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Photocopy of John Henry Bradshaw Isherwood's Will dated 1924.
Four pages
Bequests were made to his wife Elizabeth, his children Francis Edward, John and Mary Elizabeth. He appointed his wife as sole Executrix of his Will. Two Codicils were added,…

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Correspondence with British Red Cross Society requesting any information held on Brabyns Hall as an Auxiliary Hospital during WW1.
Photocopies received:-
An extract from 'a short history of the Cheshire Branch of the British Red Cross Society' in…

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Original copy of the Calico Printers' Association magazine "Star" December 1966 Volume 16, No. 5, featuring a front and back page article on The Strines Journal giving history and background in text and pictures.

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Email correspondence with Ivor Blight regarding Sister Purdie who was nurse to King George V and Matron at Brabyns Hall.
Photocopies of newspaper reports on her being awarded Royal Red Cross : First Class 1929.
Sister Purdie is buried at All Saints…

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Photocopy of Abstract of Title relating to No 8 the Drive giving details of Rose Hill House dated 1947, with three plans showing street lighting, Rose Hill Station and surrounding area.
Photocopy of photograph of horse and carriage with groom…

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Advertising flyer for the New Horizons Boat giving boat cruises for people with disabilities, giving information on amenities and prices with contact & location details.
Date 2018

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Five downloaded pages from Marple Website under the heading "Whats Happening to Oldknow's Lime Kilns?" produced by Marple Civic Society to highlighting the impending archaeological survey and future activities at the Lime Kilns as part of the…

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Numerous original examples of "In Memoriam" cards in alphabetical order giving details of person, age, date of death and place of interment.

In Memoriam Cards
Alcock, John - 65 - 1879 - Marple Bridge
Ardern, Robert - 41 - 1857 - Marple Bridge…

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Miscellaneous original flyers, programmes and posters for events held at St Martins for organ recitals and concerts dating from 1901

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Numerous newspaper cutting relating to Town Street collapse at Marple Bridge and its reconstruction dating from December 1991 reporting the collapse to reopening 12 months later and the effect on the local community and businesses.

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Pouch containing material relating to William Radcliffe, 'improver of cotton machinery'.1. Two typed pages of biography (1761 - 1826) and references to William Ratcliffe, author possibly Ann Hearle.2. David Jeremy biography of William Radcliffe 3.…

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A4 plan showing use of buildings and shopping facilities in Marple Bridge Cheshire 1971.

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Newspaper article with photograph from The Herald dated 15.10.1910. regarding donation of Recreation Ground and fountain by Mr Walter Bright Hodgkinson with details of opening ceremony and presentations.
Colour/ black and white photos of Fountain…

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Documents relating to the Marple Recreation Ground bequest presented by Mr & Mrs Hodgkinson :
1. Photocopy of Transcript of Herald Newspaper report on 15th October 1910 with photograph of officials and report of the event. 4 pages
2. Photocopy of…

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Four black and white photographs showing staff and pupils at Mellor Schools Centenary Fete held on 12th July 1980.
1. Headmaster Allen Crabb caning a pupil
2. Two ladies in Victorian dress, Mrs Wendy Greenacre, Mrs Brenda Reynolds.
3. Group in…

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Draft text and illustrations for layout for exhibition for Open Days in 2002.
Information on early Britain, stone age, Romain Britain up to the Industrial Revolution.
Information on the Excavations at Mellor for 3 years.

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Photocopy of newspaper article from The Advertiser 1958 with brief history of shops in Marple plus full page advertisement of local businesses.
Newspaper cuttings from 1987 on new shopping Mall to be built by Co-op.

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A4 Folder containing Photographs and miscellaneous material relating to shops on Market Street and Derby Way from 1999 with regular updates in 1999, 2015 and 2000's or when the shops had new owners.

Starting from No 1 Market Street showing…

Box file containing material relating to Marple Burial Society: Marple Burial Society Members' lists, 1982 - 1998 Marple Burial Society Hardback book of investments, 1989 - 1993 Marple Burial Society Expenses book, 1982 - 1995 Marple Burial…

Box File containing material relating to miscellaneous research relating to the Mill Brow area including photographs of houses mills and building, numerous maps, draft details of walks and talks with miscellaneous research papers from various…

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Box File containing primary Source material relating to Samuel Oldknow business and personal life 1780 - 1791 [64 items, mainly correspondence, purchase and payment notes, receipts and invoices]. See typed index pages for further details of the items…

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Well worn Silver engraved ring possibly for walking cane engraved "Frederick Booth from Miss Hudson on completion of 50 years of faithful service. Brabyns 1860 -1910".

Donated by Fred Duthy in 2022. Fred found this in his grandmother's possessions…

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Miscellaneous documents relating to the Wigley family :
1. Advert on card for Mr H R Wigley Day and Evening School from 1851 giving courses and prices.
2. Typed two page document entitled From Jamaica to Mellor : An Apprentice Tale
3. Five page…

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Material on Stockport Hydro :
a. Two promotional leaflets for shares at £1 each in the community Hydro partnership at Otterspool Weir which closed on 2lst February 2011.
b. Newspaper articles from Stockport Times from 1990 & 2012 on the…

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Original booklet entitled "Where two or three are gathered together" The Story of St Paul's Church Strines, Stockport, Cheshire, and its people by Rosemary Taylor from New Mills Local History Society. 2001.
26 Chapters covering origins of Strines…
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