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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #236 on: May 21, 2010, 06:33:24 PM »
Eleven images from the penultimate canal folder from Marple Local History Society Archives have been uploaded this evening. They include some great photos of Jink's Boatyard.

See http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-32

Also, two images have been added that have been provided by a lady called Beth Bainbridge (nee Lane) who now lives in New Zealand. Her parents were members of Marple Tennis Club in the 30s and Beth has given me lots of names for faces in the Tennis Club photos, which I'll be adding to the captions soon.

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

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #235 on: May 16, 2010, 09:28:53 AM »
Twenty images from Canals folder five in Marple Local History Society's archives have been added to the Tour this morning. The majority from this folder feature the Marple Aqueduct and several are from its restoration in the mid-1960s. see:

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

In addition, better copies of the following images have been added:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-284
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-286

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #234 on: May 09, 2010, 08:20:58 AM »
25 more images from Marple Local History Society's Canal archives have been added to the Tour this morning. Four folders done, three to go!

There are two pictures labelled Smithy Cottage on Oldknow Road, behind where Braddock's Garage used to be but they are different buildings. Can anyone with local knowledge clarify this? Are there two cottages there?

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

Also a better copy of St. Martin's Road Toll House:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-263

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #233 on: May 01, 2010, 07:35:44 AM »
Images from "canals" folder three of seven from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Tour this morning.

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

As well as the new images, the following have been replaced with better copies:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-299
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-302


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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #232 on: April 30, 2010, 06:34:31 PM »
Delighted to add a new photo of Mrs. Jean Procter MBE, Marple's Land Army Girl, to her existing album on the Virtual Tour. 91 year old Mrs. Procter MBE is pictured with her daughter at the Cheshire Woman of the Year Awards on Wednesday, when she was one of the nominees for the award and received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Well done Mrs. Procter!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-3942

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« Reply #231 on: April 25, 2010, 06:20:43 PM »
A dozen photos from the Art and Craft Fair held on Saturday on Market Street have been added to a new album on the Virtual Tour this evening. Thank you to local photographer Arthur Procter for providing the images. http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=88

 

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #230 on: April 18, 2010, 08:33:37 AM »
46 canal related images from Marple Local History Society archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. These are taken from the first two of seven folders filed under "canals", so plenty more to look forward to over the next week or two.

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

In addition to the images that were not already on the Tour, the following have been replaced with better versions:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-911
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-296
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-289

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #229 on: April 06, 2010, 08:31:54 PM »
A big thank you to Ray Noble, who has found details from the 1911 census that have allowed me to figure out a little more about the Ardern album photos. What I've been able to glean has been added to the comments on several of the photos.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastcom&cat=-87

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #228 on: April 03, 2010, 09:03:31 PM »
A complete new album has been added to the Tour tonight. It's based on a file in Marple Local History Society's Archives on the Ardern family of Marple Bridge that illustrates how important it is to properly label your photos for future generations. Unfortunately this collection isn't well documented, so many names are missing and dates unknown. One lady who does feature often is Phyllis Ardern (nee Harrop), who lived in Hawk Green as a young girl. I think she must have lived at Compstall too later in life as there is one photo with the Northumberland Arms in the background.

If anyone out there has access to the 1911 census it would be interesting to see what can be learnt about the Ardern and Harrop families in Marple Bridge / Hawk Green.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=87

Better copies of the following Marple Swimming Club photos have also been added:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-1055
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-1056

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #227 on: March 27, 2010, 10:39:09 PM »
The building of the shops on the Hollins Parade was started in 1960. When the builders started digging the footings out they had problems with water from the canal arm which ran into the Hollins Mill following the line of the service road at the back of the shops. If you stand on the land at the back of the Regent cinema you can still see the brick work that formed the bridge over the canal arm into the Memorial Park. The park cottage stood on this site. When it was demolished they built public toilets which were demolished in the 60's.
It was 1962 before the shops started to be built, the whole row was built at that time except Barclays Bank which was added on later. The first shop to open was the supermarket opened by John Williams who moved across from where the Dolce Vita restuarant is now. Then the Wise Way's dry cleaners then the bakers and confectioners (now Greggs)  opened, followed by the domestic appliance shop (Bramwell & Singleton Ltd) on the corner before the Barclays Bank was built. At this time all these properties were owned by the Coal Board pension scheme,

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #226 on: March 27, 2010, 05:03:15 PM »
photo 1 of 14 is 1959/1960  my family bought a house on the new estate off station road. They look not quite finished in the photo.  My relatives came to marple every few weeks to watch the progress of their house being built.

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #225 on: March 27, 2010, 03:53:56 PM »
This afternoon the images of Marple from the Air that were already on the Tour have been replaced with much larger versions from Marple Local History Society's Archives. Several new ones have also been added, so I've now put them all into their own album that can be access by the link below.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=86

By clicking on the standard sized images you will get a much larger version to browse. On several of them you can see Hollins Parade / Hanburys being built, which I think dates them to the late 50s or early 60s. Can any of you date them more accurately than this?

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #224 on: March 21, 2010, 06:14:24 PM »
Thirty images from Marple Local History Society's archives have been added to the Tour today. These are from files on Brabyns Hall and Estate and have been added to the Brabyns Hall, Iron Bridge and Brabyns Brow albums. To see all the new additions use the link below:

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

A better copy of this existing image of Iron Bridge Cottage has also been added:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-1236

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #223 on: March 14, 2010, 08:47:47 AM »
Several new images from the 1922 Historical Pageant to dedicate Marple's War Memorial Park have been added to the Tour this morning. Most of these are newspaper cuttings, so the quality is not the best but one is particularly interesting as it shows that elusive lodge at the Stockport Road entrance to Memorial Park.

See: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-51

In addition, a better copy of this photo has been added: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-366

These latest additions have come from Marple Local History Society's archives. The society have made numerous contributions to the Virtual Tour over the years since it first began but I am pleased to announce that we have now agreed to work together in a more formal collaboration that will progressively make the images in their archives available to everyone to view on the Virtual Tour of Marple and District. I have the first of many folders to scan and I think us history buffs are in for some really exciting stuff!

As usual, watch this space for the latest news.

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #222 on: March 12, 2010, 07:49:20 AM »
A new album has been added to the Virtual Tour this morning as a small tribute to the late Robert Salmon. Bob was a local professional artist and a member of the Society of Marple Artists for over 30 years - he even designed their logo. The album has been added as part of an update to the SMA's page on the main site in preparation for their 42nd Annual Exhibition in April, which will be properly announced soon. In the meantime, as the album is now live, I thought I'd better mention it here!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=85