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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #295 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)
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #294 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

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #293 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.
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #292 on: February 05, 2011, 05:37:00 PM »
Thanks for posting these.

oops - "Dank Bank"!

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #291 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
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #290 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     
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #289 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
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #288 on: January 22, 2011, 08:59:17 PM »
Thanks Marveld - must have got carried away Ctrl-C'ing!
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #287 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.

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #286 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.
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #285 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.
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #284 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
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #283 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
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #282 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
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #281 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
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