Paints Not Pints: Stalybridge’s Call to Arts

Inside Stalybridge’s cultural revolution

Stalybridge, 2001: the opening of continental style bars, prompted by the restoration of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, and liberalised opening hours of licensed premises, saw a change in image for the Cheshire town. Its convivial atmosphere led to the town being dubbed ‘StalyVegas’, though some thought its nickname came from its forest of traffic lights. Continue reading “Paints Not Pints: Stalybridge’s Call to Arts”

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