From the Stalybridge Archives
19th Apr A personal trainer at a Stalybridge gym took on a marathon effort to raise hundreds of pounds for charity last week. Ben Moorhouse rowed 26 miles, or 42,195m, on a rowing machine at the gym, to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Ben’s father, Dale, suffers from a strain of the neurodegenerative disorder, […]
17th Apr Lloyds Banking Group is to close its branch in Stalybridge later this year. As part of 49 branch closures across the UK, affecting 305 jobs across the business, the branch on Melbourne Street on September 18th. It’s a further blow to the town and Melbourne Street in particular, which has lost big high-street names such […]
12th Apr Ashton Train Station will be closed for more than two weeks, starting this Saturday, while works take place to improve the line between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge. As part of the Great North Rail Project, the signal box, signal sections and part of the track will be worked on April 14th to Sunday, April 29th. […]
9th Apr Friday, March 30, marked the grand opening of Cancer Warriors’ first ever permanent drop-in Information and Support Centre. The centre is located at Melbourne Street, Stalybridge. This is a dream and vision the chair and founder Derrick John Evans thought he would never see come true, having fought his own battles with cancer since 2007. […]
4th Apr A Stalybridge Primary School Bursar has avoided jail despite using £14,000 worth of school money to help fund her partners drug habit. Nicola Turnbull, 47, of Denton used funds from Wildbank Community School to purchase phones and tablets which se would then sell on. During her trial at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester, it […]
26th Mar A martial arts club that lost everything in the Ray Mill fire now faces the daunting prospect of starting again from scratch. Dragons Martial Arts Centre only moved to Stalybridge in November after their previous home in Guide Bridge was sold from under them. Owner Arthur Sheldon has since spent thousands of pounds renovating the […]
26th Mar A Mossley-based charity is appealing to the public’s help after more than 15 years worth of work, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, was destroyed in the Ray Mill fire over the weekend. Global Grooves is one of the UK’s leading Carnival arts organisations, bringing inspirational carnival practice from around the world into communities across […]
26th Mar Almost £4,500 has been raised for a local dance and cheerleading group that has been devastated by the Ray Mill fire. The successful TCA Tycoons were in Nottingham on Saturday for the ICC British Open, and had just won a bid to compete in America, when news of the fire broke. Members of TCA were […]
18th Mar The demolition of Ray Mill is expected to take place today after the Stalybridge landmark was destroyed by fire over the weekend. More than fifty firefighters worked throughout Saturday and Sunday night, and into Monday to tackle the blaze after receiving the call at 11.43pm on Saturday (March 28th). Flames engulfed five stories of the mill […]
15th Mar Stalybridge Carnival has been ‘saved’ as a community event and will go ahead this year as planned. A new committee has been created to organise the hugely popular parade and festival. The news was officially revealed at the latest Stalybridge Town Council meeting and comes after the sad death of Nigel Hobson at the end […]