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

Past Articles

Support needed from generous businesses to keep the Rushcart rolling

Last year’s Saddleworth Rushcart

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Saddleworth Morris Men are asking kind-hearted businesses to take up advertising space in the Rushcart programme so that the money raised can go towards Cart repairs and traffic management costs.

The body of the Cart was built in 2004, with the wheels from the previous one kept in service but heavily rebuilt in 2010. Due to their use since the first Rushcart, the wooden rims are now being replaced by third generation […]

St Chad’s Church WW1 display still open

St Chad’s Church in Uppermill

St Chad’s church in Uppermill is still open for those wishing to visit the WWI display the church has organised.

The church has a display of information which has been researched by a number of local people on the names of the 77 men who appear on the WW1 memorial tablet in the sanctuary at the church.

It is a fantastic and moving display which gives an insight into the men who fought […]

Saddleworth Rushcart Festival 2014

The 2014 Saddleworth Rushcart outside the Commercial in Uppermill

The Rushcart heads of towards Dobcross on Saturday

By Stuart Littleford

The annual Rushcart Festival has taken place in Saddleworth this weekend with the Saddleworth Morris Men and others from around the country taking part in various Morris dancing displays.

Morris dancing outside the Hare and Hounds Pub in Uppermill

The name of this year’s Rushcart was revealed just before it was rolled out from behind the Commercial […]

Diggle grandmother awarded British Empire Medal in New Year Honours List

Margaret Hardy celebrates. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

A grandmother of four from Diggle, has been awarded a BEM in the New Year Honours List for her community work in Saddleworth.

Margaret Hardy, who is 75 in February, is well known in the area for raising money for charity and for her work with older people in the community. She also spent 50 years as a Sunday school teacher and was known as Mrs Sunshine.

She is an active member of […]