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Marple Local History Society Archives

Archive b 7 12 17The 'archive team' at work, on a typical Thursday morning

Introduction

The Society has thousands of items in its archives, which have been collected since the early 1960s and are stored at the Mellor Parish Centre, Church Road, Mellor SK6 5LX.  A team of volunteers meets most Thursday mornings and is currently working on producing a comprehensive catalogue, which obviously will continue to expand as the collection increases.

If you would like to help with the archives or would like to arrange a visit to look at particular items, please contact Hilary Akinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There are too many items to list individually but a look through the various elements of the collection, reached by clicking on the left-hand, archive menu, will give you an idea of the diverse material that we hold in the archive.


The picture was sourced, from the archive, via this link, with thanks.

Archive Book List 2022

Archive Book List

An alphabetical list of the books held in the Society's Archive at the Mellor Centre.

Title, Date, Author, Notes

  • A to Z Map of Manchester district 1984
  • A Village at War Jack Turnbull
  • A/Z Manchester 1998
  • Ancient Parish of Glossop
  • Ancient Parish of Glossop 1990 Lee, Clarke, McKenna
  • Andrews & Compstall their village 1972 R E Thelwall
  • Annals of Hyde and District 1899 Thomas Middleton
  • Antiquities of Lyme 1810 William Marriott
  • Bible Gems 1896
  • Book of Common Prayer 1807
  • Bradshaw's Ghost Ian McLean
  • Breakfast and Best Bitter 2001 Jack Turnbull
  • By an Indenture (Housing Marple 2010) 2010
  • Canals to Manchester 1977 David Owen
  • Carver Family 1970 J Donald
  • Changing Face of Marple 1970 Anne Bannister
  • Compstall Pictures of the Past 2005 Frank Beard
  • Coronation of George V Parish pictures
  • Course of the Peak Forest Canal 1964 K K Wood
  • Cricketer Preferred 1946 Kedrun Laurie
  • Decline of Mellor, 19th century 1979 A. M. Ashworth
  • East Cheshire Past and Present 1880 J. P. Earwaker
  • Eye of the Camera 1993 Jonathan Fryer
  • Faces and Places , vol. xv 1904
  • Fifty Years of Calico Printing 1849 C. P. A.
  • Fireman pictorial history Marple 1994 John Clark
  • Gas Question in Marple 1887 D E Loverseed
  • Glimpses of Mellor 1940 John Hibbert Swan
  • Glimpses of Mellor 2018 M.L.H.S.
  • Golden Reminiscences, 50 Years NCCC 1993 Pat Christopher
  • Gone Banding 1984 Charles Ingham
  • Goyt Valley Story 1969 Clifford Rathbone
  • Great Floods in the High Peak 1993 Neville T Sharpe
  • Great Human Exploit J H Smith
  • High Lane Anecdotes and Memories L Sargent and J Turnbull
  • Historic Industries of Marple & Mellor 1977 Marple WEA class 1977
  • Historic Industries of Marple & Mellor 1989 Revised edition
  • Historical Atlas of Cheshire 1958
  • History of Education in Marple 1974 G Swindells
  • History of Marple 1974 Gladys A Swindells
  • History of Railway, New Mills and District 2015 Derek Brumhead
  • History of Stockport Court Leet 1971 W M P Taylor
  • History of the Marple Gas Undertaking 1993 David Loverseed
  • How they lived on Hillgate 1992 Heather Coutie
  • In the Arm NCCC 2009 Noel Christopher
  • Industrial Archaelogy of Stockport 1975 Owen Ashmore
  • Internet Sites for Local Historians directory 2016 Jacquelene Fillmore
  • Isaac Watts Boulton 2015 Geoffrey Lewis
  • Journal of the Manchester Geographic Society Vol.xv Nos 10-12 May 1901 1901 T. Baines & W. Fairbaird
  • Last Orders Please 1988 Jack Turnbull
  • Lays and Legends of Cheshire 1972 John Leigh
  • Let's Go for a Run - Car Tours 1959
  • Lifetime at Strines Printworks 1997 George Scott
  • Lime Kiln Accounts 1798
  • Lime Works Cash Books 1800 1803
  • Lime Works Repair Ledger 1889 1894
  • Little Novels of Italy Maurice Hewlett
  • Ludworth Moor Colliery 1981 G du Feu & Roderick Thackray
  • M/C Central to New Mills E. M.Johnson
  • M/C London Road to Hayfield Ian Smith, G. K. Fox
  • Macclesfield to Marple(Rose Hill) 1995 Basil Jeuda
  • Macclesfield,Bollington,Marple Railway Basil Jeuda
  • Maria, the Ghost of Stonehurst 1976 Kitty D. V. Thorp
  • Marple - for Remembrance 1914-18
  • Marple and Mellor photos 1997 Ann Hearle
  • Marple and Mellor, Then and Now 2002 Ann Hearle, Peter Clarke
  • Marple and the Chartists 2007 Jean Day
  • Marple Methodist Church 1795-1995 1980 D H Davies
  • Marple Scouts 100 years 1908-2008 1938
  • Marple through the alphabet 2017
  • Marple Township 1880 J. P. Earwaker
  • Mellor & Townscliffe Golf Club 1994 A. G. Smart
  • Mellor Heritage 1994 A Ashworth & T Oldham
  • Mellor through the Ages John Hearle
  • Mellor, Living on the Edge 2005 Michael Nevell, N. Redhead
  • Memoir of Robert Blincoe 2011 John Brown
  • Memories of Marple 1899 Joel Wainwright
  • Memories of Strines John Taylor
  • Moor End W I Millennium Cookbook
  • My Childhood 1971 John Ingham
  • Narrow Boat to the Cheshire Ring 2006 Ted and Margaret Hill
  • Natural History, Ludworth and Mellor Tony Smith, Ron Weston
  • Nature's Joys are Free for All 2009 W Shercliff
  • New Mills, Short History 1851 J. H. Smith and J. V. Symonds
  • On The Level 1993 Dennis Suleman
  • Peak Forest Canal and Railway 2012 Grahame Boyes & Brian Lamb
  • Peak Forest Canal Marple/Whaley Bridge 1984 Edward L Hill
  • Pioneers of Calico Printing (Ches./Derbys. 2009 Rosemary Taylor
  • Railways of Marple & District to 2015 2015 Warwick Burton
  • Railways of Marple and District from 1794 Warwick Burton
  • Rambles around Roman Lakes-Leisure Park
  • Recipes from Marple
  • Romiley Pictures of the Past Frank Beard
  • Rural Rambles 1931 J Macauley
  • Samuel Oldknow S N Heap
  • Samuel Oldknow 1991 M. L. H. S.
  • Samuel Oldknow & the Arkwrights 1924 George Unwin
  • Short History of Marple Hall from 1606 Henry Bradshaw Isherwood
  • Sigley Memories 1949 Tom Sigley
  • Stockport, a History 1997 Peter Arrowsmith
  • Strines Journal -an appreciation 1993 Gladys Swindells
  • Strines Print Works 1792-2002 1949 Rosemary Taylor
  • Strines Valley 2013 Rosemary Taylor
  • The Local Times 1992 Jack Turnbull
  • Township of Marple 1684-1784 1986 Lucy Simler
  • Where 2 or 3 are gathered together 2009 Rosemary Taylor
  • World War I Remembered 1999 J Bintliff P Clark
  • World War II Remembered 2005 J Bintliff P Clark
  • Yesterday in Marple and Mellor 1989 Ann Ashworth