From the Droylsden Archives
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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 […]
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 […]