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Open cards featuring Marple & District

Following on from the success of our first set of postcards we introduced a range of eight open cards showing that the canals are not Marple's only asset. Later we added a further four open cards to the range, taking the total number of designs to twelve. The cards were all blank inside, so they could be used for any purpose, and featured photographs of local attractions. In addition to canal scenes there were pictures of Roman Bridge, Oldknow's Shuttle Stone, Mellor Church, Brabyns Lodge, the Keg Pool at Compstall, Hilltop Farm, Roman Lakes and Marple Bridge.

Narrowboat on Peak Forest Canal

Keg Pool, Compstall

Mellor Church

Oldknow's Shuttle Stone

Roman Bridge

Marple Wharf

Brabyns Lodge

Waterside Moorings

Hilltop Farm, from Peak Forest Canal

Top Lock Boats

Roman Lakes

Marple Bridge Cottages

The remaining stock of these cards was donated to New Horizons, the narrowboat for the disabled based at Marple Wharf, who continued to sell them for the benefit of the charity.

Marple Places