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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #513 on: July 14, 2020, 11:30:24 AM »
This morning Phil Fern has shared six photos he took of the Bowling Green Pub Fire on September 11th 2001, didn't get developed until 2010 and then rediscovered in 2020:

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-36





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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #512 on: July 10, 2020, 11:45:43 AM »
Boating Pool in Memorial Park

This great photo of the boating pool and library in Marple Memorial Park was kindly donated to the Virtual History Tour and Marple Local History Society with a couple of others by Caroline Calverley.

It must date from the mid to late 1970s as the library was built in 1974.

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-154


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« Reply #511 on: May 22, 2020, 08:38:12 AM »
A Few Snaps from Marple!

A mixed batch of 19 images from the Janet Holmes collection has been uploaded to the Virtual History Tour this morning:

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


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« Reply #510 on: May 02, 2020, 04:14:53 PM »
A selection of 59 images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been uploaded to the Virtual History Tour this afternoon. Many of them are of Town Street, Marple Bridge, in the 1990s but there are some older ones and a few around Marple too:

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0
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« Reply #509 on: May 01, 2020, 04:00:18 PM »
A selection of 59 images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been uploaded to the Virtual History Tour this afternoon. Many of them are of Town Street, Marple Bridge, in the 1990s but there are some older ones and a few around Marple too:

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


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« Reply #508 on: April 23, 2020, 12:18:34 PM »
Yes, interesting picture.  They certainly do look out of place up there - and of course there are no passengers!  :(

As far as I can recall, back in the 1980s, most 363 buses would turn round at Mellor rec (just as some 375s do now), but a few would continue to New MIlls, and a few others would continue up through Moor End and turn round at Five Lane Ends - in those days they didn't drive along Shiloh Road to turn round.   It looks as though that's what the bus in the picture is doing.  If you look very closely you can see the angle of the front wheels, and that the doors are open, and I think the driver is in the process of turning round.
Do you remember the (I think) SHMD buses that had the long seats upstairs?

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« Reply #507 on: April 23, 2020, 11:51:02 AM »
The 375's being run by double deckers at the minute, and I keep thinking how incongruous they must look parked up at the end of a farm track in the middle of Shiloh Road, surrounded by fields and a view towards Kinder Scout. 

Yes, interesting picture.  They certainly do look out of place up there - and of course there are no passengers!  :(

So I was quite interested to see that picture of a double decker bus coming off Shiloh Road in the 1980s! 
https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=14613

As far as I can recall, back in the 1980s, most 363 buses would turn round at Mellor rec (just as some 375s do now), but a few would continue to New MIlls, and a few others would continue up through Moor End and turn round at Five Lane Ends - in those days they didn't drive along Shiloh Road to turn round.   It looks as though that's what the bus in the picture is doing.  If you look very closely you can see the angle of the front wheels, and that the doors are open, and I think the driver is in the process of turning round. 

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« Reply #506 on: April 23, 2020, 09:29:46 AM »
Interesting stuff.  One especially stood out for me.

The 375's being run by double deckers at the minute, and I keep thinking how incongruous they must look parked up at the end of a farm track in the middle of Shiloh Road, surrounded by fields and a view towards Kinder Scout.  Any bus parked there looks odd - double deckers must look especially so.

So I was quite interested to see that picture of a double decker bus coming off Shiloh Road in the 1980s! 
https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=14613


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« Reply #505 on: April 23, 2020, 07:12:49 AM »
Another 14 images of Mellor from Marple Local History Society's Archives have been added to the Virtual History Tour this morning:

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


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« Reply #504 on: April 02, 2020, 10:48:45 AM »
A mixed bag of two dozen postcards and images provided by Janet Holmes have been uploaded to the Virtual History Tour this morning:

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


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« Reply #503 on: March 29, 2020, 04:55:27 PM »
A dozen images from Marple Local History Society Archives of Mellor Hall, mostly from 1976 and including some rare interior shots, have been uploaded to the Marple Website Virtual History Tour this afternoon:

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-29


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« Reply #502 on: March 26, 2020, 06:45:26 AM »
A mixed bag of new images uploaded to the Marple Website Virtual History Tour this morning, ranging from Trinity Methodists to the Hawk Green Reading Room, the old Norweb Shop on Stockport Road (now Stationery Supplies) to the construction of the Ridgedale Centre.

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


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« Reply #501 on: March 09, 2020, 07:39:13 AM »
This morning a new album has been created on the Virtual History Tour covering Marple Rally of Boats 1966-70.

These events led to the canals and locks being restored by volunteers and reopened for navigation in 1974:

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=201


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« Reply #500 on: March 05, 2020, 09:31:15 AM »
Couple of fabulously colourful 1960s photos of Derby Way added to the Market Street and Derby Way album on the Marple Website Virtual History Tour this morning.

Check out the full album for more than 80 others: https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-19



Wow!  That's quite bright!  Bring back lime green shop buildings I say!

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« Reply #499 on: March 05, 2020, 09:15:18 AM »
Couple of fabulously colourful 1960s photos of Derby Way added to the Market Street and Derby Way album on the Marple Website Virtual History Tour this morning.

Check out the full album for more than 80 others: https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-19