Update on Tameside One: the Tameside Central Library;
Plus all the usual retail movements from Woolley Bridge to Denton’s West End.
A quick peek through Ashton’s new Central Library
After two and a half years and a few weeks, the man behind Ashton Review of Shops has finally paid a visit to the new Tameside Central Library. The new facility is swish, airy, and well lit. Like its predecessor, there is still a separate room for hosting lectures, live poetry readings, and story telling events.
Plus all the usual retail movements from Bardsley Brow to Haughton Green.
Tameside One opens
After two and a half years in the making, Tameside One will open its doors this month. Last week, all the customer facing functions of the former TAC building moved into their new quarters from Clarence Arcade. Last Friday [01 March], Ashton-under-Lyne Jobcentre Plus moved from its base on Old Street.
Stalybridge station beats Crewe, Manchester Airport, and Chester railway stations in awards ceremony
A week after Stalybridge Celtic clocked up their first away win of the season (versus Alsager Town in the Cheshire Senior Cup), another Stalybridge institution enjoyed some success. One that is used by a million passengers a year.
Regular drivers may be far from surprised as to where the UK’s real Road To Hell lies. The M6 between Cheshire and Staffordshire can be troublesome at times, and the M62 seems to have had road cones and a 50mph speed limit, between Ainley Top and the M1/M62 interchange since the start of this decade. The M25’s tropes are well publicised and form a metaphorical beltway between London and the rest of the United Kingdom. Continue reading “Official: M25’s No Longer The Road To Hell”→
The last time I was most excited about the relaunch of a printed publication was in 1992, when my favourite Commodore 64 magazine Zzap! 64 was about to be renamed Commodore Force. I was most excited about the fact it meant two cover mounted tapes and the obligatory Oliver Frey designed cover darkening Dentons’ shelves. As a paperboy, I never got to deliver any of the things, but I did on odd occasions, deliver the odd Stalybridge and Dukinfield Reporter. As the Tameside Reporter, my poetical endeavours have been detailed in 2003 and 2008. I have, since birth, had some part of my life affected in a nice way by the Reporter Group’s titles. Somewhere in the vaults of Chez Vall, is a Polaroid picture of me being sat by a December 1979 issue (in glorious broadsheet form!).
Almost a fortnight ago, I was happy to find out about the Reporter’s return to Tameside newsstands, and in future months, homes, albeit in freesheet form. This Thursday just gone, I tried to go to my nearest newsagent to see if he had any copies in: none in, probably not yet ordered. Luckily for me, there was a copy of the Glossop Chronicle in Chez Vall (my Dad went to Glossop that day). On Friday, along with my usual copy of the Oldham Evening Chronicle, I was happy to find the new Tameside Reporter on the newsstands at Hydes in Tommyfield Market, Oldham. Then I read it on an 83 bound for Manchester: Stalybridge Celtic on the back page; change of masthead; and a cleaner layout. Apart from the traffic on Oldham Way aboard the 83, normal service had resumed. Continue reading “Inside the New Look Tameside Reporter and Glossop Chronicle”→