Category Archives: Mellor

Who I am voting for in Hazel Grove 2015

We are now in the last few days of this election campaign, and it is “make your mind up” time. For Labour, here in Hazel Grove, we have Michael Taylor. A hundred times out of a hundred, if it was … Continue reading

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Michael Taylor Labour candidate for Hazel Grove

Could you give me a one minute biography? My Father was a milkman, my mother a nurse. I am originally from Lancaster. A product of the grammar school system I was the first person in my family to go to … Continue reading

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All aboard for the Hazel Grove candidates

Thirty days to go and a quick drive around some of the main roads around Romiley, Marple, Marple Bridge and Mellor reveal  little visibility of the old methods of electioneering. Before twitter, facebook, endless TV coverage and cheap printing, the … Continue reading

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The funeral of Phil McCartney

took place at 1pm on the 22nd January 2013 at St Thomas’s Church Mellor. It was a cold day with the ground covered with snow but brightened by sunshine. As expected, there was an exceptional attendance with various estimates of … Continue reading

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Phil McCartney’s Funeral

The funeral of Phil McCartney will take place at Mellor Church at 1pm on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013. The response to my short piece on Phil’s death has been remarkable. Many people have taken the trouble to express their feelings … Continue reading

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Phil McCartney, The Royal Oak

A sad day in Mellor today as we learned of the sudden death of one of the village’s most well known figures. Phil McCartney, the landlord of The Royal Oak, Longhurst lane collapsed at the bar on the evening of … Continue reading

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It’s a cold foggy November day, it’s time to choose my PCC

A website set up by the government’s Home Department ( I thought it was an Office?) asks me to Choose my PCC ? What does this mean? Press Complaints Commission? Parochial Church Council ? Portable C Compiler…why didn’t they spell … Continue reading

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