From the Denton & Audenshaw Archives
9th Nov Haughton Green is to join a nationwide tribute on Sunday night to honour all those who have suffered as a consequence of war. After darkness has fallen, more than 1300 ‘Beacons of Light’ will be lit throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, with the first Beacon being lit at […]
18th Oct Residents close to Oldham Street in Denton are being warned of an unpleasant smell as National Grid starts work to dismantle two unused gasholders. The National Grid site is being cleared as part of the company’s ongoing nationwide gasholder dismantling program. Gasholders are no longer required due to investments made to improve the national network, […]
17th Oct A poignant parade of silent soldiers will lead eleven days on remembrance events across Tameside next month. To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War, the silent solider silhouettes will stand on look out on the bridge at Portland Basin in Ashton on November 1st. They will then be […]
15th Oct Dr Kailash Chand OBE (pictured) Chair Healthwatch Tameside and former deputy chair of the BMA Council urges everyone to play their part in helping to avoid another ‘winter crisis’ in the NHS as the colder weather looms large…   With the winter approaching, health professionals delivering care in Tameside and Glossop will understandably be nervous about […]
15th Oct The first round of Tameside Council’s new strategic neighbourhood forums start this week. There are four neighbourhood forums – north, south, east and west – and they have been designed to correspond with the corresponding health and police bodies. They’ve replaced the short-lived town councils. North covers Ashton; South is Hyde and Longdendale; East covers […]
12th Oct Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, officially open their newest store in Denton tomorrow (Saturday) and are holding a special giveaway to celebrate! Denton & Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne will open to store on Stockport Road at midday. To mark the occasion, the first 100 visitors will receive a free small pizza, thanks to franchisee Amit […]
4th Oct Burglars have stolen thousands of pounds worth of mobile phones and tablets from a store on Crown Point North. The O2 shop was broken into by three thieves wearing balaclavas and dark clothes last night (Wednesday 3 October) at around 10:30pm. The gang forced their way into the shop through a back door, breaking it […]
19th Sep Two men have been charged in connection with the assault of a teenage boy outside a takeaway in Denton. 30-year-old Daniel Street and 31-year-old Lee Perry, both of Lupton Street in Denton, were arrested yesterday and have now been charged with attempted section 18 assault and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. […]
18th Sep An arrest has been made after a 14-year-old boy was assaulted whilst waiting for a takeaway in Crown Point. The incident happened at 9:30pm on Saturday 15 September outside a take-away shop on Ashton Road in Denton. The boy was taken to hospital by his family and an investigation was launched by the police. A […]
17th Sep The Audenshaw Local History Society is appealing for information regarding a recently uncovered WW1 photograph. After discovering a group photograph of many nurses and patients that they can’t trace, with soldiers wearing a rare “Hospital Blues” uniform, the society is hoping that someone would recognise where it was taken. This particular uniform was worn by […]