From the Stalybridge Archives
8th Nov A special exhibition is now open to the public at the People’s Gallery in Stalybridge, with the works of Manchester artist and former soldier, David De Souza, on show. David served as a private in the 23 Pioneer Regiment before training as an engineer. After several tours in Northern Ireland and two tours of Bosnia […]
6th Nov A local mum has spoken of her hope that there may one day be a cure to her daughter’s degenerative condition. Jenny Croce’s daughter, Florence, suffers from Late Infantile Gangliosidosis – or GM1 – a disorder that progressively destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal chord. Since her diagnosis almost two years ago, Jenny […]
1st Nov Five more men have been charged with murder and attempted murder after a shooting in Ashton in June. 31-year-old Luke Paul Graham was shot on Birch Street on Wednesday June 13th. Sadly, he later died in hospital from his injuries. Another man in his 20s presented himself at hospital later that day with a gunshot […]
25th Oct A local carnival arts organisation has risen like a phoenix from the ashes after a catastrophic mill fire destroyed 15 years’ worth of work. Global Grooves lost hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of giant puppets and hand-printed costumes when their storage warehouse at Ray Mill in Stalybridge burned to the ground in March. But now […]
17th Oct A poignant parade of silent soldiers will lead eleven days on remembrance events across Tameside next month. To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War, the silent solider silhouettes will stand on look out on the bridge at Portland Basin in Ashton on November 1st. They will then be […]
15th Oct Dr Kailash Chand OBE (pictured) Chair Healthwatch Tameside and former deputy chair of the BMA Council urges everyone to play their part in helping to avoid another ‘winter crisis’ in the NHS as the colder weather looms large…   With the winter approaching, health professionals delivering care in Tameside and Glossop will understandably be nervous about […]
15th Oct The first round of Tameside Council’s new strategic neighbourhood forums start this week. There are four neighbourhood forums – north, south, east and west – and they have been designed to correspond with the corresponding health and police bodies. They’ve replaced the short-lived town councils. North covers Ashton; South is Hyde and Longdendale; East covers […]
12th Oct School children in Stalybridge have made a tree-mendous tribute to the fire fighters who tackled the summer moorland blazes. Pupils at Millbrook Primary – one of the main schools affected by the fire – have planted a plum tree in honour of all the fire fighters who attended the incident. The fire raged across the […]
24th Sep Huddersfield Road in Stalybridge is the most complained about road in Tameside when it comes to potholes. Figures published in an annual research piece by the Federation of Small Businesses has revealed the number of complaints recorded concerning potholes for the year 2017/18, as well as the number of legal claims made for damage to […]
20th Sep A nurse from Stalybridge is enjoying a sudden career change after opening a tearoom in Droylsden… on a narrowboat! Maria Smart (pictured above with her son, Philip) has opened the Safari Narrowboat Tearoom on Droylsden Marina, with her partner, Lee, a retired fire fighter. The couple already owned a 40ft narrowboat, which they use for […]