From the Stalybridge Archives
20th Nov Two family members, linked by a Stalybridge hero from the First World War, met for the first time on Remembrance Sunday to honour him. Sergeant William Rhodes DCM died on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele, July 31st 1917. Back in July, on the 100th anniversary of his death, Sergeant Rhodes’ great-great nephew […]
13th Nov West Hill School pupils were presented with certificates by Deputy Principal of Tameside College, Teresa Farran, for their participation in the ‘Greenpower’ project during a celebration at the school. Twelve pupils from the Stalybridge school spent two days working with motor vehicle teachers from the college, building an electric powered go-kart to race at Aintree […]
12th Nov The sun shone on Stalybridge this morning as the town gathered to remember their war heroes. Hundreds of residents packed out Armentieres Square and lined the streets of the town centre to watch the annual parade. Expertly organised by the Stalybridge and Dukinfield branch of the Royal British Legion and marshalled by pupils from West […]
11th Nov Remembrance Sunday will have an extra poignancy this year making as it does the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchaendale. Also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, it has come to epitomise the true horror of the First World War with catastrophic casualties suffered on both sides as heavy rain turned the fighting […]
9th Nov There will be plenty going on to get you in the festive spirit at Stalybridge town centre’s Christmas lights switch-on this year.  The annual event is taking place in Armentieres Square on Saturday, November 18. The entertainment will begin at 1:30pm before the main show and celebrations take place between 5pm and 6pm, with former […]
8th Nov A Tameside veterinary practice is expanding with the opening of its third surgery following a £50,000 investment. Tameside Veterinary Clinic opens a new branch in Stalybridge on Monday November 13th, after taking over the lease of the former Yorkshire Bank building on Melbourne Street. The practice already has surgeries in Ashton and Hyde but increasing […]
8th Nov Two events are being held on Saturday to raise funds for a Stalybridge toddler with a life-limiting condition. Exactly one year ago today, three-year-old Florence Croce was diagnosed with a condition called Late Infantile Gangliosidosis, or GM1 for short. It’s a disorder that progressively destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal chord and so […]
5th Nov The Pride of Tameside Business Awards 2017 were back to showcase and reward the very best businesses across a whole range of sectors in the borough on Friday night. Winners in 20 categories were chosen plus a number of highly commended awards were presented during a glittering ceremony held at Dukinfield Town Hall and attended […]
31st Oct A teenager from Stalybridge put the first-aid skills he learnt with the Sea Cadets to good use at the scene of a car crash last week. Leading Cadet Jordan Connor was walking home from work on Friday October 27th when he saw a collision on Mottram Road. Having learnt first aid at Stockport Sea Cadets, […]
26th Oct Tameside’s oldest resident Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Morrison has celebrated her 106th birthday. Betty (pictured) was born in 1911 in Stockport where she grew up before moving to Stalybridge in 1982. During the 106 years of her life, she has lived through the reign of four monarchs, 25 prime ministers and of course, two world wars. In […]