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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« 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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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« 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.

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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...

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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.

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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?

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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:

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






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« 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


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« Reply #526 on: February 09, 2021, 03:19:09 PM »
Were they removable?  Way before my time alive, but I can imagine that if you had designed the place to have a temporary dance floor, you might have also designed it so that you could easily remove the cubicles as well to create space.

I assume the cubicles were on both sides?
There is an older photo with the cubicles but you can only see the other side
https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=10114

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.
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Re: The Virtual Time Tour of Marple
« Reply #525 on: February 09, 2021, 08:49:28 AM »
Were they removable?  Way before my time alive, but I can imagine that if you had designed the place to have a temporary dance floor, you might have also designed it so that you could easily remove the cubicles as well to create space.

I assume the cubicles were on both sides?
There is an older photo with the cubicles but you can only see the other side
https://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/displayimage.php?pid=10114

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« Reply #524 on: February 09, 2021, 08:17:38 AM »
I am a bit confused with that photograph of the baths. I am old enough to remember dances there, and if that is the old 'stage' then where are the changing cubicles to the right of the swimming pool which you used to get changed in?
I can't answer your question except to say that is the old stage. Here's a larger crop for clarity but I can't see any changing cubicles.