From the Dukinfield Archives
20th Jul Dukinfield councillor Brian Wild is looking to get to the bottom of a mystery surrounding an old sign that was recently left in his garden. Cllr Wild returned from a holiday with his partner to find the large cast-iron sign sat outside his house with no note and no clue as to where it came […]
19th Jul “Have a sangria on me!” That was Betfred owner Fred Done’s message this week to lucky winner Jordon Fawcett after the Manchester City fan scooped £2,000 to pay for his honeymoon. Jordon was one of only 19 people in the country to place a bet on Man United star Wayne Rooney returning to his first […]
15th Jul July 1 saw Longdendale High School become the first secondary school in Tameside to lead a newly formed multi-academy trust. The AspirePlus Educational Trust, led by Matthew Bowler, has formally opened with its lead school and the newly named Rayner Stephens High School as members. Rayner Stephens (formerly Astley Sports College) is in Dukinfield, whilst […]
15th Jul Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust held its Everyone Matters Awards 2017 at the Village Hotel in Ashton tonight. The awards event recognises the hard work and dedication of health care professionals who have all gone above and beyond to deliver the best health care to the community in the area. More than […]
12th Jul Tameside Youth Drama will be over the Rainbow when they take to the stage for their latest production. More than 50 youngsters will be treading the boards at Hyde Festival Theatre from tomorrow (Thursday) as they bring the musical The Wizard of Oz to life. The group for eight to 18 year olds have been […]
3rd Jul A family business from Dukinfield has done its bit towards the Manchester terror attack appeal by raising more than £1,000 through selling bee stickers. Rondar Signs Limited gave a cheque of £1,081 to the We Love Manchester emergency fund, supporting the 22 victims and all those affected by the horrific attack at the Manchester Arena […]
29th Jun   Tameside-based family-owned firm Bardsley Construction has started work on a second hotel for Spanish – American group AC Hotels by Marriot. The firm was awarded the contract worth 15 .5 million pounds, by Axcel Hospitality. The four-star hotel designed by Simpson Haugh and Partners is being constructed by Bardsley on a former car park […]
27th Jun Local residents, both young and old, took a trip down memory lane on Saturday, aboard a famous old bus. A genuine SHMD (Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley and Dukinfield) green bus arrived at Dukinfield Town Hall to take passengers on a ride around the town. The number 76, a 1956 Daimler, belongs to David Jones, who grew […]
27th Jun A man from Hyde has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list after almost thirty years of service to sport and the youth of Tameside. Norman Lee was a founding member of Dukinfield Youth Junior Football Club back in 1989. In his roles as Chairman, President and Youth Development Officer, Norman has guided the […]
22nd Jun The new £2m state-of-the-art Tameside’s Macmillan Unit has been officially opened at Tameside Hospital today, Thursday June 22nd. Health chiefs, civic dignitaries, local MPs, Macmillan fundraisers and supporters of the Tameside Macmillan Unit Appeal plus other invited guests attended a special plaque unveiling ceremony. They heard speeches of thanks and praise for the huge community and […]