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A Big Move for a Small School

The new outdoor classroom

by the Diggle Junior Reporters

In June 2014 Diggle Primary School decided to make some major changes to the organisation of the school. They called it, ‘The Big Move’.

Up until ‘the big move’ year group classes were located in different parts of the school making it difficult for groups [...]

Diggle Beavers Celebrate 21 Years

Back row left to right: Christine Smith, Linda Hall, Grandpa Green’s Carole Scholes and Richard Scholes (former Beaver), Anne Collier (Assistant District Commissioner for Beavers), Rev Duncan Rhodes. Front row left to right: Alfie Milovanovic, Finlay Ashton, Oliver Ashton (not in uniform as he will be joining at our next meeting and will be [...]

2014 Saddleworth Show

Details for the 2014 Saddleworth Show at Saddleworth Secondary School on 12th/13th July.

Church Road due to close for sewer work

A letter from United Utilities explaining when, and for how long, Church Road in Uppermill will be closed for sewer replacement work.

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 [...]

2014 Diggle Fete

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

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 [...]

Diggle residents say NO to OMBC in big way

Keith Lucas with local Saddleworth residents (Photo: Stuart Coleman © 2014)

Diggle residents today made their feelings clear about the proposed building of a new secondary school in Diggle by erecting a huge banner supporting the idea of keeping the school in Uppermill.

The sign reads:

“Save Saddleworth’s Greenbelt SAY NO to OMBC It’s [...]