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The plate girder bridge at the eastern end of Marple Viaduct, c.1908.
The Tears Wept by our Windows : Friday 24 June 2022
Illustrated lecture in St Martins Church at 7.30 pm
more details at St. Martins Heritage Trust
Mrs Edwards of Stonehurst with her daughters and friends
A postcard of the Edwards family from Chorlton–cum Medlock photographed several years before WW1 in the garden of Hollins House, (now the Memorial Park) the home of the Carver family who owned Hollins Mill. The census returns describe Thomas Edwards as a cotton manufacturer and calico printer. Sometime after the 1911 census, Thomas and Mary and their daughters Mary (b1894) and Edith (b1895) moved to Stonehurst on Hibbert Lane.