People who live and work in Mossley are justifiably proud of their heritage. After all, this town of stone houses and steep streets is unique in that it is built on three levels: Top Mossley, Bottom Mossley and Roughtown. No matter where you live though it is a wonderful residential environment with magnificent views and stirring countryside on your doorstep.
Despite its remoteness, Mossley is surprisingly self-sufficient in that it boasts a colourful market, plus a rich variety of independent shops as well as major supermarkets. With a growing level of commerce and industry in the town there is also an increasing opportunity for local employment. Mossley also stands on the main Trans-Pennine rail route, which means it is easy to travel to major centres in both Lancashire and Yorkshire. Mossley is also a paradise for leisure with the beautifully restored Huddersfield Narrow Canal providing excellent walks and canal cruising while more strenuous walking is available along the Tame Valley or on the neighbouring moorlands.
Whit Friday Band Contest
In 1884, Mossley was amongst the founders of the world-famous Whit Friday Band Contest. This is an enduring tradition that is still enthusiastically supported and remains one of the most important days in the Mossley calendar.
• George Lawton Hall is a thriving community centre
• The town is overlooked by the ancient Buckton Castle
• Many exclusive residential locations
• Legend says that England’s first ‘chippy’ was in Mossley
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