From the Droylsden Archives
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5th May The countdown is well and truly on! Our Macmillan ‘Bring A Pound Day’ is on Thursday, May 24. Last year our ‘Bring A Pound Day’ for the charity raised an astonishing £7,000 for the Tameside Macmillan Unit in just one day in February last year, thanks to your amazing generosity. Local groups, organisations, schools and […]
4th May There was no change and yet big changes in this year’s Tameside Council Local Elections. The number of councillors for the Labour and Conservative parties remains exactly the same – with Labour winning 17 of the contested 19 seats and the Tories two – representing no change whatsoever. But two wards switched allegiance, with Labour […]
3rd May Don’t forget to vote! Tameside and Oldham residents go to the polls today (Thursday) to elect a raft of councillors with polling stations open across the region until 10pm tonight. In Tameside 19 councillors will be elected across the borough’s 19 wards. In all, 69 candidates are standing – 19 Labour, 19 Conservative, 17 Greens, […]
2nd May Free business training for Tameside parents is coming to Droylsden. The ‘Building Business Skills for Parents’ (BBSP) course will be available throughout May and June at Greenside Children’s Centre. Attendees can learn about social media for businesses, market research, business plans, financial management, taxes, business growth and much more! Parents can attend as many or […]
1st May Three branches of RBS across Tameside are to close later this year. The banking giant announced the closure of 162 branches earlier today, at a cost of 792 jobs. Now, it’s been confirmed that branches in Ashton, Denton and Hyde will close, as well as nearby branches in Gorton, Oldham and Stockport. Branches in Droylsden […]
16th Apr A man suffered two fractures to the skull after he was attacked with a machete in Droylsden last night. The 24-year-old victim was parking his car on Lyme Grove, just before 11.45pm, when three men attacked him, armed with knives and a machete. The victim managed to escape and ran into a house on the […]
14th Apr Police have released CCTV footage after bungling raiders dropped cash as they fled from the scene of a robbery in Droylsden. The robbery happened just before 1pm on Saturday, March 17, when two men went into a travel agents on Queens Walk in the town and demanded cash from members of staff inside. Threatened, the […]
12th Apr It might not look it from the pictures, but as Steven Woodbridge set off for his first ever marathon in Manchester on Sunday, he was very nervous! Despite having only been running since June, the 27-year-old has set himself the task of competing in three marathons in just six weeks, all in memory of a […]
6th Apr After a record 2017, Droylsden-based company Manchester Metrology got 2018 off to a positive start after a networking event at the Etihad Stadium. The ‘Measure Anything’ event saw the stadium come alive with the industry’s leading Metrology companies such as Manchester Metrology, FARO, Optimax and Renishaw, all of whom bought their metrology, 3D scanning, FARO […]
6th Apr A Droylsden man is set to run three marathons in just six weeks in memory of a late Tameside teenager. Steven Woodbridge (pictured top) is running the Greater Manchester marathon this Sunday, followed by the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 22nd, and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon on May 20th. The 27-year-old is […]