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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #503 on: March 29, 2020, 04:55:27 PM »
A dozen images from Marple Local History Society Archives of Mellor Hall, mostly from 1976 and including some rare interior shots, have been uploaded to the Marple Website Virtual History Tour this afternoon:

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


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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #502 on: March 26, 2020, 06:45:26 AM »
A mixed bag of new images uploaded to the Marple Website Virtual History Tour this morning, ranging from Trinity Methodists to the Hawk Green Reading Room, the old Norweb Shop on Stockport Road (now Stationery Supplies) to the construction of the Ridgedale Centre.

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


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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #501 on: March 09, 2020, 07:39:13 AM »
This morning a new album has been created on the Virtual History Tour covering Marple Rally of Boats 1966-70.

These events led to the canals and locks being restored by volunteers and reopened for navigation in 1974:

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=201


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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #500 on: March 05, 2020, 09:31:15 AM »
Couple of fabulously colourful 1960s photos of Derby Way added to the Market Street and Derby Way album on the Marple Website Virtual History Tour this morning.

Check out the full album for more than 80 others: https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-19



Wow!  That's quite bright!  Bring back lime green shop buildings I say!

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #499 on: March 05, 2020, 09:15:18 AM »
Couple of fabulously colourful 1960s photos of Derby Way added to the Market Street and Derby Way album on the Marple Website Virtual History Tour this morning.

Check out the full album for more than 80 others: https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-19


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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #498 on: December 02, 2019, 04:30:32 PM »
Another mixed batch of images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been uploaded to the Virtual Tour today.

These include a number of shots of the roads around Marple Hall Drive that say 1956 on the back - does anyone know if they are as early as that?



Flooding at "Low Marple Works" - can anyone confirm where this was (or is)?



A couple of Holly Wood End:



The Andrew Lane junction at High Lane before widening:



Use this link to see all new additions: https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #497 on: November 19, 2019, 06:59:43 PM »
A mixed batch of 30 new images from Marple Local History Society Archives have been uploaded to the Marple Website Virtual History Tour this evening.

They include some amazing shots of buildings at the Church Lane / Stockport Road junction that were demolished in 1943:



A fantastic view of the Hollins Mill from Stockport Road:



Canal bridge modifications at the Ring o' Bells and Andrew Lane:



The enormous wall around the Brabyns Estate when it was owned by the Hudson family:



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

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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: