From the Droylsden Archives
18th Apr A third of council seats in Tameside are up for grabs as residents go the polls in next month’s local elections. One seat in each of the 19 wards is being contested on Thursday, May 2 with 72 candidates standing across the borough. Of the seats up for election, 17 are currently held by Labour […]
15th Apr A landmark Droylsden building will be transformed into a state-of-the-art veterinary practice. Tameside Veterinary Clinic has taken over the lease of the former Co-op building on Greenside Lane and will open the new facility on April 29. The modern, vibrant new surgery was made possible thanks to a £250,000 investment from VetPartners, which owns some […]
10th Apr A fugitive from Droylsden has been arrested in South Africa after more than two decades on the run. 64-year-old Brandon William Pyatt was convicted of serious fraud and deception offences in 1998 and sentenced to five years in prison. However, he skipped bail during the trial and fled the UK, sparking a manhunt that lasted […]
1st Apr A Manchester-based artist has brought his unique style to a Droylsden bar. Originally from Chesterfield, Dave is a freelance illustrator who works from AWOL Studios in Ancoats. Dave’s is well known for his ‘doodle maps’, where he combines his distinctive style with cartoonish illustrations. Dave has had commissions from all over the world but his […]
19th Mar Droylsden Water Adventure Centre has been given a facelift thanks to volunteers with the Prince’s Trust. Seven young people, aged 16-25, are currently taking part in a 12-week team programme with the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Prince’s Trust programme at Hyde Fire Station. Part of the programme involves a community project, with the […]
15th Mar An animal shelter in Clayton appealing for people to give rescued ex-battery hens a second chance in a loving home. Millstream Animal Shelter has been tirelessly driving up and down to Castlefield, as the working farm that previously held 12,000 chickens is set to close down. If good, ethical homes cannot be found for all […]
14th Mar A Droylsden man has successfully stubbed out a 60-year smoking habit, with the help of his local NHS service. Derek Bailey, 76, had been smoking since school – which has cost him an estimated £109,500. Derek made the decision early last December that he would give up cigarettes completely, and reached out to Be Well […]
12th Mar A teenager who started two store fires in Droylsden last October has appeared before Tameside Youth Court. The 14-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to two charges of arson which jointly caused more £140,000 of damage. The youngster, who was just 13-years-old when he committed the offences – had set light […]
8th Mar Droylsden Academy has been left counting the cost after a break-in last weekend. CCTV footage shows one man breaking into the Academy between 2:50am-3:10am on Sunday March 3rd. 18 Acer Chromebooks, 1 MacBook Pro 15 and 6 Apple iPads were taken. A post on the Academy’s Facebook page read: “Unfortunately the Academy was broken into […]
26th Feb Bills are set to rise by at least £59 for Tameside residents as town hall chiefs desperately firefight a funding black hole for children’s services. The council has to save £3.5m from its budget next year, and is planning on hiking its tax precept, fees and charges and cutting back on services to meet the […]