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From the Dukinfield Archives
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15th Apr One of Dukinfield’s oldest barber shops is celebrating 40 years of business behind the comb. Graham’s Barbers opened in 1975 after Graham Evans, 67, left his hometown of Ashton to open up shop in Dukinfield. It is the oldest surviving barber shop on King Street and has outlived two banks and countless other businesses after […]
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 Plans to build two four bedroomed detached houses on a controversial site at Hill Mount in Dukinfield have been refused. The decision was made at the latest Tameside Council Speakers Panel meeting despite a recommendation to approve the plan, made by council planning officers. Local residents attended the meeting which has a long history of […]
13th Feb The Dukinfield Marlins success story continued last week, with one talented member concluding another fruitful chapter. Recent developments around the pool have seen a whole host of swimmers collecting personal bests at the Stockport Metro Mini Meet, but attentions recently turned to one member who took the plunge in a number of events and emerged […]
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 […]
28th Jan Dukinfield Marlins Swimming club travelled to Stockport recently in a bid to bring home the gold. The swimming event, dubbed ‘the Stockport Metro mini Meet’ gave rise to some spectacular solo performances, with no less than 10 marlins members returning home with personal bests. Amelia Morton and Cillian Mulchay excelled in their own respected swims, […]
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, […]
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 […]
21st Nov Dukinfield Marlins swimming club have been splashing to success recently with ten year old Patrick Braddock becoming the latest member to take centre stage. Representing Central Lancashire Swimming association, the budding talent emerged from the pool in victorious having achieved no less than three personal bests across the two day event. His selection for the […]
25th Sep The mother of a young girl who lost part of her ear in a vicious dog attack has spoken out about irresponsible pet owners. Six-year-old Katie Blagden was left in hospital for almost a week and has scars that will now need plastic surgery following the horror attack. Now her mum Melanie says dog owners […]