From the Droylsden Archives
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19th Aug Tameside people are being encouraged to share their experiences of being stopped by police with the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner and help shape how police use the power. A new app allows people who have been stopped and searched by Greater Manchester Police to easily and anonymously submit their experience – good or bad […]
7th Aug The Tony Downes Memorial Match has been played. The fixture is held each year in the memory of Guardsman Tony Downes, who was tragically killed in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan in 2007, when he was just 20 years old. A Droylsden 11 faced Cray Wanderers at the Butcher’s Arms ground and ran out 1-0 winners. […]
5th Aug People power has pulled the plug on controversial plans for a huge electricity plant. A rising tide of public opinion against the proposal saw residents, councillors and local MPs joining forces to speak out against the plant plan. A petition set up against the plan for the former Droylsden Robertson’s Jam site, immediately attracted more […]
5th Aug Tameside’s new Sky High Adventure attraction at Active Medlock in Droylsden has opened its doors to the public. The climbing centre, developed by Active Tameside with the backing of Tameside Council, is the first Sky High Adventure to open in the North West. For full details visit
17th Jul The Greater Manchester Summer School Games proved to be as exceptional as ever. Almost 2,000 pupils from across Greater Manchester assembled at SportCity’s Regional Athletics Arena to take part in the competition. A number of Tameside schools competed on the day, including Fairfield High School for Girls, St Damien’s and Gee Cross Holy Trinity. Report […]
17th Jul Police are warning residents in Droylsden to be extra vigilant after a spate of burglaries in the town. Thieves have also been driving off in vehicles after stealing car keys from people’s homes. Homeowners are being urged to make sure they always keeps doors and windows locked and secure in the warmer weather.
9th Jun EVERY little monkey deserves a story and a cuddle – that’s why Book Trust wants Tameside’s parents and carers to take their youngsters to a Time for a Rhyme event during National Bookstart Week (June 8 to 14).   This year’s theme, Jungle Adventures, is based on Giles Andreae’s popular picture book “Rumble in the […]
28th May A project aimed at attracting more wildlife to a former landfill site has taken off thanks to a surprise donation from a local wood recycling company. Droylsden-based Hadfield Wood Recyclers kindly donated four sheets of plywood to the Friends of Sunny Bank Vale to help them in their efforts to regenerate the 39 acre area […]
24th Apr Terry Martin’s debut novel, Turtles on the Beach, has something for everyone with romance, politics, history and music all playing a part. Terry, from Droyslden, is finding the experience quite a surreal one, saying: “It’s a bit scary, I mean I’m so self-critical that I can’t bear to open it, but I have given a […]
13th Apr Droylsden parents Cheryl and Chris Langley are aiming to make the lives of people with food allergies a little easier with their new dietary app. They are developing Safe 2 Eat, an app that will let people with severe allergies know where and what is safe for them to eat when visiting restaurants. Chris and […]