Flixton Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (June 2018)

Superb programme marks a brass band on the up

The halfway point of what is one of the UK’s hottest months was marked with weather more akin to an early March. As usual, the warmest of receptions this Sunday was reserved for another brass band at The Mecca of Brass Banding. This time with Flixton Band – the highest ranking brass band within Trafford MBC boundaries. Throughout the best part of two hours and twenty minutes, they proved their worth in a highly entertaining concert.

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2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Hungry for Hills

Game 2, Group G (Moorhouse): 237 v. 389  

For our fourteenth fixture we look at two rather scenic bus routes via Stalybridge. One is a comparatively short one featuring two sets of hills. The other, a most undulating one.

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2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Two Very Different Tameside Bus Routes

Game 1, Group G (Moorhouse): 219 v. 343  

For our thirteenth fixture we look at two bus routes that are the polar opposite of each other. Do you go for scenery or do you yearn for the city?

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2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Two Sides of the Mersey Basin

Game 2, Group F (Manford): 358 v. 327  

For our twelfth fixture we look at two bus routes which cross the Mersey Basin at some point of their routes. At differing ends.

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