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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #175 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)
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #174 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
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« Reply #173 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.
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #172 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
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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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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« 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.

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« 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.

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

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

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« 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.

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