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0 (http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-c/market-st.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 20, 2016, 12:06:11 PM
This morning the Virtual History Tour of Marple has passed through the amazing milestone of 3.0 MILLION image views!
(http://visitmarple.co.uk/tour1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 17, 2016, 10:58:55 AM
19 images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual History Tour this morning. Interestingly they include the shops at the top of Market Street that will be demolished as part the Albert School plans if they go ahead, and a gentleman at Hawk Green Cricket Pavilion (Jack Kerfoot) who I think must be one of the Kerfoot brothers pictured with John S Fielding (died 100 years ago yesterday) when they enlisted to fight in WWI. Not to mention a lady called Ena Sharples on Stone Row!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0 (http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-c/church-lane1.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-c/hawkgreen-pavilion.jpg)

 (http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/images/phocagallery/wwi/thumbs/phoca_thumb_l_16-07-16-john-s-fielding640.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 08, 2016, 07:41:19 AM
Two dozen images from the Janet Holmes collection have been added to the Virtual History Tour this morning. They include these ladies cycling near Spout House, Strines, and a great shot of the Stag and Pheasant Pub down at Otterpool showing how different the road was:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0 (http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/jholmes/45610.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/jholmes/41216.jpg)

These additions have taken us past 11,000 local images on the Virtual Tour!
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 17, 2016, 07:48:13 AM
The Virtual History Tour has taken a back seat to bench restorations and raising funds for the skatepark recently, so it's taken me a while to get around to processing the latest uploads. So apologies to Tom Lord, who provided these latest images several weeks ago, mostly of trains around Marple between 1960-63, plus an interesting shot of Marple Aqueduct during repairs and one of Marple Wharf when it was a wharf!

For the train photos see the latest uploads in the Railways album here:  http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-23

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/trains/marple_031.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/trains/marple_025.jpg)

Here are direct links to the other two:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=11483

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/trains/aqueduct-drained-for-repair.jpg)

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=11484

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/trains/marple-wharf-c1960.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on November 25, 2016, 07:21:51 AM
A batch of images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual History Tour this morning. Quite a few of Stonehurst on Hibbert Lane, mostly interior shots, and several of Marple's movers and shakers who were featured in Cheshire Life in November 1972. Amongst others there's also a great shot of a fire engine pumping out after flooding at Cataract Mill in 1967 and a newspaper cutting showing the demolition of the Co-Op on Market Street in 1974:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-c/stonehurst03.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-c/hugh-fletcher.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-c/floods-at-cataract-mill-26-sep-1967.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 24, 2016, 08:25:52 AM
Nearly 3.2 Million image views on the Marple Website Virtual History Tour!

As I wrote the Christmas Greeting yesterday, the counter on the Virtual History Tour had reached 3,187,123 image views and there were more than 11,360 local images shared.

Another year focused on the skatepark project means that the Virtual Tour has continued to take a back seat but we've still managed to add over 850 photos during the last 12 months. The total number of images on the Virtual Tour has now reached 11,364 and they've been viewed an amazing 365,641 times since Christmas 2015.

There are still many images from Marple Local History Society's Archives to scan and a significant number of postcard images provided by collector Janet Holmes still to upload. So the Virtual Tour is set to continue growing throughout 2017.

For today, a dozen new images from Warwick Burton's collection (now in Marple Local History Society Archives) have been added to the Marple Railway Album:

I must confess to not knowing there was a Colliery Tramway on Ludworth Moor until scanning these images.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-23

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/warwick/marple-station-march-1965.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/warwick/ludworth-moor-colliery-19-10-1979-3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 25, 2016, 07:08:10 AM
Another dozen images from Warwick Burton's collection have been uploaded this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/warwick/marple-station-august-1969a.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/warwick/gv-viaduct-17-6-1973.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 15, 2017, 11:39:36 AM
12 more images from Warwick Burton's collection have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/warwick/middlewoodstnc1910.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/warwick/liberalclub26-12-83a.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 12, 2017, 08:50:09 AM
The final 14 images from Warwick Burton's collection have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning. These include more railway shots and also some programmes and photos from United Nations Association Fetes at Brabyns Hall during the 1950s: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/warwick/una-195x.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/warwick/fete1950_4.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/warwick/fete1950_2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on February 20, 2017, 06:49:27 AM
A small selection of images of Market Street from the History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-19

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-c/bulls-head-outing.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 06, 2017, 06:54:08 AM
Another random selection of images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-c/station-rd-lock-9.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on July 16, 2017, 10:20:20 AM
A couple of great additions to the Marple Carnival (Vintage) album from 1979 provided by Steve Condliffe uploaded today:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-34

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/userpics/10002/carnival1979-1.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/userpics/10002/carnival1979-2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on August 31, 2017, 08:41:13 AM
A baker's dozen of mixed images from the Janet Holmes collection has been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/jholmes/53121.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/jholmes/54065.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on September 16, 2017, 06:51:52 AM
A dozen Mellor related images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual History Tour this morning.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-c/floods-at-moor-end-sep1967-3.jpg)

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs-c/tommy-gun-down-well-1996.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on December 23, 2017, 08:09:00 AM
Twenty images from the Janet Holmes collection have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0 (https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0)

They're a mixed bag covering all kinds of subjects but I particularly like this one of a parade passing the old police station and the Bowling Green pub on Stockport Road near the Cross Lane junction:

(https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/jholmes/62068.jpg)

I knew there was one of the same event already on the tour and in searching that out I've realised that the parade is probably celebrating the Investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1911. Those three blurry feathers on the front of the bikes waiting on Willow Grove being the clue:

(https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/misc/willowgrove.jpg)

There is also a location that I don't recognise. Can you help?:

(https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/jholmes/51845.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on January 06, 2018, 04:31:53 PM
Thanks to Bill Beard at Marple Local History Society we now know that this location is The Bongs on Cobden Edge.

(https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/jholmes/51845.jpg)

So it's now been moved to the Mystery People Gallery (https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/jholmes/51845.jpg), as we still have no idea who this group of ladies are.
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 02, 2018, 11:18:17 AM
This morning a new album has been started featuring a series of photos provided to Marple Local History Society by Hilary Ellam:

The photos in this album were given to MLHS by Hilary Ellam whose parents and grandparents were from Mellor. Hilary's parents were Peter Davis and (Winifred) Shirley Davis (nee Hall).  Hilary’s grandparents were Annie Mary Hall (nee Daniels) and Bernard Hall.  Bernard Hall ran a butcher’s shop in Mellor with his brother,  as well as being a part time postman.  The Davis family were tailors from Marple Bridge. Barbara Hall and Shirley were sisters. Hilary reckons that the majority of the photographs were taken in the 1930s when her Aunt Barbara, born in 1925, would have been in the guides.

The first photos added are from a Mellor Carnival / Rose Queen event in the 1930s. There will be quite a few other Mellor related images added soon.

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=180

(https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/mellor-new/mellor-carnival02.jpg)

(https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/mellor-new/mellor-carnival04.jpg)

Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 21, 2018, 06:49:52 PM
This evening 40 photos of Braddock's Garage on Oldknow Road shortly before it closed and during demolition have been added to the Virtual Tour.

The photos are kindly provided by Graham Meakin:

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-21

(https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/braddock/braddock-4290019.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on April 22, 2018, 02:27:03 PM
Further to the Braddock's Garage photos from Graham Meakin yesterday two more photos have been added today.

These show his grandfather's family picnicking at Greenclough Farm in Strines in the early 1900s plus a photo of the same location in 2014:

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=12434

(https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/userpics/10002/breenclough-20040212-p2120002.jpg)

(https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/userpics/10002/breenclough-20141226.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 05, 2018, 06:39:20 PM
Some more photos from the collection provided to Marple Local History Society by Hilary Ellam have been uploaded this evening:

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-180

These additions include a Scout and Guides Panto, Guides camping and Mellor AFC teams from the 1930s.

(https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/mellor-new/mellorscoutsguidespanto09.jpg)

(https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/mellor-new/mellorguides03brendaguides.jpg)

(https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/mellor-new/mellorfootballclub00.jpg)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on May 16, 2018, 07:37:24 AM
Some one has spotted that it's the 50th anniversary of the Queen's visit to Marple today!

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=69 (https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=69)
Title: Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
Post by: admin on June 18, 2018, 05:12:02 AM
There's one annotated on the back as the "Miners Arms", which, according to Jack Turnbull's "Last Orders Please" was once at Moor End in Mellor. However, the sign over the door says the "Jordan Arms" and the landlord was William Butler. A bit of surfing suggests that this was in New Mills - can anyone confirm?

(http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/albums/uploads/new/mlhs18/jordan-arms-miners-arms.jpg)

After investigations by MLHS's Bill Beard the following comment has been added for this image: https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=9057

The map link below gives the location of the Jordan Arms at Jordanwall Nook. In Jack Turnbull's book "Last Orders Please" he suggests that one of the pubs in the area was known as the Miners but was not the official name. A bit like the Foresters in Romiley that is known as the 'Piggy'. There is more info in the MLHS book by Derek Brumhead about mining in the area. https://maps.nls.uk/view/114586112 (https://maps.nls.uk/view/114586112)