Grant funding towards capital projects has been a bit thin on the ground of late, but we are pleased to let you know that we will be now accepting new grant applications! For Tyldesley will be undertaking a Shopfront Enhancement Project (as part of the Tyldesley High Street Heritage Action Zone). The aim of the project is to spread the remaining Action Zone grant funding across multiple shops, in order to have a wide impact, rather than full repair/replacement to one or two properties. For more information, please go to 'how to apply for a grant' page. Closing date for the submission of Expression of Interest forms will be 12pm on Tuesday 29th November 2022.

Well the rain stayed away so we could enjoy all the activities while we waited for Ella to get back from training and switch on the lights. Have a look through this gallery of amazing images taken by our local photographer Ryan Bowen 07391 601375 or Get in touch with him if you would like the photos for yourself in a higher resolution. Thanks to all who attended and the performers who made the night one of the best Christmas light switch on the town has seen in years. Well done to Vicky Tyrrell, all the volunteers, Radio M29 and back stage crew at Leisuretec for making the night a great success.

Christmas Light Switch On

The event really brought the town together, seeing old faces and new faces.

The scaffolding was finally removed this weekend following the fitting of the first-floor windows over the weekend. This will make it easier for the joiners to fit the new shop front to Franks Café which was delivered this morning, hopefully it will be fitted this week, and the glazing will follow on at a later date.  Thanks to Tyldesley Historical Society for researching the advertisement revealed on the Lime Street elevation. With a bit more digging we plan to refresh the sign using traditional signwriting skills.

New stylish windows

Delivery of shop frontage

Welcome to England’s largest festival of history and culture!

Every September her in Tyldesley we organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.

In 2022 our Heritage Open Days are Fri 9th - Sun18th September and include heritage walks, church and mining tours, art trails, art and photography exhibitions, and heritage craft experiences including leatherworking/loom weaving/wet felting.

Find out more here

Tyldesley - Elliott Street - Heritage Action Zone - Image courtesy of Historic England Archive 2022
Chris Jackson - Radio M29s Sunday breakfast presenter as Noel Gallagher

Well, we've finally sobered up and got around to sharing the pictures of the events with you all.

20 bands, 8 spoken word artists and one show - John Osborne's John Peels Shed spread over 6 venues on the high street.

I'm sure you'll agree that Ryan Bowen and his mate Rob Price did a great job of capturing the spirit of the day. Our friends at Tyldesley's Radio M29 made sure everyone was entertained while the artist were swapping over and you can meet the presenters again at the upcoming Makers Market and Christmas Lights switch on. Have a flick through the images and share any photos you took with us too. Big thanks to all the volunteers at Radio M29 and everyone else who joined in to make the week long festival a success. If you cant remember how much fun you had, try and spot yourself in this gallery of images.

High Street Design Guide launch 5.15 to 7.15 on the 8th September 119 Elliott Street

Creating a considered, robust shop front that responds to its surroundings will benefit your business. If your business is located within a modern building, a well proportioned modern design will often be the most appropriate. Alternatively, if your property is older, a more traditional style and approach should be considered. This document will help you navigate the whole process and connect you to the agencies who can help you with your project.

This quick guide supplements the comprehensive guide For Tyldesley will be launching on the 8th of September in the HAZ office next to the Half Moon. Traders, property owners and friends and family of Paul Kinsella are also welcome, a page in the guide is dedicated to his memory and contribution to the HAZ.

Few people know that Tyldesley is a Conservation Area and apart from the usual planning restrictions there are some other considerations that traders and building owners need to be aware of when they’re planning improvements .This handy guide will hopefully inspire owners to consider more sympathetic improvements and prevent costly mistakes. Friends and family of Paul Kinsella are also welcome, a page in the guide is dedicated to his memory and contribution to the HAZ.

Traders and property owners are welcome to drop in to the HAZ office, next to the Half Moon for a drink and a chat while they collect their own personal copy of the Design Guide, from 5.15 to 7.15 on the 8th September. 

Students from Manchester School or Architecture are working in collaboration with For Tyldesley to propose designs for the redevelopment of a small green space along Tyldesley’s historic high street known locally as Ponky's Park. The project will allow students to prepare and undertake a public consultation with key stakeholders and community groups, in order to develop and test themes and inspire design ideas. Students will collaboratively produce design proposals in response to the feedback collected from the community, creating illustrative visuals, drawings and models of the green space. Throughout this workshop, students will develop skills in sketching, model making (both physical and digital), Indesign, Photoshop and rendering softwares, in addition to valuable skills in communication, public speaking, and organisation through stakeholder engagement activities. A consultation/presentation event and venue will be announced soon. Please point your phone camera at the QR code below to take part in the survey.

Point your camera phone at this code to take part in the survey.

Music Festival

On Sunday 18th September saw the culmination of the Tyldesley Arts & Heritage Festival with a day-long music takeover... local radio station M29 curated a fantastic mix of local favourites plus ones-to-watch. From early in the afternoon til evening, across Tyldesley's historic pubs and friendly bars they had live acts playing totally free for the delights of locals and new visitors alike. The event was great, brought people together, generated revenue for local businesses and gave people local to the area who are inspiring performers a vehicle to perform in front of 100's of people.

The Music festival was a massive success with the locals and everyone that was involved. I think a few peoples heads hurt the next morning. A massive thank you to everyone who took part in the day.

Take a look at some of the photos that were captured by the local photographer of the area Ryan Bowen.

From early afternoon til evening, across Tyldesley's historic pubs and friendly bars there'll be live acts playing totally free for the delights of locals and new visitors alike

Tyldesley favourites Moon Candy ready to bring the house down

rising star Jacob Reddy

the Dropouts in action at nearby Lilford Park Rock n Stroll Festival

innovative singer songwriter Paul Bennett

Have you spotted the supersized mural on the corner of Common Lane/Elliott Street? 'Course you have!

Who did it? Where did it come from? What's its story?

Become a street art detective with us and discover the mural's inspiration.....

We have been working with Radio M29 to produce a series of Tyldesley Tales, local stories from days gone by. Places where Tyldesley people used socialise, work and live that have long since disappeared. Local lad Vince Mather is our first contributor. He explains how moving to Princes Avenue was like "living in paradise". Stories from Astley Green Colliery as an apprentice electrician and how his wife sold thousands of M&S knickers from her new shop on Elliott Street. Look out for updates when the series goes live on Radio M29