By John Kirkbride The old days LIKE the rest of Saddleworth, Grotton was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire until 1972 when the Government…View More Grotton: a brief history (featuring a tunnel, a big pub and a lido)
By John Kirkbride The brief history bit UNLIKE some other villages in Saddleworth, Diggle doesn’t really have a clearly defined village square, though that doesn’t…View More Diggle: a brief history (including the wheel)
By John Kirkbride THE attractive (if hilly) village of Dobcross has for many years been a popular destination for visitors to Saddleworth and is a…View More Dobcross: a brief history and love story
John Kirkbride takes a brief (and slightly personal) look at the road built between the Roman forts of Manchester and Castleshaw in AD 79 –…View More Don’t get the hump – it’s a Roman road
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…View More Barber’s unique wallpaper embraces history
Words by John Kirkbride THE tragic death of a servant girl at Highmoor in Scouthead more than 100 years ago has been touched on previously…View More Sad tale of a death at Highmoor
BRITISH multi-media artist Seamus Killick’s first solo exhibition opens at the Weavers Factory in Uppermill on Saturday, May 6 and it is set to ruffle…View More Dark side of Saddleworth explored in provoking new exhibition
EVER wondered how Saddleworth got its name? A new book, written by a former teacher from a family with strong local roots, provides one possible…View More What’s in a name? Do we live in Shawdaleworth?