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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 http://spartacus-educational.com/PRblanketeers.htm

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.ashton-under-lyne.com/history/explosion.htm
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. https://www.martinrandall.com/iwm-anniversary

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.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/content/articles/2007/06/04/040607_stockport_crash_feature.shtml

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.



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