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Marple Local History Society Trips in 2010 - 2011

The 2010 - 2011 season saw us trekking over the Pennines, into and beyond Manchester before a final trip gliding along one of our local canals aboard the narrowboat "Bell".

Albert Schools - Education+ (Test)

Oere 1900 Albert SchoolSo, the Albert Schools will soon be no more. Its familiar facade has been a part of this community for 150 years so perhaps we should learn a little about it before it is gone forever. It has only been a school for less than half that 150-year history but why the name “Albert” and why “Schools” (plural)?

To answer that we need to look at the way we educated our children in centuries past.

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Albert Schools - Heritage(Test)

Oere 1900 Albert SchoolSo, the Albert Schools will soon be no more. Its familiar facade has been a part of this community for 150 years so perhaps we should learn a little about it before it is gone forever. It has only been a school for less than half that 150-year history but why the name “Albert” and why “Schools” (plural)?

To answer that we need to look at the way we educated our children in centuries past.

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A Moment in Time (test)

Close Hartle familyThis wonderful photograph, taken around 1902, records four generations of Margaret Davenport’s family. Margaret was born in Marple and recently celebrated her 90th birthday.
Her grandparents George and Ruth Close are standing at the back of the photograph (Ruth wearing a dark top). Sitting in front of them are Ruth’s parents, John and Julia Hartle. The two young ladies are Ruth’s sisters, Sarah Anne and Martha. Sitting on great great grandmother Hartle’s knee is Frederick, born in 1901, the eldest child of George and Ruth. Frederick (Margaret’s uncle) was the eldest of eleven children, nine of whom survived to adulthood. I suspect that this photograph was taken at his christening.

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