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26 Page booklet with seven walks that start and finish at Romiley Station published by Friends of Romiley Station and Community Rail Newtwork.

Colour brochure produced by Morris Homes Northern Limited showing the proposed development "Chatsworth Grange" on the site of Ridge Danyers College, 2015/2016.

100 loose typed pages with illustrations in a clear folder donated to MLHS by Steve Till in 2019 in recognition of the help he received by Ruth Hargreaves, Bill Beard and Hilary Atkinson in researching the "Ratcliffe of Marple" side of his ancestors.…

A4 Folder containing minutes of Marple Local History Society Committee Meetings Minutes : 2000 - 2014

MARPLE148 Church Lane, Marple: undated, £154,950151 Church Lane, Marple: undated, £95,000Coach House,153a Church Lane, Marple (x2) ; undated, £175,000; 2005, £199,950165 Church Lane, Marple: undated, £275,000Top Lock House, Lime Kiln Lane, Marple:…

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Numerous photocopies from Trade DIrectories 1789 to 1956 covering Marple, Marple Bridge, Mellor, Ludworth, Chadkirk, Compstall, etc.
Directories include Aubrey, Bagshaw, Glover, Kelly, Morris, North Western Counties, Pigot, Slater, Whellan and…

Material relating to Beechwood Manor built by Mr Edward Ross Secretary of the ML&S railway :
A4 pages and cards with handwritten research material from Census / rate book records.
Brady & Sons Auctioneers advertisement for auction of contents and…

Selection of Estate Agents Details of Properties from MLHS archive from various periods which are shown on the Marple Website Virtual Tour.
Named properties :
Bowden House : Undated £75,000 : £118.00 : £265.00 with Misc Material
Clough Bridge…

Two different, undated sets of estate agents' details for The Grange, Strines Road. Note that Canon Drury, curate in charge of St Paul's from 1912 - 1918, lived there.

Photocopy of photograph of Marple Junior Football Team 1907-1908.
Back row (left to right) : Walter Makin, Albert Wilde, Harry Bennet, Norman Waterhouse, Sam Brown, Dick Speakman
Front row : Bob Speakman, Joe Ingham, Harold Braddock, Harold…

Fifty one page Thesis enitled "Peoples War : A Case study of Stockport and the Home Front" by Joseph Henderson who attended the Archive in 2022 .
(printed in small text : copy of original thesis on USB stick in Audio / Visual drawer.

Photographs of display boards at Marple Station : 2023.

1. Agatha Christie in the North by Friends of Marple Station.

2. Notable Woman of the Area by Equality Matters Marple showing:
Gertrude Powick : Scholar and Suffergete campaigner.…

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Brown Leather bound Photograph album initialed AJD.

44 Black & White photographs in leather album containing photographs of the celebration for King George V Coronation in Mellor 22nd June 1911.

The album was donated in February 2022 by Lynda…

Handwritten & typed transcript from Brenda Reid in 2023 with memories of the Jubilee Methodist Church Brownies and Guides.
Brenda Reid was involved in the 2nd Compstall Brownies and Guides from its formation in 1973.

Miscellaneous material from Compstall Historical Society which closed in July 2023:
Minutes of Committee Meetings : 2013 - 2016
Advertising Material : Brochures, exhibitions and events.
Articles and typed information regarding…

Photocopy of original indenture and typed transcript for Thomas Hudson who was apprenticed as a Smith in 1801 and 1805 to Samuel Oldknow owned by the Holton Family who gave MLHS a copy. 2023
Typed research and extended family by Hilary Atkinson.

Email enquiry from Jean Cole re her Father and Grandparents who lived at The Crest.
Two photocopies of school photographs from the Willows Senior School along with a report card, correspondence relating to Stanley Butters from 1930's

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Photocopy of handwritten letter by Joel Wainwright to Registrar of Joint Stock Companies, London, advising them of the winding up and disposal of property of the Marple Gas Company Limited.

Research material collected by Chris Hesketh passed to Marple Local History Society via Frank Pleszak 2023.

Brief summary of contents :
Schedule of individual items in the collection (not all items recorded)

Five Page type study of local…

Eight pages taken from an exhibition staged by MLHS at Marple Library giving the history of Education in the area with photographs and timeline.
Held in 2023.

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Three photocopies of undated newspaper articles referring to the soldiers at Brabyns Hall
1. 'Wounded soldiers at Marple' describing the arrival of ten severely wounded soldiers
2. 'German guns close up trenches' - soldiers at Brabyns Hall were…

Miscellaneous large Material stored in cardboard tubes on top of cabinets, numbered and brief description :

1.Map : Longhurst Lane Road x 2 : Map of Road from Forge Bridge to Jordan Wall Nook in Mellor. J Bridge Surveyor. No date
2. 1850’s :…

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Three typed Pages of family research of the Potts family who ran the Bulls Head in Marple from 1885 - 1929.
Also schedule of letters written to Stanley Jack from Annie Pott : 232 in total
Stanley Jack's Military records.


A selection of 14 handwritten recipes which belonged to Alice Bridge, cook to the Isherwoods at Marple Hall. Two are written on Marple Hall headed notepaper, another on the back of an unused invoice belonging to her husband, Harry Bridge, sanitary…
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