1707 The first Old Chapel is built in Dukinfield. http://www.ukunitarians.org.uk/dukinfield/index.htm
1717 John "Blind Jack" Metcalfe of Knaresborough was born. Yorkshire's most extraordinary son and an ancestor of my husband. http://gayandmike.co.uk/blindjack.htm
1747 Liverpool overtakes Bristol as the nations busiest Slaveport.
1787 13th May The First Fleet of Convicts sails for Australia
1807 The Slave Trade in Britain is abolished
1817 The March of the Blanketeers 10 March forerunner to Peterloo in 1819
Hugh Mason 1817 - 1886 Industrialist, Mill owner, Philanthropist. There is a statue of him in Trafalgar Square, Ashton
1837 20th June Queen Victoria ascends the Throne
1837 1st July the Start of Civil Registration
1847 Ashton-under-Lyne becomes a Borough Council
1847 5th April the First Municipal Park opened - Birkenhead
1857 5th March Stalybridge Corporation is formed
Francis Thompson 16th December 1859 - 13th November 1907 local poet
1917 Ashton Munitions disaster
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01q7vd4ion.htm I will be likely to add more about this event later
1917 The Imperial War Museum is created. 5 March 2017 will mark 100 years since the founding of the Imperial War Museum. MRT's Miles Rowland takes a look at how the museum has changed since its foundation.
1917 100th Anniversary Battle of Passchendaele.The terrible battle commenced on 31st July, continuing until 10th November.
1927 1st January The BBC created
Brian Wilde 1927 - 2008 Actor. Appeared in many programmes, his most famous being Last of the Summer Wine. Lived on Montague Road, Ashton
Coronation date of King George VI 12th May 1937.
Randal Mundy 1862 - 1937 -
teacher at Albion School, Poet, Linguist. Lived on Mellor Road, Ashton
1967 1st January The Beatles release Sergeant Pepper
1967 27 July Abortion and Homosexuality are legalised
1967 A British Midland flight full of holidaymakers was returning from Mallorca when the pilot suddenly lost power and the aircraft ploughed into a small patch of waste land at Hopes Carr in Stockport town centre at 10.09am on Sunday 4th June, 1967.
1997 1st May Labour Party Elected
25 June World's 1st live Satellite broadcast
31 August Diana Princess of Wales dies
30 September Radio One goes on air
Ronald Fraser 1930 -1997 - Actor, lived in Cockbrook. Appeared in more than 50 films and TV programmes
50th Anniversary of Mossley RNLI
Branch RNLI Fund Raising Committee is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a display in the George Lawton Hall during October and a book is being produced by Alison Wild and Shirley Howard recording past events. The Celebration Day is Thursday 5th October in the George Lawton Hall.
Albion United Reformed Church
Stamford St. East Ashton-u- Lyne
Celebrating 200 years
To Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Congregational Church, come and Sing Messiah November 12 2016. Click here to download this advertising flyer for more details and to book your place.