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Tameside and Glossop School Duplicate Services

Important information for pupils and parents

With the schools reopening, albeit in the throes of a pandemic, the need for social distancing on public transport is greater than ever. At present, the most a double decker bus can hold is up to 35 passengers with no standees. In addition to this, parts of the government furlough scheme is winding down to encourage us all to return to working away from home, which could mean the return of the rush hour.

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Manchester’s Forgotten Market: Openshaw, Ogden Lane

A trip to a forgotten corner of East Manchester

Openshaw Market, Stanley Street entrance
The Stanley Street entrance of Openshaw Market.

A few miles east of central Manchester on the Ashton Old Road is Higher Openshaw. Prior to the 1970s, it was in the midst of an industrial powerhouse. Only a short distance away in neighbouring Gorton was the Beyer Peacock Locomotive Works. Just off Grey Mare Lane in Openshaw proper was Crossley’s engineering works. Few people would know that Higher Openshaw is the birthplace of Atora Suet, always great with beef stew and dumplings.

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Manchester’s Road to Eastern Promise

Unravelling the mysteries of the Eastern Bypass

The northern section of the Eastern Bypass, Clayton, Manchester
The northern section of the Eastern Bypass. Photo by Gene Hunt.

If you live in Clayton or Higher Openshaw, you would wonder why there are two roads known as the Eastern Bypass. The northern section (seen above) looks like your typical dual carriageway and could be mistaken for other roads around Manchester. The southern end of Eastern Bypass – by contrast – wouldn’t look out of place in Letchworth with a garden city ambience (resembling a boulevard rather than a typical grey dual carriageway). Continue reading “Manchester’s Road to Eastern Promise”