From the Charlesworth Archives
12th Oct A part of Glossop and all of Charlesworth are gearing up for the snow – already! Glossop county councillors George and Jean Wharmby will carry on as ‘snow angels’ for their part of the town. While parish councillor Debbie Cooper will lead the Charlesworth scheme. The ‘angels’ are part of a Derbyshire County Council initiative […]
5th Oct A former employee of the world’s largest tobacco company, who groomed a young boy he abused in the 1970s by giving him free cigarettes, has been jailed for seven years. Pensioner Graham Saunders, 78, of Town Lane, Charlesworth, began preying on the youngster when the boy was approximately 11 or 12 years old. Saunders was […]
24th Aug Police are appealing for witnesses after two suspicious looking men leaving a house on Chapel Brow in Charlesworth last Thursday afternoon (August 17). Officers are keen to hear from anyone that may have seen a duo in dark clothing feeling the scene of the suspected burglary, via a car that was parked outside the house, […]
24th Jul Parishioners, school children and members of the Catholic community spent more than 380 hours making floral tributes. One of them was to a Glossop martyr who was executed because of his faith. They got together over six days to create the well dressing board at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Charlesworth’s Long Lane. […]
17th Jul A Charlesworth pensioner has been warned he will probably be jailed after abusing a young boy four decades ago – but not until he has undergone pending heart bypass surgery.  Graham Saunders was convicted at a London court but the judge put off sentencing for reports, to allow time for the operation and the pensioner […]
13th Jul Robbie Williams, Madonna, Elton John and other musical greats are giving visitors a warm welcome to Charlesworth. But they won’t be breaking into song. The village and neighbouring Chisworth are holding their latest scarecrow trail in the run-up to Saturday’s carnival and the ‘legends’ are all made of straw. The trail’s theme is music and a […]
9th Jul Trying to find out who owns a pot-holed piece of land in Charlesworth is proving something of a problem for the parish council. Members know the plot in front of the junior school on Town Lane once belonged to the Duke of Norfolk. But it seems he sold it along with most of his Glossopdale […]
14th Jun When passing through Charlesworth and Broadbottom at the moment, you may come across some odd-looking figures. That’s because the Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival’s annual Scarecrow Competition is in full swing! And residents are being encouraged to make their own scarecrow and place them in prominent positions in gardens around both villages. The theme this year […]
31st May Horse riders putting people at risk on a popular bridleway are being asked to slow down. The plea comes after Charlesworth parish councillors received complaints from other people using the Gamesley to Broadbottom trail. Vicky Winfield told the latest council meeting: “People have told me horses are galloping at them. “Several people have complained to […]
26th May Charlesworth Parish Council say the temporary closure of the village post office is hitting the community. Cllr. Debbie Cooper said Charlesworth needed a post office and asked if temporary arrangements to drop off parcels could be introduced. Cllr. Vicky Winfield said the closure was leaving villagers feeling isolated. She said: “The post office is a […]