From the Charlesworth Archives
9th Apr A Charlesworth action group wants Glossopdale road users to fill in a survey to try and make things safer. SPEED – Safe Pedestrians, Equines, the Environment and Drivers – want to persuade the authorities to connect the missing link in the Trans-Pennine Bridleway so it continues from Monk Roads to Dinting. And they believe getting […]
29th Mar Fire crews were called to a fire in the open in Charlesworth on Tuesday evening.   Firefighters from Glossop’s Blue Watch used one appliance and attended the scene on Long Lane at around 5:10pm. But it turned out to be a large controlled bonfire and firefighters were there for less than half an hour.
25th Mar Simmondley has, at long last, got its open access defibrillator – but it’s still in its box because there is nowhere to put it. Hopes of installing the heart start machine in a ‘redundant’ phone box are diminishing. The kiosk on The Green which was earmarked for closure could be staying open and, with Simmondley […]
16th Feb Conservationists are battling to bridge a gap in the Pennine Bridleway and bring tourists flocking to Glossopdale. The 205-mile track goes from Kirkby Stephens in the Yorkshire Dales to Middleton in the Peak National Park. But horse riders, cyclists and walkers arriving at Monks Road in Charlesworth are finding the trail suddenly ends. It starts […]
8th Feb Police are trying to trace a driver who caused significant damage to another car and failed to stop at the scene of an accident in Charlesworth. A silver car hit a Peugeot 206 that was parked on Marple Road at around 8:30pm on Saturday, January 21, and caused extensive damage. The driver didn’t stop at […]
8th Feb Firefighters were required after a small fire close to an electrical wire in Charlesworth. The wire was brushing against a tree on Church Fold in the village on Tuesday evening. Electrical engineers were also sent out but, although the blaze occurred close to a house, no properties were affected. Glossop’s Redwatch were called at around […]
22nd Dec Pupils from two village schools turned Charlesworth into Bethlehem and Hayfield to Austria to make Christmas extra special. The Federation of All Saints and St Margaret’s Catholic Primary Schools helped retell the Nativity story with a mile-long walking tableaux. A few days later, 30 children from Years 3 and 4 in Tyrolean clothes, hopped on […]
5th Dec The lines could be going dead at phone boxes all over the High Peak as BT looks to cut costs. The communications giants are reviewing the future of its payphones’ network nationwide as calls plummet. Many at risk in Glossop and the rest of High Peak – which are hardly ever used – could be […]