Some Kind of Wonderfuel: Publicly Owned Gas and Electricity in Tameside

When NORWEB and North West Gas was king

If you were born some time before 1985, a common feature of our High Streets was the gas and electric showrooms. They were the public face of our gas and electricity boards, nationalised and consolidated upon in 1948 and 1949. At one time they belonged to us, rather than a clutch of investment banks and overseas subsidiaries. Continue reading “Some Kind of Wonderfuel: Publicly Owned Gas and Electricity in Tameside”

Beano Milestones: The Not So Perfect Ten

East of the M60‘s look at ten milestones which shaped The Beano

Not a lot of people know that: the creator of East of the M60 was a member of the Dennis the Menace Fan Club. For the best part of the 1980s, he used to look forward to Wednesday mornings. Plainly and simply because Wednesday meant ‘Beano Day’. Continue reading “Beano Milestones: The Not So Perfect Ten”