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Many readers will have no doubt been accosted by reps in some of the area’s shopping centres and bus stations, and the like, touting for business on behalf of the telecoms company TALKTALK. As one of the inducements offered to prospective customers, is the promise of a £50 introductory discount, which takes the form of a waiving of the usual £50 connection charge, on signing up for any of their multi-bundle package deals. I would strongly advise you not to sign up with this company, as the so-called £50 discount is nothing but a blatant con trick! I’ll explain........For more go to Your letters
Police issue footage of service station robbery
Police have released images of masked robbers who held up a motorway service station. It happened at about 11.15pm on Monday 30 September when two men went into the BP petrol station on the eastbound side of the M62 at Birch Services near Heywood. ...................For more go to News
This Month in Middleton History
Thomas Langley died 20th November 1437. Born in Middleton in 1363, he became Bishop of Durham and Chancellor of England for three kings. In 1407 he was appointed first Foreign Minister of England. On returning to Middleton in 1412, he rebuilt the Parish Church of St Leonard's from its existing Norman structure and founded The Middleton Grammar School adding a chantry to the church for the education of local children.
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Article of the Month
A Middleton War Story
Back in November 2010, Middletonia received an email from a lady in Austria, enquiring after names mentioned in an article on the site about Alkrington memories. As a result, Neil Tattersall, who wrote the article, discovered family members he never knew existed! Here follows his fascinating tale of what transpired from this initial contact, combined with a poignant war story of a Middleton family.........................For more, go to Nostalgia.
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Event of the Month in Middleton
Sunday 10th November
Remembrance Sunday Ceremony
The annual parade will meet facing the Harbord Harbord pub on Long Street at 10.15am, then march to the Garden of Remembrance for the ceremony at 10.45 of prayers and a two minute silence to honour Middleton's own fallen soldiers.
For more events, go to the events page.
Photograph of the Month
|Mainway East in 1930 as seen in 'Middleton Through Time', courtesy of Michael G. Brown (See adverts on page). Click on image for the bigger picture. © Middletonia|
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