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Ruby Anstee – Editor
Stuart Littleford – Reporter
Allan Roach – Reporter
George Wilson – Reporter and IT
Judith Grinter – Reporter

Past Articles

The Messiah’s 55th performance in Uppermill

The people of Saddleworth and the choir’s widespread supporters eagerly await the annual performance of Messiah, and to many of them it reinforces the true meaning of Christmas and heralds the beginning of the Christmas festivities.

The Saddleworth Male Voice Choir and augmented ladies chorus are currently rehearsing for their 55th consecutive performance of Handel’s Messiah. Under their musical director Dorian Kelly, the choir performs as a chorus of 32 tenor/bass voices together with an augmented ladies chorus of 48 […]

Planting bulbs in the snow

The Little Deerhill Co.

Reporter : Judith Grinter


The UCAN group have been busy completing the task of removing the wet and slippery leaves along the towpath from Wade Lock to the viaduct.

One last snowy bulb planting session took place following the kind donation of a batch of bluebell bulbs. The team are really hoping for a colourful show in spring as over 1000 bulbs have now been planted. Plans for the new year are underway and […]

Local computer company giving children a helping hand at Christmas …

Saddleworth News

A computing company from Uppermill have gathered a large stash of presents and continue to do so for needy children in Manchester. The presents have been dropped off by locals to support Key 103’s ‘Mission Christmas’. All donations go to Cash for Kids Charity and are distributed around Manchester.

Infinity Computing have been a drop-off point for Mission Christmas for 4 years now. They told Saddleworth News : “Each year the pile gets bigger thanks to generous people bringing them […]

Saddleworth Artists bring colour to Uppermill

Ron Etherington. Medium – oil.

#Arts and Culture Reporter: Ruby Anstee

A group of well known local artists will again be exhibiting their work this December at the Saddleworth Museum.

The exhibition is always a popular show, especially in the run up to Christmas. It will be comprised of around fifty works, with styles ranging from photo realism to expressionistic.

The group, founded in 1950 by water colourist Ellis Shaw and friends, is currently comprised of approximately sixty enthusiastic […]

House on the Hill – Bed and Breakfast and more

House on the Hill in Mossley is a quirky answer to your accommodation needs with visitors this season.

Your host, Jenny, invites you in to her house that is beautifully decorated with all the facilities you need for a comfy stay plus more.

The house can accommodate 2 couples or a couple and a single in large double rooms and one smaller, all with large comfy beds.

Jenny says: ” Help yourself to breakfast. Cooking facilities are available […]

What Saddleworth News readers love about Saddleworth – Poll

Saddleworth News wants to hear from our readers what is most important to them about Saddleworth. What do you love about it, think of if you go away on holiday, tell people that don’t live here why it’s such a great place to live. You can vote for more than one suggestion and add your own suggestions.( The other suggestions will be added to the poll and votes will be counted. )

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Eating tapas in Dobcross with hopes of meeting the Queen

Reporter: Judith Grinter

The Mayor’s Fundraising Committee has been nominated for a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for their efforts in supporting the local community.

One of their fundraising events, this week, included enjoying a Tapas evening held at the Navigation Inn in Dobcross. They raised over £200 for the Mayor of Oldham’s Charity Year.

Neil Cadd of the MFC told Saddleworth News: ” The committee is doing some sterling work this year as they do every year raising in […]

Sex, Death & Politics in Georgian Manchester and Votes for Women

Saddleworth Historical has a couple of iinteresting presentations for our readers to put in your diaries:

Wednesday 6 December 2017, 7.30pm. Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill.

Saddleworth Historical Society has an Illustrated Presentation given by Dr. Craig Horner entitled ‘Manchester in the 18th Century- Sex, Death & Politics in the Georgian Town.’

Let’s have a chat


All welcome, £3 on the night non-members. Refreshments available.

Saturday 20 January 2018, 2.30pm. Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill.

A special illustrated presentation given by […]

The UK’s first Supermodel was a Saddleworth girl

Reporter – Jude Gidney

Never mind Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Elle McPherson – the small village of Delph in Saddleworth is known to be the birthplace of the UK’s first Supermodel known as Gloria.

She was born May Kenworthy, the daughter of a joiner, in Delph in Saddleworth on February 8th 1905. When she was six her parents separated and she went to live with her Grandparents. At the age of 13 she left school to become a winder at […]