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Paper entitled : An Interesting Old Mansion: with an introduction stating that Members of the Stockport Historical Society's and a few friends paid a visit to Marple Hall the leader being M H A Potter with the Kind permission from Captain…

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Photocopy of the will of John Warburton Bridge from 1847 with typed transcript.
Elizabeth Bridge as sole benefactor and executrix.
Ellizabeth Bridge was the founder of Bridge Almshouses.

Transcribed by Geoff Higgins Feb 2020 with additional…

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Photocopy of document re disputed land in Mellor between Ainsworths & Pilkingtons from the 14th Century taken from Historical Manuscripts Commissions reports pages 28-56.
Also a single page typed introduction into the background of this dispute,…

Twenty two page booklet produced by Mellor Archaeological Trust detailing the story of the Mellor Dig from 1998 to 2002 with the history of the site, excavation of the trenches carried out by University of Manchester with photographs, drawings, maps…

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A large selection of over 1000 postcards dating from 1900's, collected by Anne Hearle over 40 years. Above examples shown above are : Sportsman Arms Miss Edwards driving with Chauffeur in back seat Compstall Post Office Windlehurst Brabyns Military…

Booklet containing five walks around Roman Lakes Leisure Park. Four page introduction with historical information of area and buildings. Walks with maps and description of features of interest.
Date unknown

Selection of local history photographs from 1950's - 2000's from an exhibition held in 2011 on local people, places and events.
Three pockets under dates : 1950's & 60's , 1970's & 80's and 1990's & 2000's

A4 Arch Lever folder entitled "Medical & Associated Health" compiled by Peter Corcoran, with research material and newspaper cuttings from 1800's, on Doctors, hospitals, nursing & retirement homes, nursing and child welfare in the Marple Area.


Two carbon copies of typed letter from Gladys Swindells, Marple Antiquarian Society to Christopher Isherwood in California dated 1972 thanking him for information relating to the Bradshaw Isherwoods of Marple Hall.

Seven Scrap books containing photographs, programme cards, newspaper cuttings reporting on events relating to Marple Evening Townswomen's Guild from 1962 - 2006.

Donated 18th January 2006. Copy of the minutes of the last Committee Meeting…

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22 typed pages entitled "Water Supply & Public Health in Mellor from 1873" (information taken from various Council Minute & Letter Books - including those of Mellor Parish Council) Information ends with the minutes of 7th March 1834.

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Photocopy of document giving information on Samuel Hodgkinson from 1823 his marriage and descendants.
Also photocopy of black and white photograph taken by Walter Bright (son of Samuel) of the opening of Marple Bridge Congregational School in 1906.

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Eight printed pages with information on the Poor Law / Jurors / Poor Law Removals in Mellor & Ludworth. "Brief Observations on Mellor & Hayfield" from 1770 by John Smith from Matlock

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Computer printout of BMD records giving information on the population of Marple in 1630 (7 pages ) and family details for 1584 - 1631 (seventeen double sided pages) taken from Church Records.

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Photocopy of single page on card of the 1794 Land Tax Assessment for the Township of Marple.

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Photocopies of two A3 pages of the orginal handwritten ledger for Land Tax Assessments for Cheshire, Stockport Division for the Township of Marple dated 1780

Photocopies of 8 pages from the original handwritten ledger for the Land Tax Assessments for the year 1799 in the County of Chester for the Township of Marple

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Photocopy of John Braddock Walmsley will dated 1856 estate & effects to wife Caroline, Codicil dated 1857.
Photocopy of Charles Walmsley will dated 1841 estate & effect to wife Betty. Codicil dated 1849.

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Handwritten pedigree of the Walmsleys starting in 1799 with Charles Attorney. Research notes including BMD and Trade Directory information.

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Email with information from London Gazette 1857 : Notice of Mr William Thomas Walmsley bankruptcy. Typed article from Stockport Express 1854 reporting pocket picking incident to Mr W Walmsley. Information regarding Mrs Mary Woodiwiss mortgager to…

Photocopy of 36 typed pages entitled " Education in High Lane - How it all began" by Judith Wilshaw giving history of the Education in High Lane from the reign of Queen Victoria to the 1970's

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Photocopies of 1841 - 1911 census records for Walmsley family
1851 census records for Hollins Fold : Mill Workers.
Marriage Cert for Samuel & Adelaide 1849.
Death certificates for John Braddock Walmsley 1857
Charles Edward 1860, Margaret Ann…

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Handwritten notes on death of Samuel Hodgkinson.
Typed notice from Stockport Advertiser 1899 regarding the "Strange disappearance" of William Walmsley.
Funeral notice from Stockport Advertiser 1901 for Samuel Hodgkinson JP aged 79.
Notice of death…

Two colour photographs of Samuel & Adelaide Hodgkinson grave at All Saints Church.
Email correspondence with burial records of the Hodgkinson and Walmsleys family.
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