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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #243 on: June 26, 2010, 07:19:45 AM »
Four fantastic photos provided by Beth Bainbridge have been added to the Tour this morning, plus an equally great postcard view of Mill Brow showing how it got its name.

One of the photos provided by Beth includes a rare and tantalising glimpse of Rose Hill House.

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

These, plus the images from the carnival, have helped take the number of photos on the Tour past the 4,000 milestone and the number of images viewed to more than 760,000. That first million is coming into range!

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #242 on: June 13, 2010, 10:46:54 AM »
38 images from the David Brindley /  Marple Local History Society Millennium Project have been added to the Marple 2000 galleries this morning. If you can help improve the captions then just let me know!

See http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=31

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #241 on: June 05, 2010, 02:35:59 PM »
Doh! Thanks to Ray and Marveld I now realise that the photo of the station is from the opposite end to what I was thinking, taken from the bridge in Brabyns Park, which explains why I can't see the bridge / stairway down to the platform. They were both far too polite to post the error of my ways here :-[

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #240 on: June 05, 2010, 08:27:59 AM »
Another dozen images, mostly of Marple Bridge and Town Street, have been added to the Tour this morning. http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

The following images have also been replaced with new copies:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-482
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-488
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-475

There is an image annotated as Marple Railway Station and it does look very much like it but doesn't seem quite right. Where is the North Platform entrance bridge shown on other photographs? It wasn't demolished until the 1960s so why is it not visible? Could this be a very early image from before it was built? What do you think?

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-4045

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #239 on: May 30, 2010, 09:45:21 AM »
A mixed bag of a dozen recently acquired images have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning, including one purported to be a Marple Bridge Football Team. Don't suppose anyone's old enough to remember?

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

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #238 on: May 23, 2010, 10:00:38 AM »
If only we could afford to buy back the ancestral home - another use for the Euromillions I think!
If I can't win it I hope you do Denise!

Images from the final canal folder from Marple Local History Society's Archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. See:

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

Also replaced a 1912 Marple Wharf image already on the Tour with a very nice hand coloured version:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-292

Next up will be images from a couple of folders about Hollins Mill.

PS - The tennis club photo captions now have the names advised by Beth Bainbridge. If you want to find these enter "tennis club" in the search facility: http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/search.php

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #237 on: May 22, 2010, 11:11:43 AM »
Nice to see pictures of the old homestead!  James Jinks is my son's great, great, great, great grandfather.  If only we could afford to buy back the ancestral home - another use for the Euromillions I think!

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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