From the Hollingworth Archives
13th Sep Ruth George has been given assurances from the Roads Minister that work on the Mottram Bypass and Glossop Spur will begin in two years time. High Peak’s MP is promising to keep the pressure on to make sure that the start date – September 2020 – is not put back. Ruth is stressing she will […]
12th Jul Students at two schools dressed the part as they celebrated their Prom nights in style. The classes of 2018 said a fond farewell at both Longdendale High School and Rayner Stephens High School – both part of the Aspire Plus Educational Trust. Students celebrated their Prom events on successive evenings. The days started with an […]
28th Jun BATTLING THE BLAZE: Firefighting teams use beaters to extinguish the flames. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has thanked people for supporting its firefighters tackling the moorland blazes. The service says it has received a number of cash donations which will go to the Firefighters  Charity and a charity chosen by one of the partner organisations  […]
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 […]
24th May Our Macmillan ‘Bring A Pound Day’ campaign has been going on all day today – and at the close of play at 5pm we have collected exactly £2,401 – with the promise of more to come. Last year our ‘Bring A Pound Day’ for the charity raised thousands of pounds for the Tameside Macmillan Unit […]
7th May Glossopdale Foodbank is busier than ever as more and more people turn to it for help. The hunger shows no sign of easing as locals struggle to make ends meet. In the first three months of this year, the foodbank put food on the table for approximately 142 Glossopdale families with 173 children benefitting. A […]
30th Apr The Friends of Hollingworth group has received £26,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its village-wide ‘Lest We Forget’ project. The project will focus on the complete renovation and re-dedication of the War Memorial on Mottram Moor as well as a variety of community-led heritage activities to commemorate and remember the fallen soldiers of the […]
12th Apr The cast of Tintwistle Primary School’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ set off to stage the Shakespearean classic. But the village children’s version wasn’t being played out in a theatre. It was in a muddy, wooded area close to the South Close school, hence the wellies and waterproofs. The pupils took part in a national event […]
12th Apr A Glossop mum is running in the Virgin Money London Marathon for Diabetes UK in memory of her cousin who took his own life. Nicole Dimmock, 33, whose cousin Mark passed away in December 2016, is taking on the gruelling 26-mile challenge on Sunday, April 22, to raise awareness of how diabetes affects emotional wellbeing. Mark […]
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 […]