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A church procession down Stockport Road.
Note how the Hollins Mill dominates the centre of Marple
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Next Meeting : Monday January 20th
Judith Wilshaw – From Ancient Tracks to Modern Highways
'Roman Bridge’ so named for 19th century commercial purposes, was built in the 16th century, rejoicing for many years in the name Windy Bottom Bridge.
Our ancestors moved about the area on routes which formed the basis of our modern footpaths. Then along came the Romans and laid out a network of such well-engineered roads that they lasted with little maintenance for the next thousand years plus. By the 17th Century repairs really were needed and the Turnpike System went some way to effecting the necessary improvements. But the required tolls were unpopular and did not bring in enough revenue to keep the roads in good repair, so gradually highway authorities were established, leading to our modern road system. Judith's January talk will explore the evidence surviving locally of every phase of the development.