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
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.