War memorial, Tintwistle
Tintwistle is a village in Cheshire, in the high hills in very north-eastern part of that county, its parish being the easternmost in Cheshire and forming a division between Derbyshire to the south and Yorkshire to the north. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,401.
Tintwistle lies at the lower end of Longdendale, just north of Glossop in Derbyshire. It is divided in two by the busy A628 road. The older part of the village sits on the northern side of the road, set back on the valley side.
Some buildings in the old part of the village are said to date back to the 16th century, including the Bull's Head. public house. A section of the village is within the Peak District national park boundary and is designated a conservation area. Most of the buildings in the newer parts of the village are of the Victorian period or later and sit closer to, or to the south of the A628, towards Hadfield, Derbyshire.
Culture and community
The well in the old part of the village is decorated every year as part of the custom of well dressing, one found elsewhere in the Peak District. There is also a Children's Gala held each summer.
Tintwistle is home to two brass bands:
- Arnfield Brass, based at Tintwistle Liberal and Working Men's Club on Church Street
- Tintwistle Band, based at the Band Room on Old Road
Tintwistle hosts an annual race around the local reservoirs in which young and old from the village and surrounding areas compete. The children's race has been won twice by "Tinsleonian" Lyam Bradley who is joint record holder with Kurtis Lindsay who has also won it twice.