Diggle B Band will help to recreate the sounds and sights of a unique local tradition in a huge parade of arts and culture. They will join local performers this weekend to recreate the world famous Saddleworth and Oldham Whit Friday brass band contests.
Click on any photograph to see the Whit Walk gallery.
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 traditional [...]
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 [...]
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 at [...]
25th to 27th April – Down Memory Lane“, A little nostalgic reflection with extracts from classic radio sketches such as: Dick Barton, Round the Horne, Hancocks Half Hour, The Clitheroe Kid, Take it from Here, I’m sorry I haven’t a clue and songs from the 50′s -60′s.
Start time: 7.30 Venue: Kilngreen [...]
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
24th March Main Band Concert, Diggle Band Club, 7.30pm. – Soloist Evening
30th March Live & Local Band, Naughty Dog, Diggle Band Club -7.30pm
Saddleworth Civic Trust has an Illustrated Presentation on Thursday
18th April Saddleworth Museum Gallery, Uppermill. Kathy Fishwick, speaking on ‘Heritage – The Challenge.’ Free entry. Refreshments [...]
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