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Diggle Beavers Celebrate 21 Years

Back row left to right: Christine Smith, Linda Hall, Grandpa Green’s Carole Scholes and Richard Scholes (former Beaver), Anne Collier (Assistant District Commissioner for Beavers), Rev Duncan Rhodes. Front row left to right: Alfie Milovanovic, Finlay Ashton, Oliver Ashton (not in uniform as he will be joining at our next meeting and will be [...]

An evening of music at Kilngreen Church

Women’s Day of Prayer and St Chad’s Day Lunch

Women’s Day of Prayer taking place in March

Churches Together in Saddleworth (CTiS) always come together for this event and will be holding their service on Friday 7th March at Sacred Heart Church, Uppermill at 7.30pm. With refreshments (lovley cakes and biccies too!) to follow in the Community Hall at the rear of the church.


Diggle children celebrate Christmas and say farewell to their village green



Letter to the editor: For ‘Open Space’ in Diggle read ‘Building Opportunity’

Dr Cox lighting children”s candles at the 2012 Christingle, Diggle (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012)

Recent planning decisions and proposals for development in Diggle reveal how rapidly the character and identity of a village can be threatened by the urge to exploit land which has for centuries been taken for granted as part of the green [...]

Hundreds make the climb up to Pots and Pans to remember and pay their respects

Hundreds of people, young and old, gathered to pay their respects to the fallen and to support servicemen and woman from across the generations in Saddleworth’s annual remembrance day service at the Pots and Pans war memorial on Alderman Hill above Greenfield.

Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013


Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013

Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013


What’s On….

‘What’s on’ in and around Diggle in November and December.

5th November – Memories of a Grammar School Boy. A talk by John Fidler on his days at Counthill School. St Chad’s Parish Centre on Station Road, Uppermill at 2pm.

6th November – Saddleworth WI Christmas Market. Saddleworth Hotel at 7:30pm.

9th November – Parish [...]

Coffee Morning in support of Christian Aid

Coffee Morning On Wednesday 9th October 2013 At the Uppermill Methodist Centre 10.00am to 12.00 noon Traidcraft Stall, Raffle, Home-bake

Christian Aid works in more than 50 countries, helping people regardless of religion or race to improve their own lives and tackle the causes of poverty and injustice.


Re-dedication of the Wrigley Mill War Memorials

Frank Holden, John Button, Denise Hudson, Rev. Peter Moorhouse, Dawn & Mike Naughton, Rosalind Gartside (Photo: Stuart Coleman@2013)

Generous acts of courage and sacrifice were remembered during a brief service at Diggle Day Nursery on Sunday 8 September to re-dedicate war memorials which, until July 2012, had been in the Wrigley Mill Methodist Church [...]

Stained glass tour of Saddleworth with Di Terry