From the Droylsden Archives
21st Jul A Year 2 pupil from Moorside Primary School in Droylsden has been recognised at a national reading awards ceremony in London in front of special guests, including actress Gillian Anderson. Seven-year-old Ebony Banks-Gannon has been awarded a prize for her reflections on herself as a reader during the programme, at the Reading Recovery National Awards […]
18th Jul   A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Watch Manager, has asked house -holders to exercise greater care around cookers following the latest kitchen fire in Tameside. Speaking following a fire at a house in Lewis Road , Droylsden, Chris Hanson of Blue Watch at Ashton Fire Station, said: “Please make sure you switch off […]
15th Jul Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust held its Everyone Matters Awards 2017 at the Village Hotel in Ashton tonight. The awards event recognises the hard work and dedication of health care professionals who have all gone above and beyond to deliver the best health care to the community in the area. More than […]
7th Jul A handcuffed man is currently on the run after fleeing from immigration officers in Droylsden. The Home Office is working with Greater Manchester Police to find the absconder, who escaped following a raid on Fairfield Road on Wednesday. The man, who is believed to be in his 30s and of Ghanaian origin, managed to break […]
5th Jul A salon in Droylsden is extending its community programme by offering free treatments to cancer patients. Tropical Palms’ ‘Community Cutz’ scheme already offers free haircuts to Tameside’s over-60s and the team are now offering wig-fitting services to people who have lost their hair during cancer treatment. Staff at the new unit had been working with […]
28th Jun A fire which started in a pan of food  left unattended on a cooker, spread from the kitchen to other parts of a house in Fairbottom Walk, Droylsden. Fire crews in three fire engines from Ashton-Under-Lyne, Philips Park and Gorton were called to the blaze after 9 pm on Monday, June 26. When the fire-fighting crews arrived they […]
23rd Jun A 58-year-old man who was missing from his Droylsden home has been found. Duncan Boulton was previously lasy seen at Ostlers Gate at around 11.30pm on Tuesday night and police launched a public appeal to help trace him. That appeal has been successful and today, Friday June 23rd, Greater Manchester Police have announced Duncan has been […]
22nd Jun The new £2m state-of-the-art Tameside’s Macmillan Unit has been officially opened at Tameside Hospital today, Thursday June 22nd. Health chiefs, civic dignitaries, local MPs, Macmillan fundraisers and supporters of the Tameside Macmillan Unit Appeal plus other invited guests attended a special plaque unveiling ceremony. They heard speeches of thanks and praise for the huge community and […]
15th Jun A Droylsden primary school have been getting arty to remember those affected by the recent Manchester terror attack. Pupils from Fairfield Road Primary have just finished a whole school art week and created their own floral tribute in remembrance of the horrific events which took place in the city last month. The children have produced […]
15th Jun Runner Paul Burns has raised over £1000 for a Tameside charity by running from Liverpool to Manchester, and back again, all in one go. Fifty-year-old Paul has run marathons and other ‘ultra-runs’ before and he decided taking part in the ‘L2M Ultra Marathon Double’ was a logical progression. The gruelling endurance race is 100 miles […]