Chadderton Mill, off Fields New Road, Chadderton

A Vision of Post-War Chadderton, 1946 Style

Did you know that plans were made to shift Chadderton town centre to Broadway?

Answer me this question: where do you think the real centre of Chadderton is or was? Near Chadderton Hall Park? Foxdenton Hall and Gardens? Off Middleton Road? Broadway, even?

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Castles in the Sky: Lost Architectural Projects of the Tameside Area

A potted look at lost Tameside’s construction projects missing in time

There are several reasons as to why many people choose to set up home in the Tameside area. One selling point is its proximity to the Peak District as well as Manchester city centre. By car it takes just as long to get to Buxton as it does to get to the intu Trafford Centre. Another factor may be house prices in comparison with other parts of Greater Manchester.

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Tameside and the Cold War: If Nuclear War Affected Our Borough

What if the bomb dropped in our area

Recently, the Public Records Office revealed Queen Elizabeth the Second’s ‘armageddon’ speech in advance of a nuclear attack. Written in 1983, this would have been the last thing viewers and listeners would have heard prior to an attack. Continue reading “Tameside and the Cold War: If Nuclear War Affected Our Borough”