From the Mossley & Saddleworth Archives
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 […]
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 […]