Tameside

Tameside

  • TAMESIDE is my home borough. It takes its name from the river Tame, which runs through it. The towns of Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne, Audenshaw, Droylesden, and Denton, are on the west bank. Stalybridge, Dukinfield, Hyde, and Longdendale, on the east bank.
  • The borough borders Manchester to the west, Oldham to the north, Stockport to the south, and the High Peak to the east.
  • It is home to several natural habitats, including the Tame Valley, the Medlock Valley, the Longdendale Valley, the Daisy Nook Country Park, the Stalybridge Country Park, and the Werneth Low Country Park.
  • Nico Ditch, an Anglo-Saxon earthwork that leads to Stretford from Ashtonunder-Lyne, is visible in Denton, and is a Scheduled National Monument. The borough has 3 postcodes: Manchester (M) in Audenshaw, Denton, and Droylesden. Oldham (OL) in Ashton-under-Lyne and Mossley. Stockport (SK) in Dukinfield, Hyde, Stalybridge, and Longdendale.
  • These towns all became mill towns during the Industrial Revolution. Many still remain, such as Cavendish Mill in Ashton-under-Lyne, Tower Mill in Dukinfield, and Copley Mill in Stalybridge.
  • Tameside was severely affected by the Lancashire Cotton Famine (1861-1865), and there was a riot in Stalybridge in 1863.
  • It has 3 churches that were built before the 17th century: St Michael and All Angels, Mottram-in-Longdendale (c.1225), St Michael and All Angels, Ashton-under-Lyne (c.1262), and St Lawrence’s, Denton (c.1531).
  • The borough has around 220 thousand residents, and is represented by a Labour controlled council, and 3 Labour MPs in the constituencies of Ashton-under-Lyne, Denton and Reddish, and Stalybridge and Hyde.