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From the Mossley & Saddleworth Archives
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3rd Jun Two lifelong friends attended the Queen’s first Garden Party of 2015 after being recognised for the community work they do in Mossley. Irene Raddings and Marie Milne were delighted to be invited to London as the Queen threw open the doors of Buckingham Palace for the first of this summer’s garden parties. Thousands of guests poured into […]
3rd Jun Thousands braved wet and windy weather as this year’s Whit Friday Brass Band contest struck up another winning tune in Tameside –  and a record breaker. For while the annual tradition regularly attracts bands from across the country and Europe, it is believed to be the very first time a band from Australia has taken […]
11th Apr A new group is continuing to appeal to young members of the community who want to bring the rhythms of Africa, Brazil and the Caribbean to Tameside. The Vale Music Ensemble is a brand new music-making venture for 11 to 18-year-olds, featuring steel pans and Afro-Brazilian percussion alongside guitar, bass and drums. Vocalists, brass 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 […]
13th Mar Mossley are celebrating after scooping the Evo-Stik First Division North Club of the Month for February. The award was presented to the Lilywhites before the 1-0 defeat against Bamber Bridge on Tuesday night (3rd) Since the 26th December, a string of impressive results have transpired, which has seen the club go 12 games unbeaten. January […]
11th Feb Tameside Council Deputy Leader John Taylor says his Facebook account was hacked after messages he allegedly made to a Mossley group came under fire. Mossley campaigners have called for an investigation after comments allegedly made by the councillor were placed on the Save Mossley Market Ground Facebook page. The group was formed after it was […]
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 […]
5th Jan Since Peter Band joined Mossley in January 2012, his side have competed in the Evo-Stik First Division North and enjoyed some much needed cup glory. Band joined Steve Halford three years ago as a player-assistant manager and endured a fantastic second half to the Lilywhites season. The Seel Park outfit competed at the top end […]
2nd Jan Paul McKechnie might be an avid Manchester United fan, but there’s only one club that truly pulls at his heartstrings. Having taking a break from coaching Mossley Juniors in 2012, Paul returned to save the club a year later and has found his efforts rewarded ever since. The 45 year old father of three prides […]
19th Dec   Detectives investigating a robbery in Mossley have released the efit of the suspect. It happened at about 4.45pm on Wednesday 3 December, when a woman went to a cash machine at The Post Office on Manchester Road and withdrew £200. She crossed the road and while in the middle of the road a man […]