From Buckton Castle to Harrop Edge: A Very Rough Guide to Stalybridge’s Hills

Ever wondered which hill is which in Stalybridge? Our guide might help you

There is a certain mystique about the Pennine foothills that frame Stalybridge, Mossley and Dukinfield. Especially when you leave the centre of Stalybridge proper towards the wilderness. A ‘wilderness’ that is accessible from the town centre on public and private transport, foot and bicycle.

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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! Continue reading “East of the M60’s Big Fat Easter Quiz (Part Two)”

Eminently Chicken Town: Over 31 Takeaways Hath Oldham Town Centre

Feast of the M60 on the fast food variety which has taken Oldham by storm

A stylised map of takeaways within Oldham town centre, based on fieldwork.

Imagine any of these scenarios: it is a Friday and you’re in the centre of Oldham. As a special treat instead of your usual butties or chemist chain’s meal deal, you fancy something different for your dinner. Or, it is the very same Friday, only 12 to 15 hours later after a few scoops in one of Oldham’s finest hostelries. You could have plumped for a pie or a fish supper. Or chips. Or a totalitarian burger on High Street. Continue reading “Eminently Chicken Town: Over 31 Takeaways Hath Oldham Town Centre”