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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #468 on: December 25, 2016, 07:08:10 AM »
Another dozen images from Warwick Burton's collection have been uploaded this morning:

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« Reply #467 on: December 24, 2016, 08:25:52 AM »
Nearly 3.2 Million image views on the Marple Website Virtual History Tour!

As I wrote the Christmas Greeting yesterday, the counter on the Virtual History Tour had reached 3,187,123 image views and there were more than 11,360 local images shared.

Another year focused on the skatepark project means that the Virtual Tour has continued to take a back seat but we've still managed to add over 850 photos during the last 12 months. The total number of images on the Virtual Tour has now reached 11,364 and they've been viewed an amazing 365,641 times since Christmas 2015.

There are still many images from Marple Local History Society's Archives to scan and a significant number of postcard images provided by collector Janet Holmes still to upload. So the Virtual Tour is set to continue growing throughout 2017.

For today, a dozen new images from Warwick Burton's collection (now in Marple Local History Society Archives) have been added to the Marple Railway Album:

I must confess to not knowing there was a Colliery Tramway on Ludworth Moor until scanning these images.

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




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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #466 on: November 25, 2016, 07:21:51 AM »
A batch of images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual History Tour this morning. Quite a few of Stonehurst on Hibbert Lane, mostly interior shots, and several of Marple's movers and shakers who were featured in Cheshire Life in November 1972. Amongst others there's also a great shot of a fire engine pumping out after flooding at Cataract Mill in 1967 and a newspaper cutting showing the demolition of the Co-Op on Market Street in 1974:

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






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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #465 on: November 17, 2016, 07:48:13 AM »
The Virtual History Tour has taken a back seat to bench restorations and raising funds for the skatepark recently, so it's taken me a while to get around to processing the latest uploads. So apologies to Tom Lord, who provided these latest images several weeks ago, mostly of trains around Marple between 1960-63, plus an interesting shot of Marple Aqueduct during repairs and one of Marple Wharf when it was a wharf!

For the train photos see the latest uploads in the Railways album here:  http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-23





Here are direct links to the other two:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=11483



http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=11484


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« Reply #464 on: August 08, 2016, 07:41:19 AM »
Two dozen images from the Janet Holmes collection have been added to the Virtual History Tour this morning. They include these ladies cycling near Spout House, Strines, and a great shot of the Stag and Pheasant Pub down at Otterpool showing how different the road was:

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





These additions have taken us past 11,000 local images on the Virtual Tour!

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« Reply #463 on: July 17, 2016, 10:58:55 AM »
19 images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been added to the Virtual History Tour this morning. Interestingly they include the shops at the top of Market Street that will be demolished as part the Albert School plans if they go ahead, and a gentleman at Hawk Green Cricket Pavilion (Jack Kerfoot) who I think must be one of the Kerfoot brothers pictured with John S Fielding (died 100 years ago yesterday) when they enlisted to fight in WWI. Not to mention a lady called Ena Sharples on Stone Row!

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« Reply #462 on: May 20, 2016, 12:06:11 PM »
This morning the Virtual History Tour of Marple has passed through the amazing milestone of 3.0 MILLION image views!


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« Reply #461 on: May 09, 2016, 09:53:41 AM »
15 images from Marple Local History Archives have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning, including this fantastically composed but very poor quality image of Market Street. It would be great to track down a better copy, or even the original as it will probably be a glass slide with lots of stunning detail.

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« Reply #460 on: April 11, 2016, 07:19:18 AM »
The Virtual History Tour has been updated this morning with a series of photos provided by David Wild that he took and developed between 1967 and 1970.

They cover Marple Carnival, some of these are particulary interesting because they show Church Lane before the junction with Hibbert Lane was extended to Stockport Road:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-34



And images from Boat Rallies up at Top Lock in 1967 and 68:

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


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« Reply #459 on: March 10, 2016, 07:20:59 AM »
A dozen images from the Janet Holmes collection of postcards have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

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



Thank you to Janet for sharing her collection, there's 115 uploaded to the tour now and lots more to add!

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« Reply #458 on: March 05, 2016, 12:30:43 PM »
Another batch of images from Marple Local History Society Archives has been added to the Virtual Tour today:

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




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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #457 on: February 13, 2016, 08:22:02 AM »
A mixed batch of new images from Marple Local History Society Archives added this morning.

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

They include a group of workers in an unknown location but thought to be Marple. Do you recognise anyone?



Also an interesting image of Black Wharf, showing that there was once a canal building near to the present day entrance to the park. I haven't seen that before:


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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #456 on: January 02, 2016, 07:36:36 AM »
More images of Marple District Centre during the 1970s added to the Virtual Tour this morning:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-124




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« Reply #455 on: December 31, 2015, 10:03:34 AM »
I've been loaned a folder of photographs of Marple District Centre by Eddie Ashworth, who worked on the District Centre improvements during the 1970s and 1980s. The photos were taken by Pete Robinson and I've started to scan and upload them today. Most of them have been added to the District Centre folder:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-124

But there are also a few others that fall into different albums, so use this link to see all the new additions:

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




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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #454 on: December 24, 2015, 09:33:28 AM »
This morning another mixed batch 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



Also, here's a copy of the update on the Virtual Tour pasted from the Christmas Greeting on the main site. Figures quoted are before this most recent upload:

Over 2.8 Million image views on the Marple Website Virtual History Tour!

As I write, the counter on the Virtual History Tour has reached 2,821,482 image views and we are now working towards the amazing target of 3.0M sometime in 2016.

Due to the demands of the skatepark project and building a new extension at home the Virtual Tour has taken a bit of a back seat this year, but we've still managed to add nearly 800 photos over the last 12 months. The total number of images on the Virtual Tour has now reached 10,513 and they've been viewed an amazing 348,944 times since Christmas 2014. Despite scanning the last folder from Marple Local History Society's photo archives in 2014 I still have a significant backlog of new random folders of images from the society plus a large number of postcard images provided by collector Janet Holmes and I'm looking forward to sharing them during 2016.

Without wishing to steal their thunder, The Marple Website has also been working on a further collaboration with Marple Local History Society this year, so look out for an announcement early in the New Year that will have local history buffs salivating!

Once again, local photographer Arthur Procter has done some sterling work recording just about everything that happens in Marple over the last year and his excellent contributions have included Marple Carnival 2015, Marple 150 and the last ever Marple Locks Festival, Hawk Green Festival, Mellor Country Fete, Mellor Mill Fact and Fun Day, Marple Food and Drink Festival, the Remembrance Service in Memorial Park and Marple 2015 Christmas events. We've also had contributions from other photographers too, notably from a young Jake Taylor who I hope we'll see more of in 2016.