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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #541 on: November 05, 2022, 12:32:21 PM »
A new album featuring Annie Pott's photo album has been added to the Virtual History Tour

I created a video slide-show of Annie's album back in December 2019 but although I prepared all the images for the VT too it looks like I omitted to upload them. This has been corrected now.

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=211

The slide-show version can be seen here: https://www.marple.website/community-projects/looking-for-stanley-jacks-letters-html.html




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« Reply #540 on: October 23, 2022, 04:54:49 PM »
The Ann Hearle Postcard Collection

Over the coming months I will be working my way through the late Ann Hearle's Postcard Collection from Marple Local History Society Archives and filling in any gaps in the Virtual History Tour.

Today sees almost a dozen new additions to the All Saints' Church Album: https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-92








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« Reply #539 on: September 30, 2022, 07:21:13 AM »
A new album on the Virtual Tour: People: Tennis and Drama

Existing and new photos have been pulled together into an album featuring Marple Tennis Club and Marple Dramatic and Literary Society in the 1920s and 1930s. This is because two families, the Ridgeways and the Lanes, have been identified as a common thread between these organisations thanks to photos provided independently by their daughters Linda Breese and Beth Bainbridge respectively. The new album includes a series of images from a wonderful photo album created by Phyllis Greenwood (later Ridgeway) when she played Puck in Midsummer Night's Dream over 100 years ago in January 1922.

The new album is here: https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=209



In addition a number of new images of Mill Brow from Martin Cross have also been added recently: https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-48


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« Reply #538 on: August 18, 2022, 10:28:06 AM »
New images on the Virtual History Tour

I've not been able to give the Virtual History Tour the attention it deserves for a while for various reasons but put in a little time this morning on a variety of new images. These include a picture of PC Terry Lomax and his F reg Panda Car, a series of photos passed onto Marple Local History Society by Martin Cross mostly associated with Mill Brow and a copy of bowling club photos that I quickly popped on in July but didn't mention.

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« Reply #537 on: January 14, 2022, 08:29:52 AM »
The Corn Mill on Lakes Road

A couple of images provided by Mrs Jill Watson featuring the Corn Mill on Lakes Road have been added to the Virtual Tour this morning.

The photos were taken by her father in 1937 and include a shot of her when she was a young Jill Bennett.

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-10






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« Reply #536 on: September 01, 2021, 10:40:55 AM »
Over 5 Million Image Views on the Virtual History Tour!

The Marple Website's Virtual History Tour of Marple, a collection of almost 14,500 local photos that has grown with the support of Marple Local History Society since 2006 has recently passed 5 Million image views! Follow the link for the most popular pics: https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=topn&cat=0


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« Reply #535 on: August 24, 2021, 08:01:37 AM »
A batch of seven images provided by Marple Local History Society and Joan Combey relating to Mellor have been added to the Virtual History Tour this morning.

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




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« Reply #534 on: April 11, 2021, 07:34:09 AM »
A trio of new uploads to the Virtual Tour this morning, including this great shot of Braddock's Garage on Stockport Road...

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


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« Reply #533 on: April 02, 2021, 07:13:35 AM »
Two images of Dr Frank Gordon Macnair have been added to the People Album on the Marple Website Virtual History Tour this morning.

Dr Frank Macnair was a GP, between about about 1932 and 1947, based at Charlecote, on Church Lane and later in Winnington Road. He was also Medical Officer for the Marple Orthopaedic Hospital and worked part time at Stockport Infirmary. Son Andrew says he died in 1948 when I was three years old and my mother, myself and my brother moved to Mellor. I am a retired GP. My father's brother was Alan Macnair and his sister-in-law was Iris Macnair who set up the Marple Macnair charity.

https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-45




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« Reply #532 on: March 25, 2021, 09:57:24 AM »
Another mixed bag of uploads this morning, including Tom Goldschmidt in the 1951 Festival of Britain Parade and the holiday cabin on Ludworth Moor - anyone remember that?

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





Also a great sepia image of the junction of Market Street and Stockport Road:


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« Reply #531 on: March 21, 2021, 08:26:31 AM »
A real mixed bag of additions to the Virtual History Tour this morning from Marple Local History Society Archives:

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

Several of them relate to the Hodgkinson family, original owners of the Hollins Mill Co.






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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #530 on: March 16, 2021, 06:58:42 AM »
An elusive photo of Rose Hill House has at last found its way into Marple Local History Society Archives thanks to Sue Grey (née Hodgkinson) whose family once rented various houses in the area, including this one.

It's been added to the Virtual Tour this morning https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=0

The Holy Grail is now the Hollies!



There is also a great newspaper cutting showing an old Royce car crossing the Iron Bridge:


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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #529 on: February 10, 2021, 07:31:43 AM »
That looks right to me, although I was only 4 or 5 years old at the time. I certainly don't remember the diving board. I wouldn't want to be diving into 6 feet of water from that!
These photos are bringing back memories. There were changing cubicles on both sides of the pool, male and female. Spent many times trying to jump off the board without somebody telling you off. Learnt to dive in doing a back flip from that board. I think, could be wrong that some child was killed using the diving board and that is why it was removed.

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« Reply #528 on: February 10, 2021, 07:12:26 AM »
That's as shown in the photo suggested by @andrewbowden



That looks right to me, although I was only 4 or 5 years old at the time. I certainly don't remember the diving board. I wouldn't want to be diving into 6 feet of water from that!
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« Reply #527 on: February 09, 2021, 05:43:10 PM »
I remember the cubicles from visits in the early 1970s, but they were on the left hand side of the room when looking at the stage, not the right hand side.

That's as shown in the photo suggested by @andrewbowden