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Thumb Top Lock Bridge Bridge over Macclesfield canal at junction with Peak Forest Canal, Marple Unknown marplemarple lockspeak forest canalmacclesfield canal
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 Commemorative 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