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Two people charged in connection with a robbery
Two people have been charged in connection with a robbery in Heywood. Niall Kiernan (born 29/01/1991) of Caldbeck Drive in Middleton has been charged with robbery and Stacey Brewer (born 28/08/1990) of Caldbeck Drive in Middleton has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and drug offences............For more, go to News
Three teenagers charged with robbery
Three people have been charged with robbery. Three boys, aged 17, 15 and 14, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been charged and due to appear before Rochdale Magistrates on 7th August. On Wednesday 28th May, an 18-year-old man was threatened on Middleton Gardens and had his mobile phone stolen.
Brand new Middleton book available now!
This fascinating autobiography tells how an ordinary Middleton lass, who lived through hardship and war, went on to leave her hometown and live a somewhat 'colourful' life (in more ways than one) in the picturesque city of York where she still lives today, with many happy memories of her life in Middleton, by May Webb.
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This Month in Middleton History
The month of August brought the Peterloo Massacre to Manchester 195 years ago, on the 16th, in 1819. Middleton's renowned radical Sam Bamford led a band of Middleton people to a parliamentary reform meeting. They witnessed up to 500 men, women and children brutally attacked by Manchester Yoemanry who had deemed the meeting to be unlawful and 11 people died, having been literally hacked to death by the guards!
Polish composer Frederic Chopin did a concert in Manchester on 28th August 1848, staying with Middleton's Schwabe family at Crumpsall House for four days.
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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 here.
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Event of the Month in Middleton
Sunday 17th August
Join in the annual march to Manchester to commemorate Sam Bamford and his followers and the subsequent Peterloo Massacre in 1819. Participants will stop off at the Bamford memorial and several other locations along the way before arriving at St Peter's Field in Manchester around 12.30pm.
For more info, contact Martin Gittins on 07760 430577
For more events, go to the events page.
Photograph of the Month
|St Leonards's Square as seen in 'Middleton Through Time' (See advert on page). Click on image for the bigger picture. © Middletonia|
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