Boarshurst Silver Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

A sensational live performance from the resident band of The Mecca of Brass Banding With Boarshurst Band Club playing host to many bands on a Sunday night (and some Saturday nights), the chances of seeing the house band are pretty rare. With the exception of its summer, Remembrance Sunday, and Christmas concerts, a bog-standard non-seasonal…

(Still) A Grand Old Team to See: Fourteen Days Which Knackered The ‘Bridge

A relieved Stuart Vallantine looks back upon Stalybridge Celtic’s turbulent 2017 – 2018 season in his own inimitable way. Two external forces have had an effect on my beloved team’s season in the Northern Premier League Premier Division. One has had a positive one; another one was a huge negative. The ‘R’ word featured in…

Smooth Operators: Why 489 Bus Drivers Lead The Way In Safe Driving

Stagecoach Manchester bus drivers recognised for safe driving skills and fuel efficiency Alongside punctuality and reliability, comfort tops the list of many a passenger’s experience on Britain’s most popular form of public transport. Seats are one factor, from back support to legroom. Another factor is the bus’ ride quality. Does it glide along the East…

BMP (Europe) Goodshaw Band: Sunday Brass at Boarshurst Band Club

Alan Seymour’s return makes for a captivating concert The last quarter of 2018 has been an eventful one in brass banding circles as well meteorological grounds. Since January, Boarshurst Silver Band have settled into life as a First Section band. The Beast From The East has also affected brass band concerts thanks to snowy weather…

Sale Brass: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (Spring 2018)

A super springtime sojourn for Sale Brass’ April concert  Sale Brass’ return to Boarshurst Band Club saw a spectacular springtime sojourn. The Cheshire band – runners-up in the Fourth Section North West Regional Championships – gave us a lively programme. One that included a number of forgotten pieces and a one-hit wonder from 1980. After…

Introducing the Saddleworth Rambler: Nexus Move’s New 356 Service

A look at Saddleworth’s exciting new shuttle service On Monday 09 April 2018, Andy Buckley and David Littlewood opened another chapter in the history of Saddleworth bus operation. From the turning circle in Denshaw, David Littlewood was Nexus Move’s first passenger aboard the new 356 service to Uppermill and Greenfield. He was chauffeured to his…

Stalybridge Old Band: A Sunday Brass Special at the Boarshurst Band Club

A memorable concert with a rare guest appearance from Steven Booth In a packed Boarshurst Band Club, last night’s concert with Stalybridge Old Band was well and truly a night to remember. As with last August’s concert, David Ashworth’s band gave us a well thought out programme. There was plenty of traditional brass band favourites…

Retail Comings and Goings in Tameside, April 2018: The Ashton Review of Shops

April’s window on the shop windows Mettricks to leave Stalybridge; State of local economy inspires aspirant councillors; Claire’s Accessories, Bargain Booze and Select Fashion in trouble; Prince of Orange’s transformation completed; All the usual comings and goings in the Tameside area. We hope you have had a Happy Easter. Hopefully, whilst you are reading this,…