From the Droylsden Archives
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26th Mar At long last, more than six months in fact, our reporter Max Wieland has decided to shave off his beard for charity. It comes after the Mayor of Tameside managed to persuade him to chop off his luscious ginger locks. All the money raised from the shave-off will help the following charities: Tameside4Good, The  Believe […]
23rd Mar Droylsden’s St John’s Band are hoping to attract new members to allow them to play on for years to come. St John’s are a passionate group, but are keen to attract younger people. Musical Director Peter Douthwaite, said: “Sadly there’s a lack of interest in brass bands within modern society nowadays and bands are finding […]
16th Mar A father-of-four given just months to live has married his fiancé thanks to help from a Tameside-based charity. Fifty-three-year-old Tony Worsley received the devastating news at the start of the year that his cancer was terminal. He was told he had only six to nine months left to live. The Droylsden dad contacted Gift of […]
16th Feb An animal education and welfare charity is appealing for help to find a new base. Wellington Boot School Projects regularly visits schools across the area, but is now desperately seeking a new home. Committee member Julie Shenton, from Droylsden, said the charity is unique in that it concentrates on education rather than simply rehoming animals. […]
13th Feb For a man that has received an MBE off the Queen, Alan Bradbury couldn’t be any more modest. As one of the founding members of Droylsden Juniors FC, Allan has experienced more than 50 years with a club that pulls at his heart strings. Before we started the interview, I was given a tour of […]
10th Feb ‘I really don’t know where I’d be right now without netball’ explained Rebecca Smith, who spared some time out of her busy schedule to offer me an insight into the sport that captured her heart at seven years old. 15 years have passed by since Rebecca first sampled the taste of what Netball has to […]
10th Feb A Droylsden salon is doing its bit for Tameside by opening a community salon named Community Cutz. It aims to work with disabled, disadvantaged and elderly groups and organisations in Tameside, by offering free haircuts and treatments every Wednesday. It opens tomorrow from 10am until 4pm. PICTURED: Official preview night. You can read more on […]
15th Jan A fast-flowing version of the beautiful game is set to take over Tameside thanks to the vision of a local football fanatic. Neil Lucas, who is the founder of Sala Soccer Schools Academy, has assigned himself the mission of bringing some Brazilian flair to the English sport. Having originated in South America during the 1930’s, […]
5th Jan Dave Pace and his hardy cohort of disciples were in dreamland just seven years ago, but a disastrous few years has seen the club tumble from the dizzy heights of the Conference national to the Evo-Stik First Division North. The rapid decline in Droylsden’s status was made all the more sour during their season in […]
1st Dec Tameside Sports Trust might live long in the memory for some people, but there’s a new title which has taken precedence of late and become somewhat popular amongst fitness enthusiasts across the borough. That name in question is ‘Active Tameside’; a not for profit registered charity designed to provide value for money services in all […]