From the Droylsden Archives
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13th Oct Sixty-thousand protesters descended on Manchester City Centre on Sunday for a huge anti-austerity demonstration, organised by the TUC, to coincide with the Tory Party Conference being held in the city. People gathered represented a variety of groups including steel workers from Redcarr, numerous trade unions, Jews for Palestine, anarchists, and the hacktivist group Anonymous. The […]
13th Oct Members of Droylsden Amateur Boxing Club have been punching the air in delight recently following a string of knockout results. Under the guidance of head coach Ian Harrison, the club has nurtured many talented boxers, including Kane Gardner, Brad Ireland and Jay Cornforth – the latter of which recently became the North West region senior […]
12th Oct Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s new headquarters, Guardsman Tony Downes House, was officially opened on Saturday by Cllr Kieran Quinn, executive leader of Tameside Council and the fund’s chair. The Manchester Road, Droylsden, building has been named in honour of the local lad who died in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2007 while serving with the 1st […]
7th Oct Coffee mornings were the order of Friday with numerous groups, organisations, businesses and schools all raising a cuppa and funds for Macmillan nurses. At Copley Academy pupils joined forces with Active Copley to serve up cuppas for a donation. While the Mayor of Tameside Cllr Vincent Ricci called in at Marks and Spencers at Denton’s […]
6th Oct Droylsden’s HARRY WILLIAMS reports on heading to the United States as a sports coach at a unique sports camp for some remarkable young people… Du Quoin, Illinois, USA, is a small town just seven miles long, five hours south of Chicago with a population of just 6,000 people. Enclosed it may be; normal it sure […]
30th Sep Are you brave enough to enter our competition of HORROR? Click on the picture below for details:
17th Sep   On the front pages: Read about the Tameside Army Cadet who is raising funds to help refugees. WIN Moscow State Circus tickets. And find out why Glossop’s famous chimney may soon be a landmark of the past! These editions, as always, are packed full with all the latest, LOCAL news and sport.
9th Sep Tameside Council has been preaching the benefits of recycling – literally – as Bin Swap rolled out across the borough this week. For the council’s information roadshows even took to the pulpit of one local church on Sunday. Ian Saxon, Assistant Executive Director at Tameside Council, was at St John’s Church in Dukinfield to guide […]
7th Sep The Civic Mayor and Mayoress of Tameside Cllr Vincent Ricci and Julie Ricci were special guests at Droylsden’s Sunnyside Care Centre in Droylsden recently. They were delighted to be able to attend the 100th birthday celebrations of resident Edith Fisher at the care home. Edith was surrounded by flowers, presents and cards and enjoyed a […]
27th Aug “MY KITCHEN IS A MESS AND I NEED YOUR HELP TO TIDY IT!” WHAT WOMAN TOLD 999 CALL HANDLER A North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) emergency call handler is urging the public to think before they dial 999 over this summer bank holiday after a woman asked paramedics to help tidy her kitchen.  Other inappropriate cases revealed […]