From the Ashton Archives
16th Jan A local businessman has vowed not to let the thieves who ransacked one of his Ashton businesses for the third time get the better of him. It wasn’t a happy start to the New Year for Gareth Hardy after he discovered thieves had smashed their way into Go Hard Kitchen on the night of New […]
13th Jan A community interest company has been set up with the intention of revamping Ashton’s old Majestic cinema. Tameside Live Society was created by Matt Gough, a Dukinfield resident who moved to the borough three years ago. Matt, a professional designer, has big plans for the currently derelict building. “When I moved here I saw this […]
13th Jan A Tameside mental health charity is calling on thieves who stole a pair of signed David Beckham boots to return them. The Anthony Seddon Fund was planning to auction off the boots, which Beckham wore in his last game for Manchester United back in 2003. However, last Saturday morning, the boots were stolen from a […]
13th Jan A caring charity roared off with much needed funds, thanks to the fund-raising efforts of a motorbike club. SSAFA Tameside was overwhelmed and delighted when The BMPS British Motorcycle Preservation Society charity handed over £1,438.78. The presentation was made in the Sycamore pub in Ashton. The cheque was presented to SSAFA Tameside representatives Christina Howard […]
13th Jan Tameside cubs across Denton, Ashton and Droylsden have been celebrating their centenary. Cub Scouting was started in December 1916 by Lord Baden Powell. Having first established the Scouts in 1907 he found that younger boys wanted to join and the cub scouts for eight to 10-year-old boys was set up as a result. Cubs from […]
13th Jan Volunteer lock-keepers are needed in Ashton, Saddleworth and Marple. The Canal and River Trust charity is making the New Year call for help across the canal network in Greater Manchester and the Peak District. Lock-keepers have been part of canal life for hundreds of years and volunteer lock-keepers play a crucial role in keeping the […]
13th Jan Tameside woke up to a blanket of snow and travel disruption this morning (Friday) as winter swept in with a vengeance. As temperatures plummeted, the white stuff began to fall on Thursday evening across the borough and continued overnight, causing delays to commuters on public transport and hazardous driving conditions on the roads. Tameside Highways […]
12th Jan   Vandals are believed responsible for damage caused to several arched windows in the newly revamped Ashton Baths in Henry Square. The Impressive Victorian building dating from 1870 has only just been restored at a cost of 3 million pounds after lying derelict for 40 years. The grade 2 listed building was originally built as […]
12th Jan Ashton MP Angela Rayner is encouraging everyone to have their say as the deadline for public responses to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework closes on Monday. The ambitious plans earmark the number of new homes, jobs and transport links across the region for the next 20 years. But the proposals have proved controversial with campaigners […]
12th Jan Students returned to their studies as normal this morning following two days of strike action at New Charter Academy. But more disruption could come next week when three days of strikes are being planned. Members of the NUT and NASUWT took the action on Tuesday and Wednesday this week in a continuing row over workloads. The walkout follows […]