Whit Friday morning, Mossley and Uppermill, 08 June 2014
The people of Mossley and Uppermill turned out in their thousands to see the Whit Walks and were treated to some glorious weather. Compared with last year, where winter coats and umbrellas were the order of the day, it was shirt sleeves all round.
As with Dukinfield’s walks, marshals instead of police were the order of the day. They were brought in from external bodies, instead of opting for volunteer labour from each church. Both were generally well organised apart from a comedic moment with a plastic barrier outside High Street, Uppermill, in trying to let a Manchester bound 184 bus through.
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1. Mossley’s Whit Walks
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2. Uppermill’s Whit Walks
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One More Thing (a note for next year):
Whit Friday 2015 will fall on the 29 May 2015. Therefore, the timetable for next year’s Whitsuntide celebrations is:
- Whit Sunday (Pentecost): 24 May 2015;
- Whit Monday: 25 May 2015 (also Spring Bank Holiday);
- Whit Friday: 29 May 2015;
- Trinity Sunday: 31 May 2015.
S.V., 14 June 2014.