Marple Local History Society

Marple, Marple Bridge, Mellor, Compstall, Strines, Hawk Green, Rose Hill, High Lane.

Snow in Marple

A Christmas card of Strines Road, looking towards Marple

Great Britain experienced two particularly harsh winters in 1939/40 and 1946/47. 1947 was one of the snowiest; between January and March snow fell everyday somewhere in the country. Written on the back of the postcard:“train 1½ miles south of Rose Hill Station towards High Lane."

Winter delivering the milk
January or February 1940 - delivering the milk on Station Road, near Park Cottage.

The Ridge view
Early 1900s: Ridge Road, Marple. I wonder which one is Jack?

Winter the Ridge b

Church Street
A view of the houses at the top of Church Street, near the canal.

The close up below reveals the laden cart (coal?) 2 horses, 2 men and a dog.

This part of Hibbert Lane may have been classed as Hawk Green when the postcard was published but it is now definitely in Marple. The wall and gateposts in the foreground belong to Cotefield and Yately.

Winter Hibbert Lane

Looking across fields to Hibbert Lane, taken from Greenbank House.

Further along Hibbert Lane, towards Marple village and beyond Cotefield on the right hand side was a house called Greenbank. Hard to believe that it was so rural.

Link to Greenbank photos:

Finally……. Embossed ‘Cataract, Marple Bridge’ and posted on December 22nd 1906 to Mr & Mrs Steward who lived near Sheffield. ‘Good wishes for Xmas & the New Year from Dad & Louie.’

Winter to greet you

Hibbert Lane Houses page 0001Location of Hibbert Lane Houses

Hilary Atkinson, December 2019