Those hazy, lazy, crazy days of Summershade! When Grasscroft was visitor destination

SADDLEWORTH has in the past provided many attractions to bring visitors to the area but sadly all have gone, writes Peter Fox. One of these…

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Saddleworth past meets Saddleworth present in new book

A NEW book comparing Saddleworth’s past with its present-day incarnation has been released in time for Christmas. This photographic volume has been compiled with attention…

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Uppermill-born scientist and his work to be recognised with plaque at Museum

A CAMPAIGN to recognise the ground-breaking work of an Uppermill-born physicist is nearing a successful conclusion. A permanent reminder of the pioneering achievements of Albert…

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They took the plunge: Saddleworth’s history of open water swimming

THE Independent’s exclusive story in our January 2021 paper revealing the aims of outdoor swimming enthusiasts Katy Boulton and Erica Ryan to open Saddleworth’s first…

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Station to station – A brief (and slightly irreverent) history of Delph Station

By John Kirkbride IN the mid-1960s when my family and I first moved to Saddleworth (or in my mother’s case back to Saddleworth), I remember…

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Barber’s unique wallpaper embraces history

Alexander Nicholas barber shop in Uppermill is turning heads thanks to its unique wallpaper design.Business owner Debra Milovanovic embraced the heritage of the modest establishment…

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