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From the Droylsden Archives
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3rd Dec Operation Christmas Child is once again underway in Tameside, but this year it has a new home! The campaign, by Samaritan’s Purse, asks people to put together a shoebox of small gifts, which are then despatched across the world to children who might otherwise receive nothing. Thousands of shoeboxes are donated from across the borough […]
28th Nov A closed down pub could become a shared house under new plans submitted to planning chiefs. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. The Gardener’s Arms pub in Droylsden shut in October last year and has been empty ever since. Now Dinesh Chinta has applied to Tameside council for permission to turn the ground floor of […]
14th Nov A Droylsden man has shared his remarkable collection of First and Second World War memorabilia publicly for the first time. Over the past eight years, Ray Fricker has amassed an incredible assortment of genuine weapons, helmets, gas masks and more. The collection has grown so big, he displays it in an old utility room at […]
1st Nov In his latest column for the Tameside Reporter, the Environment Agency’s Area Director for Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire, Lee Rawlinson talks the work done to remove a huge quantity of waste from Gartside Farm in Droylsden.  There is no doubt that as a population, we are becoming more health focused and, if you are anything […]
1st Nov Five more men have been charged with murder and attempted murder after a shooting in Ashton in June. 31-year-old Luke Paul Graham was shot on Birch Street on Wednesday June 13th. Sadly, he later died in hospital from his injuries. Another man in his 20s presented himself at hospital later that day with a gunshot […]
28th Oct The family of a Droylsden teenager killed in a two-car collision in North Wales on Friday night have paid tribute to him. Seventeen-year-old Colin Hornsby from Droylsden was one of three teenagers who died in the tragedy which happened near Denbigh, North Wales, just before 7.30pm. In a statement released through North Wales police Colin’s […]
18th Oct Local residents and environmental groups will demonstrate at the Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s (GMPF) annual general meeting on Friday. The protest, outside Guardsman Tony Downes House in Droylsden, will call for the Fund to stop investing in fossil fuel companies. Demonstrators will also present remnants of the recent moorland fires to GMPF delegates. The GMPF […]
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 A Droylsden thief who stole a family’s Christmas presents and attacked a woman in her own home has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Warren Birkett, 26, of Cypress Road, Droylsden, was found guilty of two counts of robbery alongside 24-year-old Jack Wimbleton of New Islington, Ancoats. During the early hours of 1 January 2018 […]