Anniversary Timeline to 2018
July 918 Aethelflaed daughter of King Alfred, leader of Mercians, dies at Tamworth, Staffs.
1348 7 July - the first case of the Black Death
1588 7 January - England loses its last possession in France (Calais)
1658 3 September - Oliver Cromwwell dies
1668 - Birth of Thomas Coram, seaman and philanthropist and founder of the London Foundling Hospital
1688 21 May - Birth of Alexander Pope, poet
1708 - The First Hyde Chapel built
1718 18 March - Birth of Thomas Chippendale, cabinet maker
1718 - British Convicts start being transported to penal colonies oversees
1728 3 July - Birth of Robert Adam, architect and interior designer
1728 7 November - Birth of James Cook, sea captain and explorer
1788 31 January - Death of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, 'Bonny Prince Charlie'
1788 31 January - Death of Thomas Gainsborough, portrait and landscape artist
1798 26 May - Irish Rebel Uprising
1808 - British West African Squadron is formed to suppress the Slave Trade
1812-1818 - Hampden Clubs are formed to advocate for Parliamentary Reform
1818 22 August - death of Warren Hastings first de factor Gov. General of India
1818 - construction of what is now the A57 road from Taylor Lane, Denton, to Reddish Bridge- replacing a circuitous route via Windmill Lane, Cornhill Lane etc.
See "About Denton", by Frank Brown, p35
1838 - Oliver Twist is published
1838 8 May - The Peoples Charter advocates Social and Political reform
1868 - First publication of Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women'
1918 6 February - Limited Vote for Women
1918 11 November Armistice bringing about end of hostilities in World War One
1918 Early Spring - Start of Spanish Flu Pandemic.
4th November 1918 Wilfred Owen of the Manchester Regiment and First World War poet dies at the Sambre-Oise canal, France.
1918 - Frank Hampson, illustrator and creator of Dan Dare, was born on 21 December 1918, in Audenshaw. See People who made Tameside and Oxford dictionary of National Biography
1928 7 September - All Women over 21 given the Vote
1938 12 February - The first Kinder Transport
1948 22 June - Post War Immigration Starts
1958 5 December - First motorway opens - The Preston Bypass
1968 Jan/Feb - Hull Triple Trawler disaster. 59 men of Hull fishing community lose their lives at sea. Women of community protest about safety at sea laws and bring about 88 safety measure
1958 6 February - The Munich Air disaster
1968 4 April - Martin Luther King, Civil Rights leader is shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee USA
1978 - the first Test Tube Baby born in Oldham - Louise Brown
1978 - Denton Local History Society is 40 years old in 2018 - more information about events to celebrate this later
Anniversary Timeline to 2017
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.