Bob Alston

Patch

About

Tameside reporter, website and magazine designer and editor.

Articles

Hyde based Grafton Centre re-opens to...

The Grafton Centre in Hyde, a lively community hub, has re-opened its doors once...

Have you ever heard of the...

Have you heard of the Growler? Neither had we until our editor Bob Alston...

Childhood memories: Being brought up in...

Tameside reporter and editor, Bob Alston, remembers 'Whitsun' as a lad in Ardwick, the...

New art book pays tribute to...

Elton Darlo is a true Mancunian and he is very proud of his roots....

Seeing the positives after a Year...

Dear Editor, Sat here reflecting on the one-year anniversary of lockdown in England during Covid-19...

Memories of spending Saturday’s ‘Donkey Stoning’...

Our Tameside reporter, Bob, revisits a time when he would get on his hands...

Brothers

I was told that when I was born you wanted a Drum, And when I...

Remembering Someone So Dear

A Boy, a Man, a Husband, a Dad, a Granddad, Always thoughtful and sometimes mad, Someone...

From the Mills of the North...

FROM THE MILLS OF THE NORTH WEST TO THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY – the...

Childhood Memories: From homebaking to darts...

Tameside Reporter Bob Alston shares his memories of growing up in Manchester from time...