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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #534 on: April 11, 2021, 07:34:09 AM »
A trio of new uploads to the Virtual Tour this morning, including this great shot of Braddock's Garage on Stockport Road...

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


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« Reply #533 on: April 02, 2021, 07:13:35 AM »
Two images of Dr Frank Gordon Macnair have been added to the People Album on the Marple Website Virtual History Tour this morning.

Dr Frank Macnair was a GP, between about about 1932 and 1947, based at Charlecote, on Church Lane and later in Winnington Road. He was also Medical Officer for the Marple Orthopaedic Hospital and worked part time at Stockport Infirmary. Son Andrew says he died in 1948 when I was three years old and my mother, myself and my brother moved to Mellor. I am a retired GP. My father's brother was Alan Macnair and his sister-in-law was Iris Macnair who set up the Marple Macnair charity.

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-45




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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #532 on: March 25, 2021, 09:57:24 AM »
Another mixed bag of uploads this morning, including Tom Goldschmidt in the 1951 Festival of Britain Parade and the holiday cabin on Ludworth Moor - anyone remember that?

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





Also a great sepia image of the junction of Market Street and Stockport Road:


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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #531 on: March 21, 2021, 08:26:31 AM »
A real mixed bag of additions to the Virtual History Tour this morning from Marple Local History Society Archives:

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

Several of them relate to the Hodgkinson family, original owners of the Hollins Mill Co.






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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #530 on: March 16, 2021, 06:58:42 AM »
An elusive photo of Rose Hill House has at last found its way into Marple Local History Society Archives thanks to Sue Grey (née Hodgkinson) whose family once rented various houses in the area, including this one.

It's been added to the Virtual Tour this morning https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

The Holy Grail is now the Hollies!



There is also a great newspaper cutting showing an old Royce car crossing the Iron Bridge:


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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #529 on: February 10, 2021, 07:31:43 AM »
That looks right to me, although I was only 4 or 5 years old at the time. I certainly don't remember the diving board. I wouldn't want to be diving into 6 feet of water from that!
These photos are bringing back memories. There were changing cubicles on both sides of the pool, male and female. Spent many times trying to jump off the board without somebody telling you off. Learnt to dive in doing a back flip from that board. I think, could be wrong that some child was killed using the diving board and that is why it was removed.

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« Reply #528 on: February 10, 2021, 07:12:26 AM »
That's as shown in the photo suggested by @andrewbowden



That looks right to me, although I was only 4 or 5 years old at the time. I certainly don't remember the diving board. I wouldn't want to be diving into 6 feet of water from that!
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #527 on: February 09, 2021, 05:43:10 PM »
I remember the cubicles from visits in the early 1970s, but they were on the left hand side of the room when looking at the stage, not the right hand side.

That's as shown in the photo suggested by @andrewbowden


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« Reply #526 on: February 09, 2021, 03:19:09 PM »
Were they removable?  Way before my time alive, but I can imagine that if you had designed the place to have a temporary dance floor, you might have also designed it so that you could easily remove the cubicles as well to create space.

I assume the cubicles were on both sides?
There is an older photo with the cubicles but you can only see the other side
https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=10114

I remember the cubicles from visits in the early 1970s, but they were on the left hand side of the room when looking at the stage, not the right hand side.
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #525 on: February 09, 2021, 08:49:28 AM »
Were they removable?  Way before my time alive, but I can imagine that if you had designed the place to have a temporary dance floor, you might have also designed it so that you could easily remove the cubicles as well to create space.

I assume the cubicles were on both sides?
There is an older photo with the cubicles but you can only see the other side
https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=10114

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« Reply #524 on: February 09, 2021, 08:17:38 AM »
I am a bit confused with that photograph of the baths. I am old enough to remember dances there, and if that is the old 'stage' then where are the changing cubicles to the right of the swimming pool which you used to get changed in?
I can't answer your question except to say that is the old stage. Here's a larger crop for clarity but I can't see any changing cubicles.

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #523 on: February 09, 2021, 07:40:54 AM »
30 new images provided by Dr Ken Lodge were uploaded to the Virtual History Tour yesterday.

They are mostly taken on the Marple Hall Estate when it was fields, some 1950s festivals and Marple Swimming Pool with the dance floor down.

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



I am a bit confused with that photograph of the baths. I am old enough to remember dances there, and if that is the old 'stage' then where are the changing cubicles to the right of the swimming pool which you used to get changed in?

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #522 on: February 08, 2021, 12:34:10 PM »
321 Images now on the Virtual Tour from the Janet Holmes collection of postcards

A final 46 images from Janet Holmes' collection of postcards have been added to the Marple Website Virtual History Tour today.

They cover a wide range of topics and 1 or 2 mysteries to solve. Janet's collection is much larger than the 321 images added to the tour, but of course many of them were already on there from other sources. That's one of the reasons it's taken me so long to get them all on there as I've had to check each one and discover if it was already online.

A huge thanks to Janet for sharing the fruits of her collecting with us all: https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0








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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #521 on: December 24, 2020, 02:58:48 PM »
Four images provided by Dave Watson of Marple Rose Queen events in 1928, 34 and 35 have been added to the Virtual Tour this afternoon:

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





Dave also provided some newspaper cuttings relating to the Rose Queen events, which have prompted me to put together a new article on the main web site too:

https://www.marple.website/local-history/marple-rose-queens.html

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #520 on: December 24, 2020, 02:45:20 PM »
I think it's a shame the wooden flooring didn't survive!

I asked about it recently and was told it was used somehow at the community building in Brabyns Park. I'm not sure how as I've never been in that building.

There's a hall area - it's probably the flooring there.  I went in for a children's birthday party once but it was a couple of years ago and to be honest, I wasn't paying much attention to the facilities!  But there's a few pictures on the website that handles bookings - including of a wooden floor.  Could be the one.