Book Review: British Football’s Greatest Grounds

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 […]

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Seven Go Camping in Crowden

S.V’s night under the stars along with six others from Ewing School As I write this entry, it is exactly thirty years since my last breakaway with a few fellows from Ewing School. In addition to the Middle Group’s annual holiday, yours truly with four other pupils (who left Ewing School the following month) had […]

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Revolutionary Renumbering Exercise Aims to Boost Bus Patronage in Tameside

Unique renumbering exercise aims to be more user-friendly than present system There hasn’t been a comprehensive renumbering exercise in Tameside since SELNEC PTE became Greater Manchester PTE. Since the start of bus deregulation, some routes have been renumbered to suit the operator’s requirements. In the main, most of Tameside’s bus route numbers are in the […]

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Local Rail Passenger Numbers Rise Despite Punctuality and Reliability Issues

Despite Transpennine Express’ and Northern’s crises, more people are taking to the trains in Tameside and Glossop The latest ORR (Office of the Rail Regulator) figures for the Entries and Exits of our railway stations have been released for 2018 – 2019. Given the kerfuffle caused by delayed rail projects in Central Manchester and the […]

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