Mossley is a small town and civil parish in Greater Manchester, within the Borough of Tameside. The town is situated in the upper section of the Tame Valley on the foothills of the Pennines.
Mossley is renowned for its location at the conjunction of the historic county boundaries of Lancashire, Cheshire and West Yorkshire. Local warding and ecclesiatstic matters are maintained in Mossley according to each of these boundaries.
Mossley often run local events with its neighbouring areas; Mossley along with Stalybridge and Uppermill, Saddleworth worked to launch the annual Whit Friday Band Contest, a brass band event that is internationally renowned. This came into fruition when the three towns held seperate brass band events in 1884.
George Lawton was the son of magistrate John Lawton, and had inherited a family fortune; upon his death in 1949, he left most of his entire estate to the people of Mossley. The George Lawton Hall was built as part of his estimated £40,000 estate, which is a testiment to his generosity.Mossley Hall