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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #480 on: April 22, 2018, 02:27:03 PM »
Further to the Braddock's Garage photos from Graham Meakin yesterday two more photos have been added today.

These show his grandfather's family picnicking at Greenclough Farm in Strines in the early 1900s plus a photo of the same location in 2014:

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=12434



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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #479 on: April 21, 2018, 06:49:52 PM »
This evening 40 photos of Braddock's Garage on Oldknow Road shortly before it closed and during demolition have been added to the Virtual Tour.

The photos are kindly provided by Graham Meakin:

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-21

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« Reply #478 on: April 02, 2018, 11:18:17 AM »
This morning a new album has been started featuring a series of photos provided to Marple Local History Society by Hilary Ellam:

The photos in this album were given to MLHS by Hilary Ellam whose parents and grandparents were from Mellor. Hilary's parents were Peter Davis and (Winifred) Shirley Davis (nee Hall).  Hilary’s grandparents were Annie Mary Hall (nee Daniels) and Bernard Hall.  Bernard Hall ran a butcher’s shop in Mellor with his brother,  as well as being a part time postman.  The Davis family were tailors from Marple Bridge. Barbara Hall and Shirley were sisters. Hilary reckons that the majority of the photographs were taken in the 1930s when her Aunt Barbara, born in 1925, would have been in the guides.

The first photos added are from a Mellor Carnival / Rose Queen event in the 1930s. There will be quite a few other Mellor related images added soon.

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=180





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« Reply #477 on: January 06, 2018, 04:31:53 PM »
Thanks to Bill Beard at Marple Local History Society we now know that this location is The Bongs on Cobden Edge.



So it's now been moved to the Mystery People Gallery, as we still have no idea who this group of ladies are.
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« Reply #476 on: December 23, 2017, 08:09:00 AM »
Twenty images from the Janet Holmes collection have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

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

They're a mixed bag covering all kinds of subjects but I particularly like this one of a parade passing the old police station and the Bowling Green pub on Stockport Road near the Cross Lane junction:



I knew there was one of the same event already on the tour and in searching that out I've realised that the parade is probably celebrating the Investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1911. Those three blurry feathers on the front of the bikes waiting on Willow Grove being the clue:



There is also a location that I don't recognise. Can you help?:


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« Reply #475 on: September 16, 2017, 06:51:52 AM »
A dozen Mellor related images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual History Tour this morning.

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



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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #474 on: August 31, 2017, 08:41:13 AM »
A baker's dozen of mixed images from the Janet Holmes collection has been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning:

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



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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #473 on: July 16, 2017, 10:20:20 AM »
A couple of great additions to the Marple Carnival (Vintage) album from 1979 provided by Steve Condliffe uploaded today:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-34



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« Reply #472 on: July 06, 2017, 06:54:08 AM »
Another random selection of images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

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

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« Reply #471 on: February 20, 2017, 06:49:27 AM »
A small selection of images of Market Street from the History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-19

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« Reply #470 on: February 12, 2017, 08:50:09 AM »
The final 14 images from Warwick Burton's collection have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning. These include more railway shots and also some programmes and photos from United Nations Association Fetes at Brabyns Hall during the 1950s: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0





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« Reply #469 on: January 15, 2017, 11:39:36 AM »
12 more images from Warwick Burton's collection have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning:

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



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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #468 on: December 25, 2016, 07:08:10 AM »
Another dozen images from Warwick Burton's collection have been uploaded this morning:

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



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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #467 on: December 24, 2016, 08:25:52 AM »
Nearly 3.2 Million image views on the Marple Website Virtual History Tour!

As I wrote the Christmas Greeting yesterday, the counter on the Virtual History Tour had reached 3,187,123 image views and there were more than 11,360 local images shared.

Another year focused on the skatepark project means that the Virtual Tour has continued to take a back seat but we've still managed to add over 850 photos during the last 12 months. The total number of images on the Virtual Tour has now reached 11,364 and they've been viewed an amazing 365,641 times since Christmas 2015.

There are still many images from Marple Local History Society's Archives to scan and a significant number of postcard images provided by collector Janet Holmes still to upload. So the Virtual Tour is set to continue growing throughout 2017.

For today, a dozen new images from Warwick Burton's collection (now in Marple Local History Society Archives) have been added to the Marple Railway Album:

I must confess to not knowing there was a Colliery Tramway on Ludworth Moor until scanning these images.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-23



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« Reply #466 on: November 25, 2016, 07:21:51 AM »
A batch of images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual History Tour this morning. Quite a few of Stonehurst on Hibbert Lane, mostly interior shots, and several of Marple's movers and shakers who were featured in Cheshire Life in November 1972. Amongst others there's also a great shot of a fire engine pumping out after flooding at Cataract Mill in 1967 and a newspaper cutting showing the demolition of the Co-Op on Market Street in 1974:

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





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