Browse Items (35 total)

  • Collection: World War One & Two

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Newspaper cuttings relating to Forces Personnel from Marple including :
Chris Finney receiving the George Cross for Bravery : 2007
Wayne Ayres returning from Iraqi 2007
Danny Winter : Died in Afghanistan : 1980 - 2008
James Freeman : WW2 …

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Photocopy of Black & White photograph of six young men outside the Brickbridge entrance to All Saint Church with writing on the left hand side stating "The Silent Six".
Photograph on Virtual Tour
Typed text explains the story of these young men…

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a. Laminated A4 Poster advertising Exhibition at Marple Library "Remembered" Marple Men who fell in The Great War on the 14th - 27th November 1999.
b. Newspaper cuttings from The Review 2006 with photograph of Peter Clark and his book "Remembered"…

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Two black and white Roll of Honours listing the names of men who worked at the Goyt Spinning Co Limited and Hollins Mill Co Limited and lost their lives during WW1.

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Photocopy of tribute certificate from Marple Urban District Council, District War Committee on behalf of the inhabitants of Marple giving appreciation of the heroic sacrifice made by their family member. September 1919

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Booklet entitled " Mellor Remembers .." documenting the 3l men of Mellor listed on the Mellor War Memorial who lost their lives in WW1.
Research : Peter Clark, Andy Cook and John Bintliff, Edited by Tom Howling and Artwork by Emily Howling.

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Photocopies of four colour photographs from 2013 showing second world war air raid shelters at St Martins, Brabyns Brown, (to the rear of the Parish Centre)

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Letter to Ann Hearle 2007 with memories of WW2 activities in and around Marple including Home Guards, patrols, and decoy town.

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Newspaper cuttings relating to WW1 & WW2 :
1. 1920 : High Peak Reporter 6th & 13th November "Mellor War Memorial : Unveiling Ceremony.
2. 1934 : Unknown Publication : Drumhead Service & Legion of Honor unveiled, photographs with names of…

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Four typed extracts taken from Marple Urban District Council Minutes Book 1942 requesting co-operation with the County Council by holding a "Warships Week" to aid the National Savings Campaign for November 1941.
MUDC Minutes book held at Stockport…

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A3 Drawing and key showing the proposed restoration of Mellor Memorial Gardens : Not to scale : No date

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Original War Office Pamphlet : Infantry Training Volume 1, Infantry Platoon Weapons, Pamphlet No 2, Fieldcraft (all arms) : 1948.
Instruction covering all elements of fieldcraft, observation, concealment, movement etc with black and white…

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Original Board of Trade Clothing Book from 1947 - 1948.

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Single page document with army details and account of the death of Frederic Burdekin from Mellor.

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Research material and correspondence with P Jennings & MLHS in regard to the Tank Banks under the National War Bonds and Savings Certificate and awarded to Marple for their contribution.
Photograph show tank at Marple Memorial Park.
Photocopies of…

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Photocopy of Log Book for "Marple" Lancaster Bomber aircraft and crew with record of operations.
Paid for by public contributions from Marple Residents.
Crashed in Switzerland on last mission to Fredrichschafen on 27.4.44.
Full story by Peter…

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Original booklet from National Service a guide to the ways men and women can join the National Service with a message from the Prime Minister

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Photocopy of front cover of the Log Book from Marple Savings Committee in the "Wings for Victory" a National Savings Campaign : 1943 showing target and achievement.

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Original soldiers Service & Pay book for Ada Nicholls with badges and black and white photographs carried with the book.

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Numerous Public Information Booklets/ Leaflets from Government / Local Council 1939 - 1941 :
1. Public Information Leaflet No 1 : Somethings you should know if war should come.
2. Public Information Leaflet No 2 : Masking your windows.
3. Public…

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Original leaflet promoting Remembrance Sunday Service to be held at Mellor Memorial Memorial and Marple Memorial Park for Sunday 14th November 2004.

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Two original programmes for events at Mellor War Memorial :
a. Unveiling and Dedication of the Mellor War Memorial in honor of men who died in Great War 1914 - 1918. Order of Proceedings on Saturday 6th November 1920 unveiled by F C Arkwright…

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Original booklet published by the Home Office in 1938 "The Protection of your home against air raids" distributed to all households with information on how to make their home safe against air attack.

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Poster advertising a four day trip to visit the Somme Battlefields focusing on men from Marple orgaised by Andy Cook & Peter Clark co-authors of "Remembered" April 2002.

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Photocopies of two photographs of Marple's Home Guard, practising in the grounds of Marple Hall. WW2.
Originals held by MLHS : Others on Marple Website Virtual Tour
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