Springhead, Greater Manchester facts for kids
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Situated along the eastern edge of the Greater Manchester Urban Area, Springhead is contiguous with the village of Lees, and the Austerlands, Scouthead and Grotton areas of Saddleworth.
Springhead got its name from a building in the village called Springhead House. In the back garden of the house was a spring and they named Springhead after that house.
The main hub is the Post Office where at Christmas the Christmas Tree is placed and then the lights are switched on. There is also a Community Centre and 2 schools.
Springhead has a football club (Springhead A.F.C.) who field three teams in the Manchester Football League, and a cricket club (Springhead CCC) who field two teams in the Greater Manchester Cricket League. Both play at locations within the town, at John Knott Street and Mayfield Avenue respectively. Springhead CCC 1XI Captain is Craig Simpson for 2016 whilst the 2XI is captained by Keith Lees.
- Thomas Steele, recipient of the Victoria Cross
- Annie Kenney, 19th century, English working class suffragette
Springhead has many different bus services such as
184, 180, 343, X81, 418
There are also taxi services from Lees.
Historically there was a railway named the Grotton and Springhead Railway. This has now been destroyed and replaced with a bridle path commonly known as 'The Railway'.
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