From the Mossley & Saddleworth Archives
27th Apr Mossley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society promise a spine-tingling production as they bring the musical ‘Parade’ to the stage. The production tells the true story of the 1913 trial of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank, tried for a crime he did not commit. He was accused and convicted of raping and murdering a 13-year-old employee, […]
25th Apr Mossley is set to keep it’s green space after a ‘grassroots’ campaign succeeded. Thanks to the efforts of residents, Cosgrove Gardens, Greaves Street Community Orchard and a site at Stamford Road in the town have all been taken off an auction list. Tameside Council originally intended to sell the land after they said “residents expressed […]
25th Apr A nine-year-old girl from Mossley has beaten 50,000 other primary school children to win a place at the Grand Final of a popular language skills game. Cara Dote, of Micklehurst All Saints C of E Primary School, will compete in the live final of the Bananagrams Challenge at the world-famous Magic Circle in London on […]
23rd Apr The glittering Purple Ball of Hope fundraiser held to boost funds for research into pancreatic cancer raised exactly £7,000 on Saturday night. More than 150 people enjoyed the annual Purple Ball – the fourth of its kind held at The Village Hotel in Ashton. The event was established by local businesswoman Jan Lord, in memory […]
10th Apr There are just days left for those not eligible to vote to add themselves to the electoral register in time to have a say in the first elections for a Greater Manchester mayor. People will not be able to vote on Thursday, May 4, unless they have registered by Thursday, April 13.  Eight candidates have confirmed that […]
4th Apr An auction for the much loved community orchard at Greave Street and Cross Street in Mossley is being contested by local campaigners. The orchard is to go up for auction in three weeks, on April 25, and almost 800 opposing signatures from the community have already been signed. The orchard was created in 2015 when eight fruit […]
29th Mar Everyone’s favourite kooky family are coming to Hyde next week, courtesy of Hyde Musical Society. The Addams Family The Musical will be at Hyde Festival Theatre from Tuesday, April 4, each evening at 7.30pm, until next Saturday, April 8. There will also be a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm. Meet the whole Addams family […]
29th Mar Following moorland fires on Saturday around Indian Head above Dovestones reservoir, firefighters were called again to the same area to deal with further blazes two days later . As covered in the Tameside Reporter in an earlier article on the Saturday fire, children were reportedly seen leaving the scene and the fires are thought to […]
28th Mar Following the discovery of the body of Michael Leadbetter, 58, in Mossley on March 16, 2017, police are now anxious to locate Michael’s family. Michael lived in Queen Street, Mossley, but he originally came  from Hull on Humberside. He was found dead in the River Tame and is believed to have drowned, there are no […]
27th Mar Tameside Council has apologised after time stood still in the borough – even though it went forwards one hour everywhere else. With British Summer Time officially beginning at 1am on Sunday, everyone was informed to put their clocks forward one hour. But council bosses have had to say sorry after town hall clocks stayed stubbornly still. […]