Skip to main content

Summer 2019Editor's welcome

Editor’s Words

This issue’s cover features a vintage Mini loaned to us by local businessman Jonathan Rigg, and inside is a celebration of local culture, arts, music, people, fashion, lifestyle and business.

Katie Davies spoke to the new Man of Rochdale, John Kay, about his charity work with Rochdale Connections Trust and the local branch of the NSPCC.

This year is the 70th anniversary of Turners Dance Studio and the founder’s grandson, Paul-Michael Jones, talks about his grandparents’ legacy and the studio today.

Michelle Kight spoke to Tom Szakaly about Noddy’s Puncture – his Emerson Lake and Palmer (ELP) tribute band – and about meeting the legendary Keith Emerson.

Deborah Vines, from The Menopause Clinic, based in Heywood, explains bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

The world’s first plastic-free glitter has been developed in Rochdale by Ronald Britton.

Ste Walton takes us on a tour of Healey Dell and Ian Kimber shows us which species of birds we might see on a walk round Hollingworth Lake.

We have recipes from Natasha Brown of Brown’s Cakes and former professional footballer Keith Hicks tells us about the work of Rochdale AFC’s Football in the Community Trust.

We also have features about Rochdale Cycling Club, the Northern Baroque Orchestra, Skylight Circus and Heywood Amateur’s production of The Addams Family.

I hope you enjoy the magazine and do please support our advertisers.

Thank you.


122 Yorkshire Street
OL16 1LA
01706 523583