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World War 1 Show back by popular demand

World War 1 Show

Back By Popular Demand – The World War 1 Show makes a second appearance in Uppermill!

Uppermill Stage Society will be performing their World War 1 Show, “Keep the Home Fires Burning”, again on July 18th and 19th at Ebenezer Church, School Street, Uppermill.

Written by Lindsey and Paul Bradbury, […]

View plans for new development on Ward Lane

Proposal for a new development on Ward Lane, Diggle.

Forthcoming Events in Saddleworth and Lees

2013 Saddleworth Ruchcart (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

Events in Saddleworth and Lees 2014

Diggle Summer Fete

Diggle Primary School

Sunday 29th June


The Saddleworth Show

Saddleworth School

Saturday 12th July 12noon – 5pm

Sunday 13th July 10am – 5pm


Lees Village Fair

Springhead Football Club

Sunday 20th July

Dawson’s Field Annual Family Fun […]

OMBC to discuss infrastructure repairs

Oldham Council is to discuss a major programme of infrastructure repairs to roads, bridges and carriageways damaged by the severe wet weather that hit the borough last winter.

Cabinet will decide on the proposals when they meet on Monday, June 30. It follows a successful bid by the local authority for money from the Government’s […]

Saddleworth North: Monthly Crime Figures

CRIME DEC JAN FEB MAR APRIL MAY BURGLARY(Of homes) 1 0 6 4 1 1 BURGLARY OTHER(Shed, Garage, Business) 0 1 1 3 8 2 THEFT FROM A VEHICLE 5 0 4 5 1 2 THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE 0 1 3 2 0 1 CRIMINAL DAMAGE 4 2 1 5 4 4 […]

2014 Diggle Fete

2014 Diggle Fete is on 29th June at Diggle Primary School. Doors open at 1pm

Live Blues Music in Saddleworth


You saw Reverand Peyton’s Big Damn Band last summer at Friezland, but this time the Reverend has requested a bigger venue where he can see y’all dancing because once he gets started, you just can’t stay in your seat. The Oak Room at the White Hart at Lydgate is a great venue. We are […]

Beer and Music Festival at the White Hart

2014 Diggle Blues Festival

Gallery of selected images taken at the 2014 Diggle Blues Festival

Garron Firth, Diggle Hotel (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

Angelo Palladino, Woolyknit Cafe (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

Backwater Blues Band, Kilngreen Hall (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

Backwater Blues band, Kilngreen Hall (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

Sons of the Delta, Hanging Gate (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)


Arrangements for Whit Friday in Diggle

2013 Whit Walks (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

by Lynda Elmore and Brian Cliffe, Diggle Whit Friday Committee

The Whit Friday Walk will take place this Friday 13 th June, starting from Kilngreen Church at 9.15 am.

Hopefully it will be a little warmer this year- the weather was not kind to us at all in […]