Feast of the M60 weighs up Holland’s latest addition With the pandemic still doing its worst, you could be forgiven for thinking “hey, Feast of the M60 could be doing Banana Bread reviews.” Or that East of the M60 will be doing a three-page review on hand sanitisers with an equivalent of the Zzap! 64 […]Read More Holland’s Potato and Meat Family Pie: A Feast of the M60 Pie Review
Welcome upgrade for local Ashton and Hyde routes For regular readers used to seeing a separate Oldham and Saddleworth bulletin, this edition covers the Oldham, Tameside and Glossop areas due to fewer service changes in Oldham. Sunday journeys added to 335, 342 and 387 routes; 41As partially replaced by Sunday and Bank Holiday 335s; 394 […]Read More Oldham, Tameside and Glossop Bus Service Changes, 31 January 2021
East of the M60 looks at the possibility of trams returning to Stalybridge It is 90 years ago since Stalybridge saw its last trams. Back then, the trams were facing competition with local express bus routes. In 1931, the Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley, and Dukinfield Joint Tramway and Electricity Board began to phase out trams and […]Read More Metrolink Extensions: Next Stop, Stalybridge?
Stagecoach Group becomes first UK bus operator to invest in national roll-out of new bridge alert technology £4m project to strengthen existing safety measures to prevent bridge strikes; Enhancement to GreenRoad’s leading driver safety and fuel-efficiency system; 8,000 buses covered in England, Scotland and Wales by summer 2021.Read More Low Bridge Strikes Scuppered by Bridge Alert System
Not only a coffee table book for groundhoppers; a must for any football fan Title: British Football’s Greatest Grounds: One Hundred Must-See Football Venues; Author: Mike Bayly; Photography: various contributors including David Bauckman, Paul Paxford, Colin McPherson, Andy Nunn, Stuart Tree, Ben Webster, Publisher: Pitch Publishing Limited (2020); Recommended Selling Price: £30.00 (hardback). At this […]Read More Book Review: British Football’s Greatest Grounds
What are non-essential shops and what are essential shops? Within the last two days, the whole of England has fallen in to a third lockdown. Though cases and hospital admissions are lower than the English average in Tameside, its recent rise in cases is a cause for concern. Lockdown 3.0 is expected to last till […]Read More The Essentials on Essential Shops: Ashton Review of Shops Extra
This month’s semi-reopened window on the shop windows We hope our regular readers, old and new, have a Happy New Year. What we mustn’t lose sight of is the fact 2021 could be another bumpy one. The end of this year could see the loss of a few familiar High Street names. We might get […]Read More Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, January 2021: The Ashton Review of Shops