From the Mottram Archives
13th Nov Gordon Dixon is building quite a collection of birthday greetings from the Queen – and another was popped through the letter box of his Mottram home last week.  Born and brought up in Mossley, Gordon was 102 years old on Tuesday. “My grand-daughter threw a party,” he said. “I really enjoyed it.” Gordon has lived […]
4th Nov High Peak MP Ruth George has welcomed news that the long awaited Mottram Moor bypass has finally been given a start date. Highways England has chosen its preferred option for a new link road linking the M67 and the A57 at Mottram Moor, as part of its wider £170m Trans-Pennine route upgrade programme, with construction […]
3rd Nov Highways England has chosen its preferred option for a new link road linking the M67 and the A57 at Mottram Moor.  It’s part of its wider £170m Trans-Pennine route upgrade programme, with construction set to start in 2020. There had been two proposed options for new roads in the area between Hattersley and Hadfield: Option […]
16th Oct Reuben’s Retreat have chosen a very aquatic theme for their Prince and Princess Party this year.  Reminscent of the Disney classic ‘The Little Mermaid’, the theme of their annual Christmas event is ‘Under the Sea’ and it is, of course, fancy dress, so there promises to be sea creatures aplenty! All the fun is happening […]
21st Aug Mottram Show organisers feared the worst on Saturday when the rains came, but it brightened up on Sunday and the huge show went on as planned. Many thousands of people packed the Old Hall Show Ground to see classes for a whole range of classes for sheep, cattle and dogs, crafts and horticulture. Plus enjoy […]
18th Aug Mottram Show is back on the Old Hall Showground on Sunday – and the organisers need a big turn out more than ever this year.  Heavy rain at last August’s event left the ground badly in need of repair. Heavy tractors and traffic in general left the fields in a ‘terrible condition’. It soon became […]
29th Jun A 24-year-old man was arrested following a car crash on Mottram Moor earlier this morning (Thursday). The man was arrested by police at the scene on suspicion of driving under the influence of excess alcohol and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. The crash happened at around 4:45am when a red Land Rover, driving […]
1st Jun Intimate photographs of L.S. Lowry at his home in Mottram in 1966 are to go on display in Salford for the first time – more than 50 years after they were commissioned. The shots were taken by a young Clive Arrowsmith – who went on to achieve international renown as a fashion and portrait photographer. […]
13th May Officers from GMP’s Specialist Operations have made an arrest after a house in Mottram was targeted by burglars twice in one day. At around 6:15am on Thursday (May 11), a 71-year-old man was awoken by the sound of the front door of his home being put through before coming downstairs to find that his VW […]
8th Apr By David Jones Hundreds of people poured into a Hollingworth church for Highways England’s final public exhibition on the Mottram Moor Link Road and Glossop Spur. The eight hour session at St Mary’s Church was similar to the earlier public consultation events at Mottram Community Centre, Tesco Hattersley and Glossop’s Bradbury Community House. But this […]