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2017 Diggle Blues Festival

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Whit Friday in Diggle

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The Greatest Free Show on Earth

Wit Friday walkers in Diggle (Photo: ©StuartColeman)

This year’s Whit Friday band contests are set to attract thousands of people to the borough – including musicians from as far afield as Switzerland and Australia.

Dubbed ‘the greatest free show on earth’, this traditional event dates back to 1884. Contests will run across 11 villages […]

Diggle Blues Festival Line-Up 2017

Thursday 15th June

7:30pm – 8:30pm The Gate Howlin’ Mat 9pm – 11pm Diggle Band Club Melvin Hancox Band

Friday 16th June

7pm – 8:30pm The Gate Beetroot Jam 9pm – 11pm Band Club Mighty Revelators

Saturday 17th June

3pm – 4:15pm Grandpa Greens Mississippi Malc 4:45pm – 6pm Woolyknits Mike Whellans 6:30pm – 8:30pm […]

Have you claimed the ‘Flood Resilience Grant’?

 

Fighting the flooding in Uppermill, Boxing Day 2015 (Photo: ©StuartColeman)

Courtesy of Christine Wilson

Saddleworth and Lees District Team

Please spread the word, see below or click on the link: http://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200578/emergencies/1574/flood_resilience_grant

Government grants of up to £5,000 are available for homeowners and businesses that have been flooded as a result of Storm Desmond […]

Diggle’s Christmas Lights Switch-On: 4th December

Event: The Diggle Christmas lights switch-on

Location: Diggle Band Club on 4th December 2016 at 2:30pm

2:30pm Mulled wine and minced pies

2:45pm Diggle School Choir and Diggle Band perform a selection of Christmas carols

3:30pm Procession to the Christmas tree site lead by Diggle Band

3:45pm Short service and community carol singing led by […]

Saddleworth Remembers

Diggle School Pupils Take Learning Outdoors

Children at Diggle Primary School now have a new exciting space where they can take their lessons outside to learn a host of valuable life skills.

Diggle school which has two acres of green space blending into the local hills, a forest area, a wide range of outdoor equipment and around twenty chickens has now […]

Review of the 2016 Diggle Blues Festival

Tom Attah, Woolyknits (Photo: ©StuartColeman)

by Dave Wood

The weather for the 2016 Diggle Blues Festival was glorious. The festival was a huge success with large crowds attending every gig.

During the past 6 years, approximately 60 bands or artists have appeared at the festival, so, in tribute, we invited back just a few […]

Turnpike Challenge 2016

2015 Turnpike Challenge (Photo:© StuartColeman)

by John Stocker

The second Turnpike Challenge Charity Bike ride was again held on the morning of Father’s day, 19th June. The joint venture between Saddleworth Rotary and Saddleworth Clarion Cycle Club attracted 60 riders of all age groups including one energetic Rotarian – John Ainley. The weather was […]