Have any of you estimable local historians done any research into the Barlow Family? I know Frank Barlow was an India Tea Merchant who married into the Carvers via Mary, and that they lived in Woodville. But they obviously had poodles of money, other houses, etc. There's a big memorial-grave in All Saints' churchyard which amazingly is still standing :-(
The reason I ask is that my Great-Grandad Alfred Chaney was their Coachman/Household head at the turn of the last (19th-20th) Century. Family lore has it that he was the first person in Marple to drive a motor car but he definitely took loads of photos including some on your galleries page. I'm trying to fill in details of his life - such as just how he got to marry a Welsh-speaking Jones fom Flint!
And as my nickname reveals, I'm a bit distant from Marple these days!