From the Hollingworth Archives
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2nd Feb A public meeting organised by High Peak Unite Community heard there was ‘no confidence’ that part-time firefighters would provide adequate cover for Glossop. Held in Glossop Labour Club, people heard Fire Brigade Union officers say current shift working patterns were particularly efficient. They said the 14 full-time staff lived on site and by working two […]
30th Jan Anything from flares to the latest  hi-fashion is likely to be on show at a dance in Glossop where the demand for tickets will be red hot. A group called ‘The Last Dance at Glossopdale School’ is marking the closure of the current twin-campus college with an ‘old style school disco.’ It is planned for […]
28th Jan The death has occurred of a man who helped raise considerable amounts of money for charities in Glossop and Tameside. David Slack was an active member of Glossop Freemasons and with other members of his lodge organised and supported many fundraisers for Reuben’s Retreat, St Christopher Trust, Willow Wood Hospice, the Scouts and many other […]
25th Jan “We need to talk and listen” – Macmillan is encouraging people to start more conversations about the emotional effects of cancer Macmillan Cancer Support is encouraging anyone affected by cancer in Glossop to talk more openly about the emotional effects and to seek the support they need. As part of Cancer Talk Week which runs until January 29, Macmillan wants […]
25th Jan Public feedback meetings to help decide the future of fire cover in Glossop are taking place over the next four days. Tomorrow (Friday), a Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service team will be in Norfolk Square in Glossop to answer questions on the three proposed options to change the way Glossop and Matlock stations are staffed. […]
9th Jan Two fire crews were called into action in Mottram this afternoon (9 January) after a van burst into flames on a narrow country lane. A van with an aerial work platform was on it’s way to repair streetlights when smoke began to escape from under the bonnet. One of the passengers got out to check […]
18th Dec Ruth George says she is “very pleased” by the proposals for a Trans-Pennine tunnel and will be pushing for a bypass to be built “as soon as possible”. Transport for the North published a report last Friday which outlined that a tunnel ‘several miles long’ will be built, which would help to bring an end […]
15th Dec The traffic nightmare for residents of Hollingworth and Tintwistle could soon be over after a report published by Transport for North today proposed a trans-Pennine tunnel road. A proposal by Stalybridge & Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds for a 20 mile tunnel was deemed too expensive, but a tunnel ‘several miles long’ will be built, although […]
11th Dec A revolutionary scheme to take trucks packed with freight off local roads and onto trains going under the Pennines is being proposed by a former engineer. Julian Newton, CEO of the Grand Northern Group Ltd, says the move would remove 150,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year from the atmosphere. He says it would also […]
24th Aug Pupils across the High Peak and Longdendale anxiously rolled through the doors of their schools on Thursday morning to discover the results of their new-style GCSE examinations. And most of the Year 11 pupils left with happy and smiley faces in what was another largely successful year for Glossopdale Community College, St Philip Howard Voluntary […]