From the Mossley & Saddleworth Archives
19th Sep A Saddleworth group is offering free weekly meditation to give their community time and space to relax. Ashram in the Attic runs in partnership with Reclamation Room using the space upstairs to put on various workshops and classes. One of the organisers, Simon Hodgson, said: “Emma, the proprietor of the café, wanted to do something […]
18th Sep A woman from Saddleworth is making a stand against ‘Period Poverty’ by donating red Boxes full of desperately needed sanitary products to schools. Period Poverty is a rising issue up and down the country, where children as young as ten are having to stay home on their cycle – all because menstrual items are an […]
12th Sep Delph Horticultural and Craft Society hosted their 90th annual show this weekend at the Methodist Hall in the village. Chairman of the Society, Gilbert Symes, said: “Last year was a new beginning for the show. It had previously been held in the old Liberal Reform Club which later became the Delph Club. It was thought […]
3rd Sep One Saddleworth pup and his family saw the whole community, including Oldham Mountain Rescue Team, rally around to help after he got injured on a walk this weekend. Owner Louise Barker, from Greenfield, was out for a walk with Cockapoo Digby as well as her partner, three kids and a friend’s dog. She said: “We […]
30th Aug The community turned out in force to celebrate this year’s Saddleworth Rushcart Festival. Organised by the Saddleworth Morris Men, the tradition dates back to the 1800s, and involves gathering rushes for church floors. Every village or hamlet would build a Rushcart and each would try to out-do the neighbouring village by building a bigger or […]
17th Aug Yanks were back in Saddleworth this weekend, with people from all over the country coming along to join in the fun. The annual event was first staged 17 years ago, to celebrate the film “Yanks” which filmed in Dobcross and the Saddleworth area as well as Stalybridge, Oldham, Stockport and Hyde. The film, released in […]
1st Aug Saddleworth residents and guests turned out in the pouring rain to show their pride for Yorkshire Day. The event, that took place in Uppermill, was partly moved inside due to the inclement weather but stalls and fun were still to be had both in the Saddleworth Museum and in the park. Staying put, however, was […]
27th Jul A group of parents led by James Sheard of Saddleworth Runners have joined forces with parkrun, a national running initiative, to start Uppermill junior parkrun. junior parkrun is a free weekly 2km timed run for children aged 4-14 years. It is a shorter version of the very popular Saturday 5km parkrun events which take place […]
27th Jul A Saddleworth based animal rescue is looking forward to a new home allowing them to take in a wider range of animals. Birds of a Feather, run by Robert Dawson, 21, has been open under that name since 2014, but Robert has actually been rescuing animals since he was 11-years-old. He said: “I rescued a […]
5th Jul This year’s Saddleworth Summer Show went down a success and included Wellifest, their first music festival which kicked off the show. Wellifest included a mix of local bands and tribute acts, Lionel Richie, Britney Spears and Boy George. Local bands included A Band Called Jack, Ok Broken and Blackballed. The festival brought in around 350 […]