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Ten Good Reasons to Love Lancashire: The Not So Perfect Ten

Ten things that make Lancashire stand out from many other English counties

Where is Lancashire? Is it the present-day county that has been chipped away by the 1974 Local Government Act and the later creation of Unitary Authorities? Or, if you go to the Friends of Real Lancashire website, is it the historic county that covers Barrow-in-Furness, Ashton-under-Lyne and Liverpool as well as Morecambe?

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Inaugural Contest Success for Ashton-under-Lyne Brass Band

Darwen’s Debut on Contest Circuit Well Received

  • Excellent turnout and good weather at inaugural contest;
  • Successful afternoon all round for Ashton-under-Lyne, Hawk Green and Glossop Old Bands.

The first band of the afternoon: Parr (St. Helens). Pieces played: True and Trusted (Deportment March); O’Lord My God (Hymn); Irresistable (Contest March).

Ashton-under-Lyne Brass Band came out on top at Blackburn and Darwen Brass Band’s first hymn and march contest at the Circus on Sunday afternoon [13 September]. The Championship Section band received top honours on both the hymn and the contest march. Their Principal Cornet player also won the best soloist prize. Continue reading “Inaugural Contest Success for Ashton-under-Lyne Brass Band”