Below you will find some important milestones in Shaw & Crompton’s history.

2012
May 23, 2012

Metrolink tram service opens to Shaw and Crompton.

Metrolink tram service opens to Shaw and Crompton.

2007
July 17, 2007

Asda supermarket opens

Asda supermarket opens

Asda supermarket opened on site of old Dawn Mill.

1982
July 17, 1982

Greenfield Lane School closed

Greenfield Lane School closed

Greenfield Lane School closed, later to be demolished and Aldi Store built on site.

1977
May 24, 1977

The Town Hall was demolished

1970
May 29, 1970

The by-pass, Crompton Way, was completed

The by-pass, Crompton Way, was completed

1919
May 14, 1919

A tank was given to the people of Shaw

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…

1912
May 22, 1912

Dunwood Park Opened

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…

1899
May 29, 1899

Public baths opened

Public baths opened

1869
May 29, 1869

New Holy Trinity Church

New Holy Trinity Church

Miss Mary Cocker laid the foundation stone for the new Holy Trinity Church, built as a replacement for Shaw Chapel.