A very early Manchester football derby in support of a local mining disaster

Hyde Lane CollieryHistorically Manchester was in Lancashire but to the east in nearby Hyde, which in those days was across the county border in Cheshire, was Hyde Lane Colliery. It was located alongside the Lower Peak Forest Canal and what is now known as Manchester Road. It started extracting coal about 1794 following the completion … More A very early Manchester football derby in support of a local mining disaster

What’s in the name of a house? – YEGORYEVSK, Longhurst Lane, Mellor

Mellor, a small village established during the cotton revolution, sitting in the foothills of the Pennines is arguably the remotest village in Greater Manchester. Historically it was in Derbyshire, incorporated into Cheshire in 1936, and finally gobbled up by Greater Manchester in 1974. Though it is an ancient village, the main road through it, Longhurst … More What’s in the name of a house? – YEGORYEVSK, Longhurst Lane, Mellor

Operation Chastise – The Dambusters a minute-by-minute account

A minute-by-minute account of the famous Dambuster Raid by 19 special Avro Lancaster bombers and their ‘Bouncing Bombs’ which took place during the evening of 16 – 17 May 1943. My book, with some unique documents, gives the true storey of the Flight Engineer of Dambuster Z-Zebra. My book which includes some unique documents – … More Operation Chastise – The Dambusters a minute-by-minute account

Mellor History Maps

By popular demand! a series of maps showing some of the historic locations with Mellor parish boundary. I will add more over time, but please feel free to comment or correct. Mills Coal Mines Football pitches Pubs present and past Marple Bridge historical sites Links Ludworth Moor Collieryhttps://pleszak.blog/2021/12/13/ludworth-moor-colliery/ Rod Thackray paintingshttps://pleszak.blog/2021/11/13/rod-thackray-paintings-n-e-w/ Oldknow’s Seathttps://pleszak.blog/2021/08/18/oldknows-seat/ MELLOR – … More Mellor History Maps

Rod Thackray Paintings

Paintings and sketches by Mellor artist Rod Thackray Click on the image to see full size and use arrows to scroll through each section All are available to buy. For sizes, media, and price enquire using contact page. Ludworth Moor Colliery Mellor Other paintings and sketches Industrial New Mills Steam engines