Below you will find some important milestones in Shaw & Crompton’s history.
May 23, 2012
Metrolink tram service opens to Shaw and Crompton.
July 17, 2007
Asda supermarket opens
Asda supermarket opened on site of old Dawn Mill.
July 17, 1982
Greenfield Lane School closed
Greenfield Lane School closed, later to be demolished and Aldi Store built on site.
May 24, 1977
The Town Hall was demolished
May 29, 1970
The by-pass, Crompton Way, was completed
May 14, 1919
A tank was given to the people of Shaw
A tank was given to the people of Shaw in recognition of their record-breaking war savings effort. It was driven from Shaw Station to Dunwood Park, where it remained until being given for use as scrap metal during the Second…
May 22, 1912
Dunwood Park Opened
Dunwood Park opened to the public on 14th September. The land had been given to the town by Captain Abram Crompton and his nephews, and had been formally handed over to the Council on Coronation Day, 22nd June 1911. Dunwood…
May 29, 1899
Public baths opened
May 29, 1869
New Holy Trinity Church
Miss Mary Cocker laid the foundation stone for the new Holy Trinity Church, built as a replacement for Shaw Chapel.