From the Mossley & Saddleworth Archives
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23rd Sep The Mossley Scarecrow Festival returned at the weekend with the whole town turning up to show their support – with the overall winner a bridge too far! This year saw the competition open up to Mossleychurches, schools and local businesses, with the theme of thecontest focusing on ‘Musicals.’ Coming out on top in the Business […]
21st Aug Students are celebrating across Tameside and Glossopdale as GCSE results were revealed today. It’s after the national average of A* to C grades increased by nearly one per cent despite this year marking the first time students had sat exams since the Governments controversial GCSE reforms. In Tameside the biggest focus came early this morning […]
20th Aug World War One hero Ernest Sykes was remembered at a unique and special ceremony last week.   A plaque was unveiled in memory of the railway man who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery in action in 1917. A sizeable crowd gathered at Mossley train station last Monday (11) morning to commemorate the hero. […]
7th Aug Communities across Tameside joined together on Monday evening in an act of remembrance to mark the very hour war was declared between Great Britain and Germany exactly 100 years ago. While many paid their respects in their own way, lighting a candle at home, others joined services which took place throughout the borough. – Reports […]
20th Jul If rescuing lost and hurt ramblers wasn’t enough, Oldham Mountain Rescue Team is now saving Muppets! The unusual rescue took place after Walter the Muppet became lost at the rescue team’s open day in Uppermill to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The doll belonged to three-year-old Faye Driffield who attends St George’s Church in Mossley. Faye […]
17th Jul  The battle to save Mossley Market exploded into the heart of Tameside as hundreds of people voiced their anger on the steps of Ashton Town Hall. The stunt came amid fears that the Mossley site will be sold off by Tameside Council to make way for a superstore. More than 150 angry Mossley residents descended […]
29th Jun The crowds turned out to celebrate the crowning of St George’s new Church Rose Queen on Saturday. Hannah Kippax, 13, was crowned in an entertaining ceremony in the parish church by her grandma Doris Williamson in front of a congregation which included visiting queens from around Tameside and Oldham and also the Mayoress of Mossley […]
4th Jun The man who crashed his car into a wall on Monday has passed away. The man, in his sixties, was driving along Manchester Road around 9am when he left the carriageway and collided with a wall. The man was airlifted to hospital. Police have yet to release the identity of the man.
4th Jun Mossley’s Town Team had a blooming great day when they planted flowers around the town. The busy folk set about planting around the market place in Top Mossley and also down by the railway station on Manchester Road. The team aim to improve the living, working, retail and entertainment environment around the town. Lesley Bill […]
3rd Jun A sixty year old man was airlifted to hospital yesterday after crashing his car in Mossley. The man was driving a white Vauxhall insignia along Manchester Road at around 9am when it left the carriageway and collided with a wall. Police and paramedics attended the scene along with the air ambulance who took the man […]