Escape to the Pantry: Indoor Boredom Busters

East of the M60’s back with some more indoor amusement ideas If you haven’t noticed, the warm spring weather couldn’t have come at a worse time. Deep down, you want to enjoy the weather, but there is one massive problem. The matter of a global pandemic, with Britain in near-lockdown. This means only going out…

The Road End Fair Concert, Boarshurst Band Club

Three Boarshurst bands and morris men kick off Easter celebrations Saddleworth’s Easter celebrations began in style with the Road End Fair in Greenfield, West Riding of Yorkshire. The fair and the Road End market began outside the King William IV public house, having done so since 1215.

East of the M60’s Big Fat Easter Quiz (Part Two)

Part two of our special Easter holidays treat How was the first part of our quiz for you? Was you stumped by any of the questions or was you pleasantly surprised by the odd bit of transport anorakarama? Still, here’s the long awaited second part. Enjoy!

East of the M60’s Big Fat Easter Quiz (Part One)

A special Easter holidays treat for all our readers With the Easter holidays looming, we at East of the M60 would like to break from the usual gamut of posts with something a bit light hearted. With the creator of this blog’s involvement in one of the teams in the Tameside Quiz League, we have…

Go Cheapway to… Daisy Nook

Canals and countryside a short walk away from Oldham and Ashton I first knew about Daisy Nook in my formative years passing the place on countless occasions aboard the 409 service to Oldham. All I knew about was its rural nature, and that it has a canal along the park itself. Another thing I also…

Ashton Bus Drivers’ Easter Cheer

Egg-cellent work for Tameside Hospital’s young patients It is always nice to see a feel-good story, and especially one which Tameside Hospital is linked with. Kind hearted staff from Stagecoach Manchester’s Ashton depot played Easter Bunny for a day and donated over 230 chocolate Easter Eggs to the Children’s Ward at Tameside Hospital.