From the Mottram Archives
16th Oct Reuben’s Retreat have chosen a very aquatic theme for their Prince and Princess Party this year.  Reminscent of the Disney classic ‘The Little Mermaid’, the theme of their annual Christmas event is ‘Under the Sea’ and it is, of course, fancy dress, so there promises to be sea creatures aplenty! All the fun is happening […]
21st Aug Mottram Show organisers feared the worst on Saturday when the rains came, but it brightened up on Sunday and the huge show went on as planned. Many thousands of people packed the Old Hall Show Ground to see classes for a whole range of classes for sheep, cattle and dogs, crafts and horticulture. Plus enjoy […]
18th Aug Mottram Show is back on the Old Hall Showground on Sunday – and the organisers need a big turn out more than ever this year.  Heavy rain at last August’s event left the ground badly in need of repair. Heavy tractors and traffic in general left the fields in a ‘terrible condition’. It soon became […]
29th Jun A 24-year-old man was arrested following a car crash on Mottram Moor earlier this morning (Thursday). The man was arrested by police at the scene on suspicion of driving under the influence of excess alcohol and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. The crash happened at around 4:45am when a red Land Rover, driving […]
1st Jun Intimate photographs of L.S. Lowry at his home in Mottram in 1966 are to go on display in Salford for the first time – more than 50 years after they were commissioned. The shots were taken by a young Clive Arrowsmith – who went on to achieve international renown as a fashion and portrait photographer. […]
13th May Officers from GMP’s Specialist Operations have made an arrest after a house in Mottram was targeted by burglars twice in one day. At around 6:15am on Thursday (May 11), a 71-year-old man was awoken by the sound of the front door of his home being put through before coming downstairs to find that his VW […]
8th Apr By David Jones Hundreds of people poured into a Hollingworth church for Highways England’s final public exhibition on the Mottram Moor Link Road and Glossop Spur. The eight hour session at St Mary’s Church was similar to the earlier public consultation events at Mottram Community Centre, Tesco Hattersley and Glossop’s Bradbury Community House. But this […]
24th Mar People who could lose their land to the Mottram Moor Link Road and Glossop Spur packed into a village hall looking for answers. Many had lived in the Coach Road and Old Road area for years and wanted to stay. Others at the Highways England public consultation at Mottram Community Centre last Saturday were business […]
21st Mar Consultations have begun on Longdendale’s part in Highway England’s £15m Trans-Pennine Upgrade Programme, aimed at improving traffic flow between Manchester and Sheffield. An integral component of the scheme is the Mottram Moor Link Road which will take traffic around the village. The four-week long consiultation, which ends on Monday, April 10, is so Highways England […]
10th Mar The public consultation on the Mottram Relief Road and Glossop Spur Road starts on Monday and a local MP is urging people to make their feelings known. High Peak’s Andrew Bingham wants to show Highways England the massive amount of support for the roads and stress the need for the bypass extension around Hollingworth and […]