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Category Archives: Ashton under Lyne

Climate Change and Steam Systems

You would not put the words climate change and steam systems together as most people look at steam as something from the past. But steam as a source of heat transfer technology could possibly be one of the cleanest forms of energy available; if the approach to boilers and steam distribution change. Many businesses will […]

Football in Ashton under Lyne a Short History

Football in Ashton under Lyne takes us right back to 1878 when Hurst Football Club was formed with the earliest recorded report coming in 1879. A game played on the 16th March 1879 against Hurst Red Star FC in their then colours of black and white stripes. The Robins as they are known now were […]

Walking in Ashton under Lyne Branch Line

Not far from my home and of course Besseges (Valves, Tubes and Fittings) Ltd is one of the best ways of enjoying walking in Ashton under Lyne. In days gone by there was once a railway track that ran from Ashton under Lyne to Oldham; via Park Bridge Iron and Steel Works. This particular Branch […]

Ashton under Lyne Murder on Turner Lane

Ashton under Lyne has many famous people in its long history, seeing events that are part of the fabric of the industrial north. The Chartists came and went, murdering a police officer here in the town, some paying for their crime and others not. About the same period as this in Bolton Lancashire a baby […]

Tameside Vision Could be very Expensive

Tameside the Carillion Initiative¬† For many years local businesses were bombarded by Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council with meetings and forums with Carillion. Our business when the constructor first appeared in Tameside attended many of these meetings and get togethers. So that we could as a Tameside merchant supply for future projects in the Borough; and […]

Ashton-under-Lyne Victory and Tears

With the end of a conflict that shattered Europe and the World, came the aftermath of such a monumental event. Local Industry here in Ashton-under-Lyne and beyond that had worked to feed the war effort with goods for soldiers and fighting; had the unenviable task of changing back to peace time manufacturing. Ashton-under-Lyne having already […]

Manchester Pipeline Supplier Quality Assured

Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd are a Manchester pipeline supplier based just outside the City; close to Junction 23 of the M60. We have operated for just over thirty years, under a management team which has been here almost from the start. The current Managing Director just celebrated a thirtieth anniversary with the business, […]

The Great War the Beginning of the End

By 1918 Ashton under Lyne had lost over 1500 men in The Great War, each life lost is its own tragedy. Families lost Fathers, Sons, Husbands and Brothers in a terrible conflict that was named the war to end all wars by the author H G Wells. As it turned out the human race have […]

Valve and Pipeline Man Ashton under Lyne to Stalybridge

Can there be anything less interesting than a walk to Stalybridge from Ashton under Lyne; and maybe if you were from the local area you would agree. But there is a great deal of community and history to see on the way and in modern Tameside; you can see the difference between the two towns […]

Ashton under Lyne History and Tragedy

For our latest series of Blogs on Ashton under Lyne, we have chosen to look at the final months of World War 1 and how it impacted on the people and the Town. Tragedy had already hit the local area a century ago last year when the local TNT factory exploded; resulting in many deaths […]