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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #130 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.

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #129 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
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #128 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
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #127 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.......

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #126 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.
 
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #125 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!

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #124 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
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #123 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!

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #122 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)
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #121 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:

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #120 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.


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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #119 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.

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #118 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.
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #117 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.

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #116 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.

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