Whit Friday 2015 Results Extra: Disqualification Sees Faireys Win Saddleworth Contests

Black Dyke disqualification sees Fairey win Saddleworth

Only last night, we at East of the M60 stated that Black Dyke came out on top in this year’s Saddleworth contests. Today via the 4 Bars Rest website we have learned that Fairey, instead of Black Dyke won the Saddleworth contests.

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Whit Friday 2015 Results: Saddleworth Contests

East of the M60’s classified check on the Oldham and Saddleworth Area Whit Friday Brass Band Contest Results.

Black Dyke dominates Saddleworth contests

Black Dyke came out on top in this year’s Whit Friday contests in the Saddleworth area. The world famous Queensbury brass band clinched top honours at Delph, Denshaw, Dobcross, Greenfield and Lydgate contests. Brighouse and Rastrick was top dog in the Grotton and Scouthead and Austerlands contests.

In Diggle, the top prize went to Oldham (Lees) Band, walking away with £800. At the Lees and Springhead and Uppermill contests, Fairey won. Over at the Friezland contest (preserve of lower section and youth section bands), Golborne came first.

Both the Diggle and Denshaw contests saw a record 63 and 66 bands appear. Still they came, in spite of the two sets of temporary traffic lights on Denshaw Road.

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Whit Friday 2015 Results: Tameside Contests

East of the M60’s classified check on Tameside’s Whit Friday Brass Band Contests.

Fodens band at Stalybridge Labour Club
Thirteen times winners in the Tameside Whit Friday contests: Fodens Band at Stalybridge Labour Club

Fodens win, though only just

For the thirteenth year running, Fodens maintained their hold on the Tameside contests. This year’s results was far from the clean sweep of last year’s Whit Friday Brass Band Contests. Though winners in the Tameside Open Championship, their title was challenged at the two Ashton contests (Broadoak Hotel and Hurst Cross), Carrbrook, Droylsden, Dukinfield [Tame Valley] and Heyrod. Continue reading “Whit Friday 2015 Results: Tameside Contests”

TJ Hughes Returns to Oldham

Popular department store set to reopen in Town Square Shopping Centre

After a four year hiatus, TJ Hughes is set to return to Oldham. The Liverpool based department store chain which fell on hard times in 2011 will return to its two storey unit in the Town Square Shopping Centre. Continue reading “TJ Hughes Returns to Oldham”

The Power of Moovit To Your Wrist!

Moovit 4.0 spawns Apple Watch and iOS versions

Enviro400 Stagecoach Manchester, MX08 GNU, Ashton-under-Lyne bus station
Thanks to the Apple Watch and Moovit you can check the times of your next 346 as well as this fellow waiting in the wings. Please note that Stagecoach Manchester journeys of this route on Monday to Saturday daytimes are 08, 28 and 48 hours from Ashton, and 05, 25, 45 hours from Hyde.

 

Moovit, the smartphone app designed for all UK cities which allows public transport users to make sound connections has gone a step further. From today, like James Bond would be able to do, you can chart the progress of your 346 from your Apple Watch. Supposing Sean/Roger/Pierce/Daniel only had an iPhone, they can enjoy Moovit 4.0 on their device.

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In Pictures: The 2015 Whit Walks – Dukinfield and Stalybridge

East of the M60 World Exclusive: images of this year’s Whit Walks in Dukinfield and Stalybridge

Eight churches, four from Dukinfield and four from Stalybridge, upheld the traditional Procession of Witness on a cloudy Whit Sunday. Continue reading “In Pictures: The 2015 Whit Walks – Dukinfield and Stalybridge”

A Ghost of a Chance: Manchester to Chester via Reddish South?

New hope for Britain’s most notorious ghost train

Over 26 years ago, the once frequent Stockport to Stalybridge train was dramatically cut back to a handful of journeys. By 1993, a single journey either northbound or southbound. At present, the parliamentary train only runs out of Stockport with its lone journey departing at 0922. Continue reading “A Ghost of a Chance: Manchester to Chester via Reddish South?”

Forgotten Eurovision Classics: The Not So Perfect Ten

East of the M60 commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest

Owing to this month’s Not So Perfect Ten being later than usual, we have decided to commemorate the above venerable institution. One maligned and respected in equal measure. An institution better known for its most frenetic climax. One that led to Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Annafrid to become Sweden’s biggest export after Volvo cars. Continue reading “Forgotten Eurovision Classics: The Not So Perfect Ten”

In Pictures: The Four Millionth Passenger of the X50 Bus Route

Spectacular scenes outside intu Trafford Centre for Stagecoach Manchester’s express route

Photograph by Peter Powell.    13-05-2015. This is Baktash Noori who is the 4 millionth Customer on the Stagecoach Service X50.
Man in a million, four times over: Baktash Noori (centre) seen with Richard Paxton (left), Christopher Bowles (right) and an oversized intu Trafford Centre gift card. (Photograph: © 2015 Tangerine PR Ltd)

A surprise celebration was held for the arrival of the four millionth passenger of the X50 service. Bako Noori, 20, alighted at intu Trafford Centre, only to be greeted by a live fanfare, confetti cannons, baton twirlers, balloons and banners. Continue reading “In Pictures: The Four Millionth Passenger of the X50 Bus Route”

The North North of the Border: A New South Scotland?

A pipe dream or a possibility?

Over the last week, most of the UK’s populace was agog at David Cameron clinching another term of office. That as part of a majority Conservative government, Britain’s first since April 1992. As well as apathy and the most partisan press campaign since Michael Foot was Labour leader, nationalism played a major part. The UKIP vote ate into Labour’s share as well as the Conservatives’ votes. Continue reading “The North North of the Border: A New South Scotland?”