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=139http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=359http://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)