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From the Dinting Archives
6th Dec The Glossop community is rallying around Oakwood regular Carl Marshal to get him back to his beloved family home this Christmas. The pub was filled with people attending a fundraising event on Monday night to offer their support, services and even volunteer their time to Carl’s cause. The huge response came after The Oakwood team […]
3rd Dec A child’s cuddly toy left at the water’s edge led police to the discovery of a five-year-old boy and his mother in the icy waters of a reservoir, an inquest heard. Social worker Emma Sillett and her son Jenson Spellman had been missing from home for two days when police frogmen recovered their bodies from […]
29th Nov Please note: The time printed in this week’s Glossop Chronicle is incorrect. The correct details are as follows: Jenson Alexander Spellman of Brookfield, Glossop, passed away tragically on the 22nd November 2018 aged five years. Jenson was the beloved son of John and Emma. He leaves his very loving family and so many friends. A […]
27th Nov The headteacher of a five-year-old whose body was retrieved from Valehouse Reservoir has said he was “the perfect child to have in class.” Jenson Spellman and his mother, Emma Sillett were formally identified yesterday as the two bodies found at the reservoir in Tintwistle by police, having been reported missing from Dinting, Glossop on Tuesday […]
21st Sep Northern has announced more rail strikes that will affect services to Manchester throughout October. The RMT previously stated that they had planned six consecutive Saturdays throughout September, but announced today that the 6th, 13th and 20th of October will also see a reduced timetable. Northern said: “They expect to run around 30% of usual services […]
28th Jun Some of the health chiefs responsible for Glossopdale’s care have been invited to a public ‘speak your mind’ meeting. With the recent closure of Shire Hill Hospital still raw with many people, there could be plenty of plain speaking. High Peak MP Ruth George has organised the meeting to celebrate 70 years of the NHS […]
22nd Mar The ‘mini’ Beast From The East blasted back over the weekend causing almost as much chaos as its big brother. Blizzards which blew in on Saturday night closed both trans-Pennine passes and country roads as strong winds whipped snow into drifts. Drivers were trapped in vehicles on the Snake Pass and Monks Road with police […]
17th Mar Heavy snow has closed the A57 Snake Pass and motorists are advised to be prepared before setting out on journeys after Highways England issued a further severe weather alert for snow this evening. Drivers are being advised to avoid trans-Pennine roads, including the M62 (junctions 21 to 25), A628 and A66, if at all possible […]
15th Mar Romiley Operatic Society’s production of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ is proving a sure fire hit at The Plaza Theatre, Stockport. Irving Berlin’s musical is a fantastic toe tapper about the famous, gun slinging showgirl ‘Annie Oakley’. The society’s production has been receiving rapturous applause as they belt out popular musical numbers such as ‘There’s No […]
15th Mar With the consultation on plans for the Mottram bypass closing on March 25 there’s still time for residents to make their voice heard about how traffic affects their lives. That’s the message from Longdendale councillors Janet Cooper, Gill Peet and Chris Buglass. They say the current bypass proposal is not the end of the story, […]