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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Saddleworth Museum calls on community support to help secure future

SADDLEWORTH Museum is continuing to serve the community, despite its doors having been closed for almost 12 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. And the…

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Saddleworth Museum invites community to join lottery draw and shop online to raise vital funds

Saddleworth Museum is encouraging the community to get involved with its 200+ Club monthly lottery draw or spend at their online shop to help raise…

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Winter exhibition goes online to share stunning work from Saddleworth Group of Artists

AN EYE-CATCHING exhibition is available to view online featuring stunning work from local artists of scenes and sights both home and abroad. The Winter Exhibition…

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Photographer Michael shines light on Saddleworth’s stunning landscape

WHILE regular exercise is encouraged during lockdown accessing Saddleworth’s stunning scenery may not be as straightforward as usual. So, a new book could be just…

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Diggle: a brief history (including the wheel)

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…

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By Royal appointment-Roger’s old car and former Museum exhibit to be auctioned

A VEHICLE from a bygone era, once driven by one of Saddleworth’s best known figures, goes under the hammer on Saturday. And the AC 12…

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