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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #273 on: November 28, 2010, 05:39:24 PM »
I think the unknown workshop could be the old Grandalek t.v company, it was behind the shops on stockport Rd behind what was the Mysore Indian restaurant.

Where was the Mysore Restaurant? I seem to have missed that one.

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« Reply #272 on: November 28, 2010, 02:53:11 PM »
Also ,if it is where I think it is, the road is still unadopted and a terrace of houses now stands on the site of Grandalek.

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #271 on: November 28, 2010, 02:36:22 PM »
I think the unknown workshop could be the old Grandalek t.v company, it was behind the shops on stockport Rd behind what was the Mysore Indian restaurant.

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« Reply #270 on: November 28, 2010, 11:21:04 AM »
Photographs from a Marple Local History Society folder entitled "People Named" (which is not a totally accurate title) have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning. These include some mysterious people and locations and if you can shed any light on them it would be greatly appreciated.

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

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« Reply #269 on: November 21, 2010, 07:56:36 AM »
The last 15 images from the History Society's folder that focuses mainly on Church Lane have been added to the tour this morning. Unfortunately the quality of some of them is not brilliant - many are from photocopies rather than originals - but that doesn't seem to be a good enough reason to omit them.

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

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« Reply #268 on: November 12, 2010, 02:21:30 PM »
It doesn't take long to get answers round here! Thanks to Ray Noble we now know exactly where that private car park that was confusing me was located. It was pretty much in the middle of what is now Hibbert Lane, see the two photos below. Notice the circular "thing" at the apex of the garage on the right - amazingly it is still there. Also the down pipes and soil pipes at the back of the news agents on the left all tie up nicely. So the houses in the middle are the ones demolished to make way for the road. Well done Ray!




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« Reply #267 on: November 12, 2010, 09:40:01 AM »
A dozen new images from Marple Local History Society's archives have been added this morning. These mostly feature Church Lane and there are several of the junction of Church Lane and Hibbert Lane before the houses between there and Stockport Road were demolished to make way for the extension of Hibbert Lane. There is one picture of a car park that I'm not sure about the location of. Can anyone help?

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

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« Reply #266 on: November 07, 2010, 08:01:46 PM »
New photos taken by Arthur Procter on the Virtual Tour tonight include Breast Cancer Awareness day at Bare Necessities on 30 October, the closure celebrations at House of Flowers after 40 years trading in Marple and some from his own exhibition that finished yesterday. Put your feet up Arthur!

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

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« Reply #265 on: November 02, 2010, 09:21:56 PM »
Four images provided to Marple Local History Society by Marshall Shaw have been added to the Tour tonight. These include a rare one of Marple Recreation Ground showing what must be the very first playground equipment ever installed there.

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

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« Reply #264 on: October 30, 2010, 06:05:41 PM »
Some photos of Frank Tunstall and his wife and family have been added to the Virtual Tour this evening. Frank was caretaker at Marple Hall up until 1932. Until these images were provided by Barbara Kay (Frank was her Great-Uncle) there was only one photo of him at the hall, one of his wife and several of their children, so it's great to have them. There was also a postcard of the hall sent by Frank and his wife Rosalind to his family in Warrington.

The best link to use to find the people photos is this one:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-45

And here's the postcard:
http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=4

Barbara understands that Rosalind Tunstall (nee Wallis) suffered from depression (as we would know it now) after the birth of their second child and was placed into a private institution and never came out. She also understands that Rosie's family were the Wallis's of the Manchester outfitters fame and it was they who paid for her care. If anyone has any information about this then it would be great to pass it on to Barbara.

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« Reply #263 on: October 17, 2010, 05:16:38 PM »
A new album has been added to the Virtual Tour this evening with a few photos of Marple Local History Society's 1996 exhibition featuring Marple Hall. These are the last from the current batch of folders that I have from Marple Local History Society's Archives and I will hopefully swap them for some new ones in the next week or so to continue uploading and making them available on-line. I always look forward to a new batch of files as I have no idea what will be next!

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=99

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« Reply #262 on: October 09, 2010, 07:40:55 AM »
A series of postcards mainly featuring the Chadkirk Estate that have been newly donated to Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the tour this morning. Many of the cards have George VI stamps on but unfortunately the postmarks are unreadable so they can't be dated more accurately.

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

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« Reply #261 on: September 19, 2010, 08:15:56 AM »
Images from Marple Local History Society's Lime Kilns archive folder have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning, see:

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

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« Reply #260 on: September 18, 2010, 05:57:50 PM »
Ray Noble has been helping me to identify some of the farm houses up on Cobden Edge and I've just added a couple of photos he took of the same buildings plus one of Banks Holme Cottage from MLHS archives.

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

Good to know I'm helping to keep you fit Ray!

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« Reply #259 on: September 11, 2010, 09:31:39 AM »
24 images from Marple Local History Society's Archive folders on Farms have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

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

Also, the following image of ploughing on Cross Lane has been updated with a better copy (that is now known to have been taken by historian Arthur Hulme c1906):

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pos=-1004