From the Community Archives
20th Nov Contributions to Bare Necessities Food Bank hit an all-time high last month, with major combined Harvest contribution of £2,000 of food and cash coming from 20 organisations across Glossopdale.  Food bank chairman Cllr Godfrey Claff said: “Bare Necessities depends on the generosity of people across Glossopdale and yet again local schools and churches have stepped […]
20th Nov Staff at Glossop’s Shire Hill Hospital are holding a Christmas collection for the homeless and ‘less fortunate’.  The appeal is for clothing of all kinds: jumpers, coats, hats, gloves, in fact anything in good condition, to keep people warm. Also wanted are books and DVDs, again as long as they are in good condition – […]
16th Nov Glossop and Hadfield are getting ready to be switched on for Christmas.  Glossop starts the festivities with its annual seven hours-plus of festive fun in and around Norfolk Square on Saturday, November 25. Hadfield will then hold its popular Lantern Parade on Friday, December 1. The parade organisers are hoping for plenty of support for […]
16th Nov High Peak people who are elderly, disabled or lonely are to be supported by the Co-op Local Community Fund.  New Mills and District Volunteer Centre found out last week that it would benefit from the scheme at the town’s Co-op store on Church Road. Every time members shop at the Co-op, one per cent of what […]
14th Nov Do you have unwanted warm winter clothing that you no longer need?  Glossop Rotary Club will be in Norfolk Square between 10am and 4pm on Saturday (November 18) collecting warm clothing for the homeless – particularly hats, scarves, gloves, socks, jumpers, coats and trousers. The items will then be donated to charities across the area, […]
14th Nov Preparations are underway for Hadfield’s popular Lantern Parade, which takes place this year on Friday, December 1. Lantern-making workshops are on offer this weekend – Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November – at Hadfield Hall, on the junction of Railway Street and Station Road. They are running on both days between 10am and 3pm in […]
13th Nov Another successful clean-up, organised by Hadfield councillor Ed Kelly, attracted more than 20 helpers.  Congratulating the volunteers for hours of hard work, he said: “It was great to see the head teacher of Hadfield Infants, Bankswood TreeCare, Hadfield Heritage Trail, Hadfield Coming Together, Cllr Nick Longos, Hadfield Methodist Church and local mums and their children […]
10th Nov Glossop’s big countdown to Christmas has started already and market traders are leading the way.  The annual bumper Christmas market is from 9am to 7pm on Saturday, November 25. With more than 60 stalls – at least 30 in the market hall and the same number on the cobbles – there should be plenty of […]
9th Nov Three Glossop organisations have been given grants by a town centre business celebrating its diamond jubilee. Joe Barber’s Plumbers Merchants, on High Street West in Glossop, have been celebrating 60 years of bathroom excellence all year. In February they asked, through the Chronicle, for charity/local groups who felt they would benefit from sponsorship to outline […]
6th Nov Crossroads Derbyshire, formerly High Peak Women’s Aid, will be holding a Christmas Extravaganza for all the family this year.  It will take place on Thursday, December 7, from 7pm to 9pm at the Glossop Masonic Hall on Henry Street, off Norfolk Square. There will be a fun-packed evening of hands-on craft activities, make and taste […]