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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #453 on: September 13, 2015, 06:55:35 AM »
This morning another handful of images from the Janet Holmes collection have been added to the Virtual Tour:

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


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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #452 on: September 12, 2015, 07:08:09 AM »
A handful of new images from Marple Local History Society plus a new postcard acquisition of Marple Cricket Club in 1904 have been added 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 #451 on: July 18, 2015, 09:41:10 AM »
A mixed bag of two dozen images from Marple Local History Society Archives 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 #450 on: June 06, 2015, 09:44:37 AM »
A milestone moment!

The Boys Brigade photos uploaded this morning have taken the total images on the Virtual Tour to 10,000!

They've been viewed an amazing 2,652,779 times.


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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #449 on: June 06, 2015, 09:20:05 AM »
A handful of images relating to Marple Boys Brigade have been uploaded to the Virtual History Tour this morning, including a couple of pics of the original 1929 enrollment certificate recently discovered in a re-used photo frame. There are also a few c 1955 pictures of Leslie Atkinson provided by his sister Hilary. Unfortunately we don't know any of the other names at the moment but if you can identify any of them please do share!

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #448 on: May 23, 2015, 09:20:45 AM »
Another two dozen images from Janet Holmes' collection has been added 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 #447 on: April 28, 2015, 07:47:22 PM »
If the mill was demolished in 1957 and Marple hall demolished in 1959, how come the sun dial is in memorial park? That doesn't add up unless things were stripped from Marple hall prior to it being demolished!

A good question Jay! The decline of Marple Hall was well advanced in 1954. Here's a quote from a longer article in the Manchester Guardian of 7 April 1954:

Quote from: Manchester Guardian of 7 April 1954
Lead looters have stripped the roof, and a magnificent sundial which stood outside the main entrance on a tier of steps was recently pushed over for no other reason than as a trial of somebody's strength. It was rescued before it could be hammered into pieces, and now stands in Marple Park as a gift to the village.

This was around the time that the stained glass was moved to Bunbury Church and it became a race against the vandals to save whatever was possible. As I understand it (and the pictures on the tour show) it was only when the hall was a total ruin that it was "demolished" in 1959.

This dates the picture in question to some time between 1954 and 1957:


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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #446 on: April 28, 2015, 05:01:52 PM »
If the mill was demolished in 1957 and Marple hall demolished in 1959, how come the sun dial is in memorial park? That doesn't add up unless things were stripped from Marple hall prior to it being demolished!

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #445 on: April 26, 2015, 10:49:41 AM »
A quick handful of images from MLHS relating to Hollins Mill have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

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

They include the first full-on picture of the lodge at the Stockport Road entrance to Memorial Park that I've seen.


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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #444 on: February 22, 2015, 12:04:15 PM »
Another dozen images from Janet Holmes' collection has been added 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 #443 on: February 08, 2015, 07:58:49 AM »
Another mixed selection of 24 images from Marple Local History Society Archives has been uploaded to the Virtual History Tour this morning:

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

One of the images shows the end of a Road Race in 1905.



See this thread for discussions about the location: http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=6097.0

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #442 on: January 29, 2015, 07:05:16 PM »
Mark,

10,000 plus images, and 2.5 million views !
The figures speak for themselves,

great work, and thank you for creating such a rich source,

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #441 on: January 29, 2015, 07:51:04 AM »
A mixed bag of 24 images provided by local postcard collector Janet Holmes have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning. Janet has kindly made her full collection available and more will be uploaded over the coming weeks / months. It's also pleasing to note that we have now passed 2.5 Million image views on the tour and with Janet's help will soon have 10,000+ images on-line.

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #440 on: January 11, 2015, 09:52:29 AM »
Ten images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

They mostly relate to St Mary's RC Church, Marple Bridge between around 1909 and late 1920s.

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


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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #439 on: December 23, 2014, 04:14:21 PM »
Thank you for that map link and help on the location of Jessie Field @sgk

Another 16 images from Marple Local History Society's Archive have been added to the Virtual Tour this afternoon. Mostly of Church Lane or the immediate surrounds.

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