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Thumb Photograph of the boatyard at Lock 16 From 1840 to about 1935 the boatyard was operated by the Jinks family, who lived at Top Lock House. On a larger copy of the old photograph below, t... Unknown boatyardjinksgeneral smithmarple lockslock 16
Thumb Commemerative plaque design based on Lock 14 It was the photograph of Lock 14 below, looking in the opposite direction towards Lock 15, that we used to create the design for a brass plaque to ... From 1 Jan 2004 to 31 Dec 2004 bicentenarycommemerative plaquemarple lockslock 14
Thumb Photograph of Marple from Posset Bridge at Lock 13 The photograph above, dating from the turn of the last century, shows the view from Posset bridge looking towards the centre of Marple. What is no... Unknown the navigationposset bridgemarple locksLock 13
Thumb Photograph of Black Wharf and Brick Row at Lock 12 The great old picture of Black Wharf below is very interesting as you can see Brick Row, built by Oldknow for his workers, in the background to the... Unknown marple lockslock 12
Thumb Photograph of Tollgate Cottage close to ruin in 1955 at Lock 10 Alongside Lock 10 stands Tollgate Cottage. You'd never realise by looking at it today but this delightful building was close to ruin in 1955. It wa... From 1 Jan 1955 to 31 Dec 1955 marple lockslock 10
Thumb Photograph of Oldknow's warehouse at Lock 9 Access to Oldknow's warehouse was by both road and canal. Much of the raw materials needed in his mill and the goods made there would have been tra... Unknown marple lockslock 9
Thumb Photograph of Lock Keepers Cottage at Lock 9 The cottage alongside Lock 9 is another former lock-keeper's cottage and now a listed building. The owners have put a lot of effort into restoring ... Unknown marple lockslock 9
Thumb Photograph of Lock 8 before bridge widening The view looking towards Bridge number 17 and Lock 9 has not changed enormously since the canal was first built, although the bridge itself has bee... Unknown marple lockslock 8
Thumb Photograph of workmen on Lock 7 This photograph of men working on Lock 7. The picture perhaps dates from the 1930/40s Unknown canalmarple lockslock 7
Thumb Photograph of Glen Cottage Lock 6 At lock 6 there used to be a lock-keeper's cottage called Glen Cottage but it was demolished during the 1960's. This picture is from the early 1900... Unknown canallock 6marple locksglen cottage
Thumb Photographs of before and after Lock 1 clearing 1967 These before and after photographs of Lock 1, taken from the 1967 Marple Rally of Boats programme, illustrate how badly the condition of the locks ... From 1 Jan 1967 to 31 Dec 1967 canalmarple locksLock 1
Thumb Postcard Lock 1, 1908 Dated 1908 Aqueduct House can just be made out in the distance. Alongside Lock No. 1 is a private house called "Bottom Lock House", which was origi... From 1 Jan 1908 to 31 Dec 1908 marple lockscanalLock 1
Thumb Photograph of a Packet Boat at The Winding Hole This picture above shows just how incredibly busy these so-called packet-boats were before the railways took over. This is despite Joel Wainwright ... Unknown winding holemarplecanalboat
Thumb Photograph of Marple Viaduct The Marple Viaduct runs parallel to the Aqueduct and carries the railway one hundred and twenty-four feet above the River Goyt. The Viaduct was con... Unknown viaductmarplelocksarches
Thumb Photograph Marple Aqueduct c1900 The Aqueduct viewed from the footpath to Watermeetings Farm around a hundred years ago. Unknown photographlockscanalaqueduct
Thumb Postcard 'The Aqueduct, Marple' c1900 This postcard shows a scene approaching the Aqueduct from the Narrows, in the early 1900's, with what appears to be the derelict shell of the first... Unknown canalaqueductlocks
Thumb Large photo of Mellor Lodge Large black and white photo of Mellor Lodge, south-facing elevation across gardens with river in foreground. Unknown mellor lodgephoto
Thumb Postcard of pony and carriage carrying elderly lady Black and white postcard of pony and carriage carrying elderly lady, possibly in front of Marple Lodge.Handwritten message on back is dated 20 Dece... 20 Dec 1906 postcard
Thumb Photo of bridge over Goyt Black and white photo of bridge over Goyt at bottom of Oldknows Road. Group of people in Edwardian clothing is standing on bridge. Unknown edwardianoldknows bridgephoto
Thumb Colour postcard of Marple Lodge Colour postcard of ivy-clad Marple Lodge with bridge in foreground. Postmarked Marple Bridge, 6 Aug 1908. 6 Aug 1908 oldknows bridgemarple lodgepostcard
Thumb Photo of entrance across bridge to Mellor Lodge Very small black and white photo of entrance across bridge to Mellor Lodge. Gentleman standing at front gate. Probably Edwardian era. Unknown edwardianphotooldknows bridgemellor lodge
Thumb Photo of entrance to saw pits Black and white photo showing entrance to saw pits at Mellor Mill.Dated 1938 and signed 'Fletcher'. From 1 Jan 1938 to 31 Dec 1938 saw pitsphotomellor mill
Thumb Photo of Waterloo Wheel Pit 1964 Black and white photo of Waterloo Wheel Pit 1964. Shows entrance to channel leading to one of the wheels - all that remained visible of the mill at... 15 Aug 1964 photographmellor millwaterloo wheel pit
Thumb Postcard of Oldknows Bridge Postcard of Oldknows Bridge from line drawing, showing Mellor Lodge in background. Inscribed J Wainwright November 1898. 15 Nov 1898 wainwrightdrawingoldknows bridgepostcard
Thumb Small line drawing of Mellor Lodge (South Front) Two copies of small line drawing of Mellor Lodge, one captioned Mellor Lodge, South Front. The other includes a printed description of Marple envir... 24 Sep 1889 marple environmentdrawingmellor lodge
Thumb Business details of John Clayton's company Extract from email giving details of John Clayton's company. Gleaned from Worrall's Trade Directories for 1887 1n 1891, Board of Trade files and t... 21 Jun 2012 documentboard of trade filesLondon Gazettejohn clayton & co ltd
Thumb Newspaper extract on labour trouble at Mellor Mill in 1842 Transcribed extract from Stockport Advertiser giving account of labour trouble at various mills in Marple area, including Mellor Mill, where steam... 26 Aug 1842 mellor millwalkoutslabour troubledocumentStockport Advertiser
Thumb Photo of Oldkknow's farm, Mellor Copy of black and white photo of building on Oldknow's farm , Mellor. Taken in 1930. Upper storey of building in image is apprentices' dormitory. P... From 1 Jan 1930 to 31 Dec 1930 dormitorymellor farmphotoapprentices
Thumb Transcribed extract from 1901 census Transcribed extract from 1901 census, including details fro Mellor Lodge and Bottoms Hall From 1 Jan 1901 to 31 Dec 1901 bottoms hallmellor lodge1901 census
Thumb Transcribed extract from 1891 census Transcribed extract from 1891 census including details for Mellor Lodge and Bottoms Hall From 1 Jan 1891 to 31 Dec 1891 documentbottoms hallmellor lodge1891 census