Stalybridge’s Whit Walks, 09 June 2019

Predictably, Stalybridge’s Whit Walks were affected by the grey weather with most of the showers coming at 2pm. Though higher than Dukinfield’s turnout, there were still fewer onlookers compared with last year. Needless to say, the changeable weather might have put a few people off.

In addition to the walks, there was also a (poorly publicised) craft market. Yours truly thought Stalybridge Civic Hall was open as a wet weather venue for the churches and brass bands. True to form, Stalybridge’s unified service for the Procession of Witness was longer than Dukinfield’s earlier in the day.

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Mossley Band heading towards Armentieres Square.
Crowds congregating in full view of the unified service of the Procession of Witness.
Another view of the service with the Summers Quay development in the background.
St. Peter’s and St. Raphael’s Church getting ready to set off.
The now customary bus-in-the-way of the Whit Walks shot!
Boarshurst Silver Band leading out St. Paul’s Church.
St. Paul’s Church walking along Trinity Street.
Mossley Band heading towards Market Street and Cocker Hill.

We hope next year’s Whit Walks would bring some better weather to Stalybridge. Roll on 2020!

S.V., 11 June 2019.

2 thoughts on “In Pictures: Highlights of the Stalybridge Whit Walks, 2019

    1. Hi Gay,

      They were brilliant at the Stalybridge Whit Walks (and, no, I am not being biased because I am the Master of Ceremonies at their band club, they really were). Next year they will be a Championship Section band alongside the likes of Fodens, Black Dyke, and Brighouse and Rastrick bands.

      Their CD, entitled Images is a worthy purchase. The inlay notes were written by yours truly.




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