From the Hollingworth Archives
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 […]
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 […]
16th Mar Drivers encouraged to avoid trans-Pennine roads, M62 and A628 from tonight Motorists are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys after Highways England issued a severe weather alert for snow. Snow has been forecast throughout the weekend and Highways England has issued an amber ‘be prepared’ alert for the North which will come […]
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, […]
4th Mar The A57 Snake Pass and Monks road – between Chunal & Charlesworth – will remain closed tonight due to the previous heavy snow, Derbyshire County Council states However, as the slow thaw continues and temperatures gradually increase, it is expected that the routes will be re-opened during the course of the day tomorrow. The council […]
3rd Mar Derbyshire County Council reports that all-out efforts to beat the ‘Beast form the East’ and Storm Emma and get the region’s road network fully operational again continues. Attempts to dig out snow-laden main roads in the High Peak with the help of farmer contractors has been ongoing with JCBs working to dig out the isolated […]
2nd Mar Conditions across Glossop and the High Peak remain challenging this morning with more roads closed and becoming impassable with the high winds from Storm Emma causing further problems after the heavy snow. The vast majority of Glossopdale’s schools have remained closed today. Derbyshire County Council said fallen trees have added to the difficulties on the […]