Canals : Folder 03

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Canals : Folder 03


Marple's Canals and Waterways.


Folder 3 of 4 covering Marple's Canals.

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Collection Items

New Horizons Boat : Prince Charles visit : 1981
Material relating to the visit of Prince Charles :
a. Official Commemorative Programme for the Canal Boat Rally & Community Festival at Marple.
b. Newspaper reports on Prince Charles visit 22nd March 1981 to commission New Horizon Boat.
c. …

Cheshire Life Article :  Mr "Marple Aqueduct " 2001
Two page article from Cheshire Life Magazine, February 2001 edition entitled Mr "Marple Aqueduct" review of new book on Benjamin Outram by Professor R B Schofield, charting career of this great engineer.

Photographs of Stone Sleeper Blocks Lock 10 : 1983
Two photocopies of photographs showing stone sleeper blocks at Marple lock No 10 taken in 1983 with handwritten information on how they were later covered with Tarmac and a wire rope used to be part visible in adjacent road surface.

Boat Permit for Peak Forest Canal
Original Boat Permit from the Peak Forest Canal giving permission to John Wardle to navigate his cargo of limestone, where loaded and to be delivered and price for May 29th year unknown.

Material on Peak Forest Canal Society Limited : 1980's
Miscellaneous material from Peak Forest Canal Society Limited accounts, membership, AGM meetings and Liquidation details in 1987.
Typed document giving history.
Flyer celebrating and thanking PFCS members

Talk : Canals for Recreation
5 page typed draft transcript of talk to be entitled "Canals for Recreation " author and date unknown.

1899 Map of Romiley/Compstall Area
A3 photocopy of a 1899 map of Romiley and Compstall area, with Peak Forest Canal and Sheffield & Midland Joint Railway and surrounding farmland.

Handwritten Conveyance dated 1828
Photocopy on A1 paper of a handwritten conveyance between Company of Macclesfield Canal to Aaron Eccles of Marple referring to several parcels of land including "Amen Corner" including map of relevant area ( opposite to Beams Moor House). Dated 23rd…

Material on Aqueduct House
Material relating to Aqueduct House
a. Photocopy of lst page of typed title deeds dated 1998 on sale of Aqueduct House for £140,000.00, from British Waterways.
b. Email correspondence from Ian Moss to Graham Boyes 2011 further research information…

Marple Register of Canal Boats : Correspondence with C Jones 2012
Email correspondence 2012 between Hilary Atkinson and Christopher Jones who is trying to locate a copy of the Marple Register of Canal Boats which was administered by Marple UDC under the Canal Boats Act of 1877.

The History of Marple & District Book Cover
Front cover of the new Edition of The History of Marple & District Book with 40 photos and contact details.
Ink drawings of aqueduct. Date and artist unknown

Notice of Towpath Restrictions on Peak Forest Canal : 2012
Notice of Towpath restrictions on Peak Forest Canal for vegetation clearance work. 2012

Extract from The History of Hyde  & Its Neighbourhood :Thomas Middleton : 1932
Photocopies of 3 pages from "History of Hyde & its Neighbourhood" by Thomas Middleton 1932 : Chapter XV1 covering Peak Forest Canal, local railways and railway accidents.

Extract : Information & Hand drawn sketches of Marple Locks
Photocopy of 3 pages from an unknown publication giving information with hand drawn sketches showing Marple Tramway and locks with key.
Publication and date unknown

Go to hyperlink below for article from MLHS website relating to this subject.

Marple Locks Bi-Centenary 1804 - 2004 Celebration
Promotional documents advertising the Celebration of the 200th Birthday of Marple Locks : July 2004, posters, flyers
Newspaper article on Samuel Oldknow "Happy Birthday Sam" from the Marple Review : Summer 2004

Top Lock to Aqueduct Map & Guide 1991
Pamphlet entitled "Top Lock to Aqueduct", map and guide with 50 highlighted points of interest, with brief history and illustrations.
Published by Marple Civic Trust as part of "Interest Trails around Marple" this being No 1. 1991

Marple Locks Festival Poster : 2005
Original poster advertising the Marple Locks Festival Sunday 10th July 2005 listing events, stalls and activities with contact details.
Also 8 colour photographs showing event.
Newspaper cuttings relating to Locks Festival and events,

Flyers for Events : Marple Lock Open Day & Oldknow Roadshow : 2014 & 2015
Two flyers promoting events.
1. Marple Lock & Aqueduct Public Open Day Nov 2014
2. Oldknows Roadshow & Film show November 2015

Discover Marple Flight of Locks  : 2013 & 2019
Two page illustrated map produced by Canals & River Trust to promote exploring Marple Locks with children containing information, points of interest with map and things to look out for on a family walk.
Printed July 2013.

Booklet : ASHTAC : Dukinfield March 1972
Booklet produced by Waterway Production Ltd for the Waterways Recovery Group giving history of canal restoration by volunteers to the Cheshire Ring with photographs.

Booklets : Rally Programmes 1966 - 1970
Five Souvenir Programmes :
Four Marple Rally of Boats souvenir booklets dated 1966, 1968, 1969 and 1970.
One National Rally of Boats at Marple in 1996 organised by Inland Waterways Association.
All programmes giving details of events to be held…

Canal Distance Table Extracts : Marple Canals
Three pages of Western Canal Distance Tables extracted from a Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway publication giving distances on Macclesfield, Ashton and Peak Forest Canal around Marple.
Date Unknown
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