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Latest in Middleton
Car and dog stolen by opportunistic thief
A man’s car and dog were stolen when he left his keys in the ignition of his car at a recycling centre in Middleton. Shortly after 5.10pm on Saturday 1 March, a 51-year-old man was taking some bags to a skip at the Virdor waste recycling plant at Spring Vale, when a car thief jumped into his silver Kia Venga, registration LD62 ENF.........For more go to News
Large amount of cash stolen in cash in transit robbery
A man was threatened by robbers who stole a money box containing a large amount of cash. At about 1.20pm on 24 February, a 50-year-old man was leaving Weatherspoons on Long Street, Middleton having just made a cash collection..................For more go to News
This Month in Middleton History
Birth of Ashton Lever
Ashton Lever was born on 5th March, 1729. He was born into landed gentry who resided at Alkrington Hall, a family of considerable wealth and local power. His father, Darcy Lever, had served as High Sheriff of Lancashire and died in 1742 when Ashton was 13 years old. With no father-figure in his youth, he wasted much of his teens and 20s with no aspirations or aims in life and didn't do an awful lot at all. He almost beat Harbord Harbord title of Lord of the Manor of Middleton as he courted heiress Mary, daughter of Lord Ralph, but Ralph disapproved of Ashton's carefree lifestyle and lack of ambition, wanting better for his daughter, and so refused to allow them to marry.
Click here for more about Ashton Lever in People & Places
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Article of the Month
Schwabe is a name in Middleton's history that most of us have heard of. Many know that Salis Schwabe was the man behind the calico printing factory in Rhodes with its famous chimney, who employed hundreds of Middletonians in his time and that he, along with his wife, Julia, were much adored and respected for their kindness to their work-force and the provision of educational facilities for the children of the town, but what else do we know of this couple who achieved so much, touched the lives of so many locals, and had associations with people in high places, some of whom they even brought to the town? ........................For more, go to People and Places.
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Event of the Month in Middleton
Friday 21st March
Stakehill Industrial Estate (outside Bookers Cash & Carry). 5pm
Safe Plate Day
Middleton motorists can upgrade their cars security for free by having their number plates 'thief proofed' to combat a growing trend in crime. The Safe Plate days will involve police community support officers fitting special one-way screws to registration plates free of charge. The screws, which cannot be easily removed, are then covered with a security cap as an added deterrent.
For more events, go to the events page.
Photograph of the Month
|Idler's Corner, as seen in 'Middleton Through Time'. (See advert on page). Click on image for the bigger picture. © Middletonia|
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