Crawshaw Group administration sees closure of Ashton-under-Lyne and Hyde stores;
Magpie’s Nest scoops Tameside Retailer of the Year award;
Ex-Mettricks employee takes over Stalybridge butcher’s shop;
Plus all the usual retail movements, as you would expect.
Crawshaw Group enters administration
In the last week we have heard about the Crawshaw Group going into administration. The butchery chain, which has branches in Northern England and the Midlands, recently expanded by adding Gabbot’s Farm to its portfolio. This September they agreed a deal with wholesale grocers Blakemore, adding Crawshaws products to Spar shops across the UK.
A couple of years back, Stagecoach Manchester teamed up with local community groups for the refurbishment of Hullard Park. Two years on, with a little help from Davyhulme Primary School and One Trafford Partnership, Davyhulme Park was given a fresh look.
A memorable night for St. John’s – and a glorious début as MD for Paul Towle
If Carlsberg did emergency planning for brass band concerts, they would have hired the services of Boarshurst Silver Band’s concert secretary. For the second time this year, Boarshurst Band Club have drafted in a fantastic replacement band at short notice. This time, in place of Stalybridge Old Band, St. John’s Mossley Band.
There are two reasons why your favourite divine being gave us brass bands. One was to entertain the masses. Another one was to bring cultural enrichment to the masses. In other words, the joys of introducing classical music to the provinces. Whilst finding room for entertainment value.
Besses O’Th’ Barn Brass Band’s Boarshurst date closes September in style
In many cases, a brass band in its centenary year is a real milestone. Add another 50 years, similarly phenomenal. To reach its bicentenary is remarkable. Besses O’Th’ Barn Brass Band have reached this milestone this year; only Stalybridge Old Band has been established longer (formed in 1809).
Mark Bentham and Co deliver another great night of brass band music
In life, only death and taxation are certainties. If you live in Greater Manchester, particularly in the Rochdale, Oldham or Tameside boroughs, there is another one to the list. That Milnrow Band would always deliver a concert which is high on entertainment value and remarkably different to any of their previous ones.
All the usual comings and goings in the Tameside area.
August is traditionally associated with holidays and exam results. For some people a quiet time, part of a lull before the run-up to Christmas. In the sunshine, it has been anything but quiet in the Tameside area.