Bill tackles age barrier and still plays football at 70

LOCKDOWN has presented challenges for Bill Dean, Saddleworth 3Ds oldest player. The 70-year-old from Dobcross, who pre-Covid still played weekly for the veterans, admitted being…

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Tributes made to ‘gentle gentleman’ Colin Smith, arts supporter and local government stalwart

“A MAN who knew everything but always made you feel you knew more” is one of the multiple tributes to Dobcross resident Colin Smith OBE,…

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Dobcross school to remain closed after holidays as teachers back Union safety advice

HOLY Trinity C of E School, Dobcross has confirmed it will only open to educate key worker and vulnerable children tomorrow (Monday, January 4) –…

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Shuttle service! Dobcross Looms have place in the sun with weaver Paul

A RELIC from Saddleworth’s textile manufacturing past is still weaving high quality cloth more than a century after it was built in Diggle. A 115-year-old…

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