From the Droylsden Archives
21st Jan The funeral service for Tameside Council executive leader Cllr Kieran Quinn will be held at St Ann’s Church, Burlington Street, Ashton, at 10am this morning (Monday). Cllr Quinn sadly passed away on Christmas Day at Tameside Hospital at the age of 57 after suffering a heart attack. He was taken ill while out delivering Christmas […]
19th Jan These incredible pictures are just a snapshot of the trip of a lifetime enjoyed by a father and daughter from Droylsden, in which they raised over £5,000 for the British Heart Foundation. Mike Bank and his 10-year-old daughter, Cayman, spent the Christmas period trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, some 17,598 ft above sea […]
10th Jan The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, is holding a series of special Question Times across the region – the next in Tameside. The Question Times are being held in the week before every Combined Authority meeting in the area in which that meeting will be held. That means the next question time event will […]
3rd Jan Police are looking for the next-of-kin of a man from Droylsden.   73-year-old Eric Whitworth sadly died at his home on Medlock Street on Sunday December 24th 2017.    There are believed to be no suspicious circumstances around his death.   Anyone with information about Eric’s family is asked to contact the Police Coroner’s Hub […]
24th Dec It was an emotional occasion as Cancer Warriors held their end of year awards event and Christmas party last night. At a packed Wharf Tavern in Stalybridge the group remembered past friends and colleagues who have sadly lost their lives to cancer, making family times like Christmas especially challenging. But members came together to remember […]
20th Dec Health tests have been carried out on air in Droylsden after members of the public raised concerns over a toxic smell over the past week. Local residents took to social media to complain of a sulphur-like smell with many also contacting the council and the Environment Agency. The Environment Agency visited a site in Droylsden […]
20th Dec A man from Droylsden has today been jailed for eight years for killing a man while driving drunk and on drugs. 28-year-old Christopher Ramsdale, also from Droylsden, was killed in the early hours of Sunday October 1st, when a blue Audi S3 hit his Vauxhall Zafira at the ‘Fiveways’ junction of Greenside Road and Manor […]
19th Dec The children’s ward at Tameside Hospital took delivery of a large amount of toys on Monday, thanks to the generosity of everyone at Droylsden Community and Sports Centre. The centre have been collecting toys since mid-November to give to those less fortunate at Christmas. The donations have been split between Tameside Hospital and New Charter, […]
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 […]