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From the Stalybridge Archives
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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 […]
20th Sep A man from Stalybridge has raised over £10,000 to help get disabled riders back on motorbikes. Phil Morris, 55, joined the NABD – the National Association for Bikers with a Disability – three years ago, and now fundraises up and down the country as the group’s “National Stall Manager.” The charity was first set up […]
19th Sep Thousands of pounds have been raised for a local motocross rider who suffered life-changing injuries at an event in Buxton earlier this month. 29-year-old Sean Vose, from Stalybridge, was taking part in the Longnor Grass Races on September 6th when he came off his bike at high speed and landed in a ditch at the […]
13th Sep The old saying goes “write what you know” – and one local author is doing just that. Although he was not brought up with so much of the drama that goes on in his works, Stalybridge-native Barry Sullivan has reimagined historical Tameside in his newest book. Barry, who now lives in Mossley, has just released […]
13th Sep Stalybridge is set to celebrate the 100th anniversary of some women in the UK winning the right to vote with a day of music, theatre, film, song and exhibitions. It will all be taking place on Sunday in Stalybridge Civic Hall between 11am and 3pm. You can join the suffrage protest with a family-friendly roving […]
5th Sep A “prolific”burglar from Stalybridge has been jailed for six years after pleading guilty at Minshull Street Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 4 September). Stephen Fraser, 26, of Wasdale Terrace, Stalybridge pleaded guilty at Minshull Street Crown Court to five burglaries, one attempt burglary, and an aggravated vehicle taking. In addition to being sentenced to six years in […]
23rd Aug Stalybridge’s traffic nightmare is to come to and end earlier than expected. Electricity North West have confirmed that Stamford Street will re-open tomorrow night (Friday) and their engineers will complete work in the area ahead of schedule. Stamford Street has been closed since the start of August as part of a £3m project to upgrade […]
13th Aug After a difficult year so far, there was an air of celebration at Oldham Mountain Rescue Team’s headquarters last week, when not one but two awards were presented. The team have already done over 50 jobs, which is unprecedented for this time of year. Within that, they helped with two major incidents; the Beast from […]