End of an era as Staveleigh Way shop closes at end of January
Burton, nationwide purveyor of smart suits and casual menswear, is set to end a 90+ year association with Ashton-under-Lyne. The retailer, part of Philip Green’s Arcadia Group will close its Staveleigh Way branch on the 31 January 2015 (this coming Saturday). Its sister retailer, Dorothy Perkins too, will cease trading from the same address. Continue reading “Montague Does One… Burton Quits Ashton”→
John Logie Baird demonstrated his early televisual experiments with a ventriloquist dummy’s head. On the 02 October 1925, his dummy’s head known as Stookie Bill, was used to demonstrate early television pictures.
Only a short distance away from Hyde is the River Etherow. It forms the south-eastern boundary of Tameside, which is shares with Derbyshire County Council and High Peak Borough Council. On one side is Broadbottom, with Charlesworth on the other. Continue reading “Go Cheapway… along the Etherow Valley”→
A quick half with Sam and Dave Ward, and Anthony Lewis, founders of Tameside’s newest microbrewery
Just off the 346 route, in part of what used to be Weston Hyde’s base is a microbrewery that is making waves. Its upmarket approach has wowed drinkers young and old. Ultimately, they wish to experiment with new flavours and court younger drinkers aged 18 – 35 – the biggest growth area for cask conditioned ale. Before and after the interview, we had a look around the brewery itself, and I sampled half a pint of Black Shire Stout (4.5%), their latest addition.