Articles from March 2011



The Battle of Bridge 42 is not over yet

The Battle of Bridge 42 is far from over.  Whaley Bridge residents who failed to win the argument last autumn over Network Rail’s plan to demolish the listed bridge and eventually increase freight traffic on the line now have another (more…)

Taxal charity brings hope to real life Slumdog kids

A party of supporters of the Taxal-based charity Life Association, including pupils of New Mills School, has just returned from India.  They took with them gifts, equipment and (more…)

Here’s a challenge – Goyt Valley 21k walk

People are being invited to join GV21 – the Goyt Valley 21k Walk on Saturday 7 May.  It will take you through some lovely stretches of the parish of Whaley Bridge in (more…)

Jill’s shocking pink raises cancer awareness

Jill Capson, wife of Whaley Bridge Village Barber Tony, is busy organising a campaign to help breast cancer awareness and research.  Jill is  a local ‘ambassador’ for the charity Genesis.  She herself is recovering from breast cancer, a disease (more…)

Water Weekend gets tidal wave of support

A TIDAL wave of support for the Whaley Water Weekend at the annual general meeting gave the committee a boost as they plan this year’s event on Saturday and Sunday 11 and 12 June.  Two years ago, with the committee down to just two members, the event came close to going under.  At the 2011 AGM, 17 members of (more…)