Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, August 2019: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows The Royal Exchange Theatre comes to Stalybridge Civic Hall; TAC Tales: Ashton bus shelter changes; Plus all the usual retail movements from Hollingworth to Littlemoss. Over the last month, the sizzling summer weather gave way to flooding with parts of the Tame Valley affected.

Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, July 2019: The Ashton Review of Shops

This month’s window on the shop windows Stalybridge leads the borough’s Tameside Pride celebrations; Ashton-under-Lyne’s Wilko store reopening; Boots and William Hill to cut stores; Plus all the usual retail movements from Hartshead to Haughton Green. The summer weather came into its own over the last month. Especially so on Armed Forces Day which coincided…

Trans-Pennine ‘Spoons Trek: A Top Beer Not So Perfect Ten

Ten ‘must-see’ J.D. Wetherspoon houses across the Pennines Tim Martin’s J.D. Wetherspoon’s empire seems to polarise the nation’s drinkers. At one end of the scale, they are seen as a Tesco or McDonalds for beer, threatening traditional public houses. On the other hand, some see the ‘Spoons estate as the best marketplace for cask conditioned ales….

Shots on Plastic, How Fantastic

New cashless bar set to open in Stalybridge I’ve grown accustomed to the Cashless Society, albeit in the literal sense of late. Can you cast your mind to the last time you saw somebody doing ‘the big shop’ with a cheque book or a wad of notes? Or, have you ever bought a round on…