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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #171 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
 
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #170 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:

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« Reply #169 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
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« Reply #168 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.
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #167 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!
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #166 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.

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #165 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.

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #164 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)

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #163 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!

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« Reply #162 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
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #161 on: April 13, 2009, 10:05:31 AM »
The remaining All Saints' School photos have now been added to the Tour.

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« Reply #160 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.
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #159 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!

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #158 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  :-[

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #157 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.

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