Stacksteads Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

An entertaining programme, and an equally entertaining musical director 

Lovers of parrot jokes and fine music had a fantastic night at the last Boarshurst Band Club concert of October 2016 (Sunday, 30th). Stacksteads Band treated the audience to a joyous combination of mirth, popular music, and concert classics. In the first XXXIII, we had two guest soloists; one who was present at last week’s concert, and an ever-present at most Sunday Brass concerts. They were the second of two Lancastrian bands that Sunday (Littleborough Training Band performed the third of Boarshurst Band Club’s lunchtime concerts).
Continue reading “Stacksteads Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club”

My Life in the Company of Buses: Dukinfield and Bus Deregulation: Part 31, 2016

It’s in the air 

So far, 2016 has been an impressive year for me on a personal level. I have settled in my present position and am enjoying the new, more central surroundings. With a move from its previous HQ near Piccadilly station, my employer is closer to Salford Central and Manchester Victoria stations. Not least some sublime eateries and (inevitably), branches of Starbucks Coffee, Subway, Greggs, and a McDonalds on St. Ann’s Square.

Continue reading “My Life in the Company of Buses: Dukinfield and Bus Deregulation: Part 31, 2016”

The 666 Rides Again: A Lost Bus Routes of Greater Manchester Special

A look at Greater Manchester’s lost bus route from Hell

If you celebrate Halloween (I personally don’t), we at East of the M60 hope you enjoy yourself and not get too giddy. Thanks to my recent attendance at the Museum of Transport in Cheetham, I was surprised to find that Greater Manchester Transport (or, more specifically, Lancashire United Transport under GMT’s ownership) had its very own 666 bus route.

Continue reading “The 666 Rides Again: A Lost Bus Routes of Greater Manchester Special”