From the Community Archives
11th Dec Hyde Unitarian Chapel will be getting into the festive spirit this weekend and you can join them. The Gee Cross church are holding a Christmas tree festival, with around 20 local organisations presenting and decorating trees. It’s open on Friday from 1pm to 5pm, Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sunday from 10am to 12pm. […]
8th Dec This weekend is the third and final weekend of the Tameside Christmas Markets. The event, in Market Street, Ashton, runs today (Friday), tomorrow and Sunday with one highlight being free rides on a ferris wheel. The festive finale will also include children’s entertainers, facepainting, gingerbread decorating, brass bands, dancers and more. Other highlights include over […]
7th Dec The authors behind the highly acclaimed history of Ashton Market return to the market themselves tomorrow (Friday) to sign special offerings of their title. To Market, To Market, penned by brothers Philip and David Williams, was a complete sell-out within eight weeks of its first publication in 1994 – necessitating a rapid reprint which in […]
1st Dec HYDE ROTARY The Rotary Club of Hyde Christmas Sleigh and Father Christmas have set off on their tour of the various districts in Hyde and will be touring the area until December 23. Father Christmas we will be visiting various locations, supermarkets and superstores in the run-up to the festive celebrations. Helped by the Rotary […]
26th Nov It might have been wet, windy and biting cold but good crowds came out to support the official Droylsden Christmas lights switch-on yesterday. Attractions included a lantern parade, snow globe and fairground, the Tameside Huskies, giant characters plus plenty of festive food and cheer – and of course a chance to meet Santa. Organised by […]
26th Nov The crowds braved the cold, wet, sleet and snow for Hyde’s official Christmas lights switch on yesterday. The day-long event had been four months in the planning with the Hyde Community Events team and partners joining forces to bring a spectacle of acts and entertainment to the town for everyone. This year’s event coincided with […]
25th Nov Hundreds have been braving the cold this evening to bring the huge carnival inspired Mossley lantern parade to life. Building on the success of last year’s nocturnal cavalcade, Mossley Light Festival has returned to warm the hearts of all those taking part and watching. This year’s theme is ‘A Tale of Two Giants’ and tells the story of the […]
25th Nov Tameside Christmas Markets are off to a flying start following their official launch yesterday with the Civic Mayor of Tameside Cllr Joyce Bowerman joining Father Christmas to help get the markets underway. Free rides on the helter skelter are just one of the many festive thrills in store following the opening of the markets this […]
25th Nov The Tameside Christmas Toy Appeal officially launched today at the Tameside Christmas Markets in Ashton – with Father Christmas himself arriving to help out. The launch was aired live earlier today on Tameside Radio. Local businesses have once again pledged their support kindly acting as drop off points for the collection of new toys especially […]
23rd Nov Tameside Christmas Toy Appeal will be officially launched at the Tameside Christmas Market in Ashton this Saturday – and everyone is welcome. Tameside Radio will be reporting live from the launch as we join forces with Tameside 4 Good, Tameside Rotary and Tameside Council to collect as many new toys as possible for children in […]