A Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year from East of the M60

Here’s to a less tumultuous 2017 (hopefully)

What a year 2016 has been – most of which have been memorable for the wrong reasons. As a thank you to all readers old and new, to East of the M60, here’s this year’s Christmas card.

Merry Christmas from East of the M60.

This year’s Christmas card is inspired by a Christmas jumper pattern. Continue reading “A Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year from East of the M60”

The Sultans of SID: #24: Rob Hubbard

Our twenty-fourth SID sultan of our Advent Calendar

From yesterday, our little clue was:

Best known for the in-game music of Monty on the Run.

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Christmas Comes Early for Oldham Mother

Stagecoach Manchester awards carer announced as Greater Manchester’s Unsung Hero

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Amazed: Marie Carslaw on being presented her award.

Here’s a nice Christmas story for you regarding a charitable Oldhamer. That of full time carer, Marie Carslaw. In a Stagecoach Manchester competition, she has been announced as the region’s unsung hero. Continue reading “Christmas Comes Early for Oldham Mother”

The Sultans of SID: #23: Adam Gilmore

Our twenty-third SID sultan of our Advent Calendar

From yesterday, our little clue was:

His nickname is the shared with either one of the Gremlins, one of Damon Grant’s mates in the early episodes of Brookside, and a guitar device created by Godley and Creme.

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The Sultans of SID: #22: Dave Lowe

Our twenty-second SID sultan of our Advent Calendar

From yesterday, our little clue was:

Did you catch my power drift? Or was it a case of hard driving?

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The Sultans of SID: #21: Johannes Bjerregaard

Our twenty-first SID sultan of our Advent Calendar

From yesterday, our little clue was:

Another Maniac of Noise, once big in the C64 demo scene.
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The Sultans of SID: #20: Ubik

Our twentieth SID sultan of our Advent Calendar

From yesterday, our little clue was:

With you, I’m Korn again.

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A Sunday Brass Christmas: Boarshurst Silver Band’s Cracking Concert

An illuminating Christmas concert with a dose of silliness and the usual festive thrills

Throughout Saddleworth, the last Sunday night before Christmas sees each of the village bands put on their Christmas. Whether they have any outstanding engagements or not during the yuletide period, it is a chance to let their hair down. The programme is, as you would expect, more Christmassy. It is also an excuse to wear Christmas jumpers instead of the usual brass band uniforms.

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The Sultans of SID: #19: Steve Barrett

Our nineteenth SID sultan of our Advent Calendar

From yesterday, our little clue was:

Instead of Hang On, Sloopy, it is more like Hang On, Dizzy with this tunesmith.

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