Up Our Street is a community engagement and heritage programme enabling people to explore the rich history of Mossley’s high street sand those stories and elements that contribute to making our high streets a fantastic place to work, visit and explore.
The history of Mossley’s high streets is the history of its people. Though times change and the high streets have had their ups and downs, they continue to serve the community well, with their many friendly shops, pubs, cafes, and community centres. Mossley was home to the first Co-operative Society shop in Tameside in 1856, has been a Fairtrade Town since 2011, boasts claim to the UK’s oldest chippy and our research revealed that JD Sports began on one of Mossley's high streets. For a small town, it has always had a lot going on!
It has been fascinating uncovering little known tales of the town’s past, which are shared via the Up Our Street website. Visit the website https://www.globalgrooves.org/learn/up-our-street where you will find stories and archive images illuminating Mossley history and ///what3wordsmapping links to you can explore the sites on a trail around the town.