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Explore the archive of all things Oldknow. The place to find out more from our local experts and read articles about our recent findings.

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Photograph of the boatyard at Lock 16

From 1840 to about 1935 the boatyard was operated by the Jinks family, w...


Commemerative plaque design based on Lock 14

It was the photograph of Lock 14 below, looking in the opposite directio...


Photograph of Marple from Posset Bridge at Lock 13

The photograph above, dating from the turn of the last century, shows th...

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A group of local volunteers have been working hard for over a year to shape and create our online archive. They have started scanning photographs, maps, postcards and finds from the archaeology digs, so that you can search for them and find out more about Samuel Oldknow and the legacy he has left.

This is just the start of our archive, with over 300 exciting items for you to search, so if you have any items related to Oldknow that you’d like us to consider for inclusion, please get in touch. Search through the latest items we have uploaded, and please share your thoughts and memories.

You can see the full Archive here. We have big plans for this online resource; this is just the beginning!

Latest Posts

20 Mar 2017

A Flow Chart showing the uses and processes of Limestone.

20 Mar 2017

Map of Marple Locks

20 Jan 2017

Workers Lives



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