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From the Droylsden Archives
15th Feb The second open day of 2019 is being held at Clayton Hall this Saturday, February 16th. Held on the first and third Saturday of every month, the open days give guests the chance to explore the historic, Grade II* listed building and surrounding grounds. The hall is dressed to resemble a Victorian home- although the building is actually older- including a […]
8th Feb It was the end of an era on Droylsden last Thursday as the town’s branch of RBS closed its doors for the final time. It was announced back in September that the branch would be one of 54 to close nationally, with almost 260 job losses. An RBS spokesperson said at the time: “As we […]
3rd Feb Police are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old girl was seriously injured after she was shot in the leg. The teenager was shot in the back of her leg as she walked along Edge Lane near to the Halfway House pub in Droylsden at 7.15pm last night. She was taken to hospital and requires surgery […]
28th Jan Residents and local politicians in Droylsden are fighting back against Stagecoach’s decision to scrap the 168 bus service after saying they feel ‘abandoned’ by the company. It was announced at the start of the year that the bus company planned to cut the service and replace it with a re-routed 150 service to provide new […]
22nd Jan HMRC investigation found Chaudhry Akbar used his two businesses to fraudulently claim.
14th Jan Droylsden Academy have today paid tribute to a Year 7 pupil killed in a hit and run incident on Saturday evening. 11-year-old Taylor Schofield was struck by a grey Volkswagen Golf on Albert Street in Beswick, at around 6.10pm. Despite being treated by paramedics at the scene, he sadly died in hospital as a result […]
14th Jan A man has been charged after a boy was killed in a hit and run incident in Beswick on Saturday. 11-year-old Taylor Schofield was struck by a grey Volkswagen Golf on Albert Street, at around 6.10pm. Despite being treated by paramedics at the scene, he sadly died in hospital as a result of his injuries. […]
13th Jan The family of 11-year-old Taylor Schofield have paid a heartfelt tribute to him after he was tragically killed in a collision on Saturday. This picture of Taylor standing proudly in his Droylsden Academy uniform on his first day at the school was also released by his family earlier this evening. Emergency services had been called […]
10th Jan New train stations and a tram line could be built in Tameside under proposals to revolutionise travel across the region. The transport plan, unveiled this week by Greater Manchester leaders, would see new Metrolink stops, train stations and the birth of the ‘tram-train’. It’s divided into three parts, with 65 projects due to be completed […]
4th Jan More than half a million pounds is to be spent to shore up two crumbling embankments to prevent gardens collapsing in Tameside. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter The council has agreed to carry out slope stability works on land it owns in Denton and Droylsden, at a cost of £650k. However, the town hall […]