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From my dad’s Rusholme cafe to the Kippax – one man’s love affair with Man City

Who remembers that moment you decided whether you were going to join the blue or red side of the city? Manchester is known for...

TAMG poll suggests readers are unhappy with Dominic Cummings’ explanation

The debate surrounding Dominic Cummings' explanation of why he travelled from London to Durham during lockdown has been discussed by our readers - and...

Best mates and motorhead who brought a little bit of Mexico to Manchester

Our editor, Bob Alston, is a bit of a motorhead - a fan of anything with an engine from being a young lad. Here...

Tales of my life in lockdown in Bolton

Our Bolton reporter Carole Ogden shares her thoughts on 'Life in Lockdown' from spring cleaning, gardening, finding a renewed love of cooking, writing poetry...

News in your area

“Extraordinary” over-80s wanted for photography exhibition

The winner of this year's Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award is looking for extraordinary people aged 80 and over to photograph. Laura Page was announced the...

Salford services join forces to increase online support in lockdown

More people than ever are being supported by Salford dementia services during the COVID19 health crisis – thanks to new online sessions – from...

Our poll says new Government message to “Stay Alert” is not clear

It is fair to say the change in messaging on lockdown from the Government this week has caused confusion amongst political leaders and the...

Hyde family business supports frontline staff with free PPE face shields

A Hyde family business has supplied frontline key workers with 2000 PPE face shields to date – to support the community. Brother and sister Derek...

The new ‘Rochdale Pioneers’: social club for the over 50s attracts international attention

Rochdale and Oldham reporter Mike Dodd introduces us to and takes us behind the scenes of a social group of which he is a...

50,000 residents to get a ‘keeping well at home’ booklet

A new booklet welcomed by the Mayor of Greater Manchester is being sent to 50,000 residents to help them stay well at home during...

Art & Culture

Light The Torch: Pride In Ageing

 Written by Bury reporter, Pauline Smith 50 thousand of us Old and bold Old and not so bold We are the older LGBT people In Our Place In all ten...

A Special Man

Submitted by Bury reporter, Pauline Smith as a dedication to our TAMG editor, Bob Alston. This man is special, very special A man of many talents One...

“Extraordinary” over-80s wanted for photography exhibition

The winner of this year's Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award is looking for extraordinary people aged 80 and over to photograph. Laura Page was announced the...

The (Vintage) show must go on!

The radio hosts of ALL FM’s Vintage FM show relaunch in lockdown - thanks to the power of technology. Don Berry and Mike Bath usually...

Delve into Manchester Memories with new Archives service

The Manchester libraries' Archives+ service has launched a series of online memory boxes to connect people to their local history while in lockdown. Siobhan O'Connor,...

Brew Buddies

Lonely and frightened Living alone Scared of abuse just for going outside No telephone calls Lonely and frightened.   Where are those helpers? People who understand me LGBT like me Who know how...

Podcasts

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

From my dad’s Rusholme cafe to the Kippax – one man’s love affair with Man City

Who remembers that moment you decided whether you were going to join the blue or red side of the city? Manchester is known for...

Best mates and motorhead who brought a little bit of Mexico to Manchester

Our editor, Bob Alston, is a bit of a motorhead - a fan of anything with an engine from being a young lad. Here...

Tales of my life in lockdown in Bolton

Our Bolton reporter Carole Ogden shares her thoughts on 'Life in Lockdown' from spring cleaning, gardening, finding a renewed love of cooking, writing poetry...

From Wales to Wigan – memories of the Casino Club

Member of the TAMG community, Steven Jones, shares his account of making the pilgrimage from Llanraheadr-ym-Mochnant to Wigan in a quest to Keep The...

Bond, the bear and me – Paddington fan’s own tale of travels to London

Jane Lesley Pearson has been a Paddington Bear fan since she was a child but never dreamed of becoming friends with the famed author...

I met my first love in Belle Vue….and they called it puppy love

In 1971 I was free, single, and at 12 – and that’s how it should be! But I was in love with a boy...

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Letters

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...

Campaigning for walkers to keep left

Dear Editor, When I was at school, we were encouraged to keep left when walking through corridors - which I think is still general practice...

Coronavirus means new challenges to combat loneliness

Dear Editor, It is a very worrying time for everybody at the moment and all our circumstances are different. For all the people over 70...

Take up belly dancing to help you physically, mentally and socially

Dear Editor, A friend gave me a copy of your On The Record magazine, and I thought it was a brilliant idea! I am 54, and...

Nostalgia

Best mates and motorhead who brought a little bit of Mexico to Manchester

Our editor, Bob Alston, is a bit of a motorhead - a fan of anything with an engine from being a young lad. Here...

Delve into Manchester Memories with new Archives service

The Manchester libraries' Archives+ service has launched a series of online memory boxes to connect people to their local history while in lockdown. Siobhan O'Connor,...

Remembering Frank Sidebottom – a cult figure on the Manchester comedy and music scene

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the death of the talented Chris Sievey (the man behind the papier mâché head of Frank Sidebottom). Chris,...

From Wales to Wigan – memories of the Casino Club

Member of the TAMG community, Steven Jones, shares his account of making the pilgrimage from Llanraheadr-ym-Mochnant to Wigan in a quest to Keep The...

Growing up in Ashton-on-Mersey in the Fifties

Talking About My Generation reader Jane Thompson shares a snapshot of memories of growing up in Ashton-on-Mersey in the 1950s: with a tour through...

Sport

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...

Men kick-start fitness and friendships at Walking Football

Have you ever fancied a kick about but have been told you are 'past it'? Try telling that to Salford Community Walking Football, who...

On Yer Bike for Wigan’s Summer Shindig

Age UK Wigan Borough held its Summer Shindig at the DW Stadium to showcase the various ways people can keep moving and stay active...
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