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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 [...]

Whit Friday Band Contest to Hit the Right Notes

Whit Friday 2013 (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

Thousands of people from across the borough and beyond are set to enjoy a spectacular day of free entertainment at the famous Whit Friday band contests.

Oldham Council has been providing help and financial support to ensure the 2014 Saddleworth and Lees contests hit the right notes once [...]

Saddleworth Christmas Illuminations Results 2013


Winner Swan Inn, The Square, Dobcross

Second Prize Cross Keys Inn, Running Hill Gate, Uppermill


Winner NK. Hair Studios, High Street, Uppermill

Second Prize Studio Five, New Street, Uppermill

Highly Commended Face & Beauty, Oldham Road, Grotton


Winner Eden, High Street, [...]

Diggle Band Contest Presentation

Diggle’s windy Whit Walk

Click on any photograph to see the Whit Walk gallery.



Thousands set to enjoy the Whit Friday Band Contest

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.

This [...]

Whit Friday – Bus timetables and parking restrictions

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 [...]

“What’s On” at Diggle Band Club


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 [...]

A message from the chairman of the Diggle Whit Friday Committee

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 [...]

Diggle Band’s 2013 concert dates

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

Sat [...]