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

Past Articles

Britain’s Got Talent’s Daliso Returns To Greenfield!

9 September

Britain’s Got Talent fans will be amongst the first in the queue for the Boarshurst Silver Band fundraiser at Off The Rails Comedy Club on Saturday 9th September when Britain’s Got Talent Finalist Finalist Daliso Chaponda returns to Greenfield!

Malawi’s Daliso has been a regular booking at Off The Rails for well over a decade after moving to the UK and his new found fame has won him a whole new legion of fans as well as […]

Talks and Things in Saddleworth


Thursday 31st August 2017, 7.30pm. At the Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill. Saddleworth Civic Trust has an Illustrated Presentation by Julian Somerville, entitled “The Royal Mail – 500 Years and Still Delivering.”

All welcome, No charge but prospective new members most welcome. Refreshments available for small charge.


Wednesday 13th September 2017, at 7.30pm. At the Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill. Saddleworth Historical Society has an Illustrated Presentation by Dr. Stephen Bowd entitled “John Dee and Elizabethan Lancashire.”

All […]

Uppermill Community Association Update

UPPERMILL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – Supported by Canal and River Trust UCAN has had a busy Summer so far, reaching the milestone of 1000 hours of volunteer labour since our formation. On 29 June the Group assisted Oldham Council with flower bed planting outside the Museum for Uppermill’s entry to the national ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition, the Group also attended the 2 judging days for some pre-judge tidying, and to keep nearby geese at bay! As well as continuing the […]

Dobcross as featured in ‘Yanks’ in 1978.

Saddleworth News Yanks

This weekend sees the 17th annual Yanks event taking place mainly in the Saddleworth Villages of Dobcross and Uppermill. It is a celebration connected to the fact that the film Yanks was filmed in part in the Village of Dobcross, Saddleworth.

Thanks to local Store Manager David Bradbury Saddleworth News can show you some archive images of the actual filming. ‘ I managed the local Co-Operative Store that was used in the Film’ says David.


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The Saddleworth News Photography Awards 2017 looking to frame a Saddleworth Summer

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Photographers of all ages and abilities are invited to enter their photographs of Saddleworth into the Saddleworth News Photography Awards 2017 which start today.

The awards are a Saddleworth News Community Project in partnership with the Saddleworth Photography Group, which has been operational for over two years and has over 220 members.

The group set weekly practical challenges to help photographers learn from their own practice and from that of others. The group also provides a sounding […]

Saddleworth Group of Artists Summer Exhibition now open

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Well known local artists will again be exhibiting their work for the Saddleworth Group of Artists Summer Exhibition at the Saddleworth Museum.

The exhibition started at weekend and runs till Sunday 16 July.

Always a popular show, the exhibition will be comprised of up to fifty works, with styles ranging from photo realism to expressionistic. Most paintings will be on sale.

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

Greenfield Primary School Summer Fair

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Greenfield Primary School will be holding its Summer Fair on Friday 30 June from 4pm – 7pm.

There will be plenty to see and do on the day including hot food, home baked food, licensed bar, mini arcade with X Box games, displays of martial arts and some adventure based learning activities.

There will also be a shooting range and bungee trampolines.

Tickets are on sale now and are £1.50 per person with under 3 years […]

Saddleworth Historical Society annual village lecture in Greenfield

Reporter: Allan Roach

On Wednesday 14 June, Saddleworth Historical Society will host its annual village lecture in Greenfield: ‘Greenfield – from the 19th Century to the 21st: the Making of a Saddleworth Village’.

The lecture was originally scheduled to take place at Greenfield Conservative Club but following its shock closure after 123 years, the lecture will now take place at Boarshurst Band Club.

The closure of the Conservative Club is just the latest chapter in over a century of change […]

Events in February for both the Saddleworth Historical Society and Saddleworth Civic Trust

Saddleworth Historical Society has an Illustrated Presentation entitled ‘Saddleworth’s Lost Servicemen of World War’ by Ivan Foster, historian.

This takes place on Wednesday 8 February at 7.30pm at the Saddleworth Museum, High Street, Uppermill. All are welcome but there is a charge of £3 for non-members on the night. Refreshments will be available.

On Wednesday 8 March at 7.30pm Saddleworth Historical Society has an Illustrated Presentation by Dr Sarah Rose entitled ‘Power, Privilege & Politics: The Medieval Honour of Pontefract’ […]

The Three Degrees are back by popular demand to perform at Holmfirth

Back by popular demand – The Three Degrees

The Three Degrees, one of the most famous female vocal groups of all time, are back by popular demand to perform at the Holmfirth Picturedrome.

Celebrating over 50 years in the industry, The Three Degrees are an American female vocal group, formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A firm favourite with Prince Charles they sang at his 30th birthday party and were guests at his wedding to Princess Diana.

The Three […]

Guided ‘remembrance tour’ of Mossley Cemetery

Exactly one week before Remembrance Day there will be an organised tour of Mossley Cemetery by Mossley Civic Society to view some of the graves that have a military connection.

During the walk Commonwealth War Graves will be visited, as well as a number of family graves where there is a memorial inscription to a loved one who was lost abroad. There are also several graves of Mossley men who were awarded a medal that was listed in The London […]

Saddleworth Group of Artists Exhibition

Summer Morning Sunlight, Oil on board, 36 X 46cm, John McCombs ROI, RBA, PPMAF

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Well-known local artists will again be exhibiting their work for the Saddleworth Group of Artists Summer Exhibition at the Saddleworth Museum from Saturday 27 August to Sunday 30 October. This will be the first exhibition since refurbishment of the museum.

Always a popular show, the exhibition will be comprised of up to fifty works, with styles ranging from […]

Carnage on stage as Oldham theatre opens its 2016/17 season

Lyceum Theatre Oldham opens its new season with Yasmina Reza’s razor-sharp wit in THE GOD OF CARNAGE.

Reza’s plays start with a simple idea and this one is no exception. Set in a middle class district of Paris, THE GOD OF CARNAGE tells the civilised story of two well-to-do couples meeting to discuss a playground fight between their young sons. As the evening draws on, one father wants to get away to deal with a crisis at work while one […]

Brassed Off at Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Oldham Coliseum Theatre presents the funny and life-affirming Brassed Off this September, featuring the musical talents of Oldham and Saddleworth local brass bands, The Delph Band, The Diggle Band, The Oldham Band (Lees) and Boarshurst Silver Band.

Based on a true story, and adapted from the 1996 film starring Pete Postlethwaite and Ewan McGregor, Brassed Off is a tale of community spirit and triumph in the face of adversity.

It’s 1992 and Danny’s lifelong ambition to lead Grimley Colliery Band […]