The Drive in Rose Hill is a road leading to a housing estate and is indistinguishable from many other suburban roads except, perhaps, by the fact that it has no other name. This in itself is a little out of the ordinary, as if a greater significance had once been attached to it.
At first glance, this would appear unlikely; and even in the 1940s, before the housing estate was built, a passer-by would have seen merely a wide, unsurfaced lane with no street lights and without even a road sign for identification. This lane, branching off into fields on the south side of the main road to Marple just east of Marple’s Rose Hill Station, gave access to five modest though individual new houses, arranged four on one side of The Drive and one on the other, and each set in a large, well-tended garden.
Author: Kate Cooper.
Published: Marple Local History Society, 2020.