Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, November 2016: The Ashton Review of Shops

November’s window on the shop windows

Hyde Centotaph
We Will Remember Them: the Cenotaph at Werneth Low, Hyde. Image by Smabs Sputzer, 2008 (Creative Commons License: Some Rights Reserved).
  • New-look Labour Club reopens in spite of setback;
  • Pikachu to switch on Stalybridge Christmas lights;
  • All the usual retail changes in the Tameside area.

The last month has been more vibrant with two licensed premises reopening and news of this Christmas’ events.

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Park Bridge’s Bus Routes: A Lost Bus Routes of Greater Manchester Special

A look at past attempts to introduce buses to Park Bridge

Park Bridge Mill
What’s left of Park Bridge Mill, photographed in March 2011.

Park Bridge is as much a cradle of the Industrial Revolution as Ironbridge and Coalport in Shropshire. Also its much bigger brother on the banks of the River Medlock, further downstream. According to tradition, the iron from the Park Bridge Iron Works were used for the rivets of the Eiffel Tower.

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When JAM Ruled the British Airwaves: Part One, BBC Radio One

How JAM Creative Productions revolutionised the sound of Britain’s favourite radio stations

In 1976, a recently formed radio jingle production company landed one of radio’s most formidable accounts. It was the jingles package for the BBC’s most popular national stations: Radio 1 and Radio 2. The company, little known in the UK prior to landing their prestigious contract, was JAM Creative Productions. For the next twenty-one years, the Dallas-based production company would produce a most distinctive set of jingles that defined the image of both radio stations. Continue reading “When JAM Ruled the British Airwaves: Part One, BBC Radio One”

Littleborough Training Band: Sunday Lunchtime Brass at Boarshurst Band Club

Budding players’ band inspire in lively concert

The last Sunday in October saw the arrival of two Lancastrian bands to the Boarshurst Band Club. Prior to the evening concert with Stacksteads Band, Littleborough Training Band were the first of the two bands from the red rose county. Four miles north east of Rochdale, Littleborough is noted for Hollingworth Lake and Blackstone Edge.

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