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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #496 on: September 13, 2019, 05:55:54 PM »
This image has been on the Virtual Tour for many years, simply identified as an unknown group:



Today, thanks to Simon Campbell, grandson of the young girl Eunice Field (far right above) we now know much more about them. This is Simon's description:
  • Seated Man = Walter Henry Field - Manager at Marple Dale Farm Training Colony (born 1868)
  • Seated Woman = Sarah Ellen Field (nee Henshall) - his wife (born 1867)
  • Young man / teenager = Bernard Field (their son) (born 1903)
  • Young girl = Eunice Field (their daughter) (born 1909)
  • The two other young women in the flamboyant attire, may be other daughters (Florence May Field (born 1893) and Jessie Field (born 1896)).
  • The other older woman may be a relative (sister ?) of Walter or Sarah. My guess is that she is Sarah's sister (a) because she had several and (b) her family came from Wilmslow, (c) I am not sure if Walter had any sisters (though this is ignorance rather than certainty).
We also now have this much better quality photo taken at the same time, plus two of Walter and Sarah. One of these was taken at the same time and the other looks like they are quite a lot younger (it could be their wedding possibly). We're still not sure why they are in fancy dress like this in circa 1919 (based on the estimated age of Eunice).







Walter Henry Field was the first Manager of the Marple Farm Colony from around 1908 and I think this is him and his family at the Farm Colony in the very early days, although even on the larger scan I have, it's not possible to be certain:


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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #495 on: July 12, 2019, 06:52:17 AM »
With apologies to @David Myers for overlooking these 3 great images when he sent them in May, here is his Great Aunt Heather Plevin in the shop on Rhode Houses in Hawk Green that was owned by Heather and her husband Charles. They've been added to the Virtual Tour this morning:



https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=13790



https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=13792



https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=13791



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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #494 on: April 20, 2019, 09:08:47 AM »
Three images linked to the Albert Schools recently provided to Marple Local History Society have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour this morning:

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-120



The above includes: Back row 2nd from left Maurice Chew. Back row 2nd from right though to be Billy Harrop (greengrocer on corner of Market St and Derby Way). Front row 2nd from right thought to be named Murdoch.

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #493 on: December 30, 2018, 08:49:30 AM »
Another couple of dozen images from the Janet Holmes collection have been added to the Virtual History Tour this morning.

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

These include a number of Roman Bridge postcards not seen before (this must be Marple's most photographed location):



An incredibly narrow Church Lane outside the Conservative Club:



And the Iron Bridge in Brabyns Park when it was still gated:




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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #492 on: December 27, 2018, 10:51:02 AM »
Mark,
Looking at the Strines Road Canal Arm photo (also posted today), I’d say the house on the right of both pictures is the same one
Hi Mark,
I don’t know how to comment on the individual photo’s that have been posted (today) but is the 5th one, view from Elm Grove, looking across from Oldknow Road towards Strines Road with Arkwright Road on the left and the playing/football field in the centre?

I think that's a really good shout @Lily here they are side by side:

 

It looks like all 3 houses match up actually, so well spotted.

That would mean the Elm Grove one would be taken from somewhere around the present day junction of Oldknow Road and Arkwright Rd but I can't find any reference to Elm Grove on the old maps covering that area.

This thread explains how to sign up to make comments on the Virtual Tour: http://www.marple-uk.com/smf/index.php?topic=3381.0

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #491 on: December 27, 2018, 10:31:26 AM »
Mark,
Looking at the Strines Road Canal Arm photo (also posted today), I’d say the house on the right of both pictures is the same one

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #490 on: December 27, 2018, 10:12:15 AM »
Hi Mark,
I don’t know how to comment on the individual photo’s that have been posted (today) but is the 5th one, view from Elm Grove, looking across from Oldknow Road towards Strines Road with Arkwright Road on the left and the playing/football field in the centre?

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #489 on: December 27, 2018, 09:06:54 AM »
Another 24 images from the Janet Holmes collection have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.
https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

These include an amazing pre-WWII postcard of Marple Memorial Park:



A mystery family outing to Marple:



Ladies marching past the Bull's Head on Market Street:


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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #488 on: December 25, 2018, 08:32:01 AM »
This morning 25 new images have been uploaded to the Marple Website Virtual History Tour.

Mostly from the Janet Holmes collection but there are also a couple of mystery items from Marple Local History Society.

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






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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #487 on: November 27, 2018, 10:30:53 AM »
During the summer historian Ann Hearle and I met with members of the Bagshawe family, descendants of Ernest and Alice Carver, who changed their family name to Bagshawe after Alice's father died in 1914. Ernest and Alice were the parents of Geoffrey Hamilton Bagshawe, who was killed in May 1915 and is featured on the Time-line in the park.

The family has recently passed on a couple of images of Ernest and Alice to Marple Local History Society and these have been uploaded to the Virtual History Tour this morning:



In this photo of the Carver family on the steps of Hollins House in 1914 Ernest is 2nd from the right in the back row:




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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #486 on: November 19, 2018, 05:38:01 AM »
The Virtual Tour has recently passed 4 Million Image Views - Amazing!

A complete album from Marple Local History Society archives featuring pictures of the Parish of Mellor taken during the celebrations for the Coronation of HM King George V on 22 June 1911 has been uploaded to the Virtual History Tour this morning:

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=189








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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #485 on: October 02, 2018, 11:54:48 AM »
The last photos from the Mellor collection provided to Marple Local History Society by Hilary Ellam have been uploaded this morning:

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-180

These are all of wedding in Mellor or people from Mellor during the 1930s.




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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #484 on: August 18, 2018, 08:53:38 AM »
More photos from the Mellor collection provided to Marple Local History Society by Hilary Ellam have been uploaded this morning:

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-180

These are all from a Mellor Scout's Camping trip during the 1930s.




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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #483 on: June 18, 2018, 05:12:02 AM »
There's one annotated on the back as the "Miners Arms", which, according to Jack Turnbull's "Last Orders Please" was once at Moor End in Mellor. However, the sign over the door says the "Jordan Arms" and the landlord was William Butler. A bit of surfing suggests that this was in New Mills - can anyone confirm?


After investigations by MLHS's Bill Beard the following comment has been added for this image: https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=9057

The map link below gives the location of the Jordan Arms at Jordanwall Nook. In Jack Turnbull's book "Last Orders Please" he suggests that one of the pubs in the area was known as the Miners but was not the official name. A bit like the Foresters in Romiley that is known as the 'Piggy'. There is more info in the MLHS book by Derek Brumhead about mining in the area. https://maps.nls.uk/view/114586112

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #482 on: May 16, 2018, 07:37:24 AM »
Some one has spotted that it's the 50th anniversary of the Queen's visit to Marple today!

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=69