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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