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Bikers rev-up support for cancer charity at sixties-themed event

Bikers in Tameside have been showing their support to a cancer charity - raising £400 at a sixties-themed afternoon. The bikers - the Globe Café...

Local artist paints Salfordians living through the pandemic

TAMG reader, Philip Westcott from Salford, shares his experiences of creating art during the pandemic: “Art can have a very therapeutic effect during this pandemic...

People needed for research on long-term physical health conditions

Manchester Metropolitan University are looking for Greater Manchester residents over 65 to participate in research around ageing in place with long-term physical health conditions. PhD...

Improve health and happiness through laughter and creativity

Robin Graham has been leading laughter sessions that increase wellbeing and support the local community. As director of Feelgood Communities CIC, Robin has over 20...

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Improve health and happiness through laughter and creativity

Robin Graham has been leading laughter sessions that increase wellbeing and support the local community. As director of Feelgood Communities CIC, Robin has over 20...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: I’ve been trying new things and rediscovering old talents during lockdown

As part of our new Talking About My Generation mental health series: Mind Yer ‘Ed, our reporter Andrea Maria Petrie spoke to Pauline Smith...

Call for women to join Greater Manchester gender equality panel

There are only a few weeks left to join a new panel that will help to help combat inequalities that women and girls are...

Bolton charity pays tribute to campaign ‘powerhouse’ who started Clare’s Law

Campaigner Michael Brown, who fought for a law change after his daughter was murdered by her ex-partner, has died aged 76 after a short...

Grafton Centre welcomes back members as the door open to a new normal

Our Tameside Reporter Bob Alston is back volunteering at the Grafton Centre - where members have been welcomed back with open arms. Here he...

Creative Care Kits are helping to combat loneliness during lockdown

Creative Care Kits have been distributed to 16,000 older people across Greater Manchester as part of an initiative to combat loneliness and inspire creativity...

Art & Culture

What A Strange Year

What a strange year up to now this has been, It’s opened our eyes as to what we have seen. We had our instructions and a...

Manchester

Manchester-based poet Mark Quinn (otherwise known as The Mancunian Poet) has shared this exclusive poem with Talking About My Generation, which will be featured in...

Our Talking about My Generation Top of the Pops

You have probably already guessed it but our newsroom is filled with music fans, so we have decided to start our very own Top...

Local artist paints Salfordians living through the pandemic

TAMG reader, Philip Westcott from Salford, shares his experiences of creating art during the pandemic: “Art can have a very therapeutic effect during this pandemic...

People needed for research on long-term physical health conditions

Manchester Metropolitan University are looking for Greater Manchester residents over 65 to participate in research around ageing in place with long-term physical health conditions. PhD...

Bolton’s Octagon launches summer of free creative events for over 50s

The Octogan theatre's 'ReAct' project is running lots of activities this summer - with some of the North West's most exciting artists getting involved...

Podcasts

Keeping Moving

In this episode, Jean, Bob, and Pauline talk about how, despite the restrictions of lockdown- we've managed to keep moving - from rediscovering local...

Life In Lockdown

Our reporters - Bob from Tameside and Jean from Chadderton - caught up with each other this week to present to you a very...

Volunteering

Bob, Christine and Tony tell us why they volunteering, how they got into volunteering and how it has changed their lives. Not one to...

Retirement Talk

In this episode of Changing The Record, our reporters discuss their varying experiences of a massive life change that faces us all - retirement.

Active Ageing

Episode 2 of the Changing The Record podcast looks at how to stay active as we age - hearing from views from different people...

Features

Bikers rev-up support for cancer charity at sixties-themed event

Bikers in Tameside have been showing their support to a cancer charity - raising £400 at a sixties-themed afternoon. The bikers - the Globe Café...

Our Talking about My Generation Top of the Pops

You have probably already guessed it but our newsroom is filled with music fans, so we have decided to start our very own Top...

Improve health and happiness through laughter and creativity

Robin Graham has been leading laughter sessions that increase wellbeing and support the local community. As director of Feelgood Communities CIC, Robin has over 20...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: I’ve been trying new things and rediscovering old talents during lockdown

As part of our new Talking About My Generation mental health series: Mind Yer ‘Ed, our reporter Andrea Maria Petrie spoke to Pauline Smith...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: Feeling in control and keeping in touch is helping me in lockdown

 As part of our new Talking About My Generation mental health series: Mind Yer ‘Ed our reporter Jodie Smith spoke to Paul Sherlock from...

Minding Your Mental Health: How taking on new learning in lockdown helped me cope

During lockdown, Sylvia Edwards completed an online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) course which consists of 60 hours of lessons. The 75-year-old from Worsley decided to...

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Letters

Memories of Oldham: 52 years later I’m still in the house I was born in

In reply to a Letter from our Editor: Is it an age thing? PART 2 - June 9, 2020 Dear Editor, I think the editor Bob...

LETTER FROM OUR EDITOR: IS IT AN AGE THING? PART 2

At the end of my last letter, I said my next real milestone was going to school for the first time, so this is...

Childhood Memories of Ashton-on-Mersey

In reply to the letter from our Editor - Is it an age thing? When I look back, I was very lucky to grow up...

LETTER FROM OUR EDITOR: IS IT AN AGE THING?

As I get older I find myself looking more in the past that I do in the future! Is this just me or is...

We can all help to protect our NHS

Dear editor, Re: Trade Talks taking place with the US now. This is something that affects us all, and could have a seriously detrimental impact on...

Nostalgia

Remembering Trafford Park Hotel: Childhood memories, finding love and ghostly guests

On Third Avenue down in Trafford Park, there stands a building unlike any other around it. Towering above the rest, the first thing you'll...

Aztecs, Parma Violets and Spiras: Survivors and relics of confectionery history

Here are some of the most adored chocolates and sweets from last 100 years. Some have survived and some have been sentenced to confectionery...

Memories and the history of Manchester’s Windrush Generation

On the morning of June 22, 1948, the HMT Empire Windrush pulled in to Tilbury docks, Essex, carrying 802 hopeful Caribbean migrants on board....

The cast of Corrie returns to the cobbles and we take a trip down memory lane

The Coronation Street cast has returned to the cobbles after being in lockdown. Over the past few months, the show had relied on its...

Love Me Do….The Beatles & Roy Orbison gig that rocked my world in Manchester, 1963

Radcliffe reporter, Pauline Smith, shares treasured memories of seeing the Fab Four perform in Manchester in 1963.  Becoming a teenager in 1961 was really a...

Sport

Walking football kicks-off again in Salford

Our Salford reporter and resident footballer, Chris Vickers, is excited about community football being back. Here he talks to us about how him and...

Chorlton Runners Stay Fit through lockdown

Chorlton Runners has members of all ages and abilities and regularly holds social events that bring them all together. Our reporter, Ruby Fatimilehin, spoke to...

Tired of running on empty? Get laced up ready for a Parkrun to keep fit

Ever feel like you are running on empty? There are 50,000 over 50s in Greater Manchester and we are apparently twice as likely to be...

KEEPING FIT AND HAVING FUN: THE BEAUTY OF BELLY DANCING

Sian Edward Davies, 64, started doing belly dancing as a fitness hobby in her early 30s but began teaching it at a turning point...

87-year-old Boxing Bill shows trainer the ropes

When Bill Kennedy started visiting Age UK Tameside two years ago, he had to use sticks to walk and was suffering badly from his...

Strictly Fun – how one couple turned their passion into a career

Alan and Ginny Newman thought it was plain sailing from now on. Alan had worked as a joiner in the same firm since he...
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