BEST ILLUMINATED PUB
Winner Swan Inn, The Square, Dobcross
Second Prize Cross Keys Inn, Running Hill Gate, Uppermill
BEST ILLUMINATED SHOP WINDOW
Winner NK. Hair Studios, High Street, Uppermill
Second Prize Studio Five, New Street, Uppermill
Highly Commended Face & Beauty, Oldham Road, Grotton
BEST DECORATED SHOP WINDOW
Winner Eden, High Street, [...]
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Diggle Band, Whit Friday (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013)
Thousands of people are set to enjoy a spectacular day of free entertainment at the famous Whit Friday band contests in Saddleworth.
Oldham Council has been providing organisational help and financial support to ensure the 2013 Saddleworth and Lees contests hit the high notes once again.
Please see the following diversion and road closures that will affect services travelling through Saddleworth on Whit Friday.
First bus have worked closely with Oldham Council, Greater Manchester Police and Event Organisers to try and keep service disruption to a minimum.
I an Hulse, Operations Manager said, “The diversions and road closures are necessary due [...]
24th May – Whit Friday. Watch out for the band clubs beer stall at the bottom of the drive – selling beer, locally made gourmet pies, band cd. Also (hopefully) the launch of the fundraising “I Dig Diggle” T-shirt.
25th May – Live band night – Final Destination [...]
Bandsmen in Diggle (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013)
Arrangements for the Diggle Whit Friday Procession 2013
This year’s procession will be led by Diggle Band and will include banners from the Village Churches Together and Kilngreen. The main body of the procession will be local uniformed organisations, villagers and a guest band.
After leaving Kilngreen Church [...]
Brian Taylor, Diggle Band
Sun 2st April – St Georges Day concert at Diggle Band Club
Fri 24th May – Whit Friday Band Contest
Fri 31st May – Mnozil Brass at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham
Sat 1st June – Mnozil Brass at Huddersfield Town Hall
Sun 2nd June – Mnozil Brass, Llangollen
2012 Whit Walk (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012)
Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, has issued a response addressing concerns about the future of Saddleworth’s Whit Friday Band Contests.
Debbie Abrahams said, “Following approaches from constituents I will do everything I can to support the organisers of Saddleworth’s Whit Friday Band Concerts as these [...]
Chief Superintendent Tim Forber (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2011)
Police in Oldham are wishing the community of Saddleworth and visitors a fun but safe time during this weekends’ festivities.
The annual Saddleworth Band Contests will take place across Saddleworth on 1 June 2012 from around 4pm.
Chief Superintendent Tim Forber, Oldham Divisional Commander said: “This popular [...]