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 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 [...]
Diggle Band (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013)
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.
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.
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 [...]