From the Mossley & Saddleworth Archives
22nd Dec Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man died following an altercation in Uppermill last night. Officers were called to High Street shortly after 11.30pm to reports that a man had collapsed with head injuries. Emergency services attended and administered first aid to the man before he was rushed to hospital, where he sadly […]
16th Nov Controversial proposals to build a £3.5m link road and 265 homes on protected open land have been refused in a shock decision by planning chiefs. At a heated meeting attended by more than 100 objectors, Oldham’s planning committee considered for two hours whether to support plans for a new road and housing estate on green […]
24th Oct An objector to a new housing plan wanted the developer to build a ‘micro’ hydroelectric power plant in an old culvert to generate electricity for a village. The innovative vision for Diggle, in the district of Saddleworth, was outlined at a meeting of Oldham’s planning committee. Members were discussing a proposal to demolish an industrial […]
19th Oct Uppermill FC are starting a Walking Football Team for people aged 60 and over. Walking Football is a variant of association football aimed at keeping people over 50 involved in the sport if they struggle to play the traditional game due to health or lack of mobility. It can be played indoors or outdoors and […]
19th Oct DO YOU WANT YOUR COMPANY TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL OLDHAM COUNCIL SUPPLIER? Companies from across the borough and beyond are being invited to a special event designed to find new suppliers for Oldham Council. The information and networking event, at Chadderton Town Hall on October 23, will give companies a chance to meet buyers from […]
16th Oct Christmas has come early to Dr Kershaw’s Hospice by way of the team at Saddleworth Round Table. The community spirited group have given Dr Kershaw’s Hospice supporters the opportunity to raise money for the care of patients at the Royton Hospice by gifting 50 places on their December Santa Dash. A spokesperson from Saddleworth Roundtable […]
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 […]