2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: A Rural Bolton Bus Route, and an Urban One

Game 3, Group A (McGuinness): 8 v. 535  

For our seventh fixture we look at two Bolton bus routes that are polar opposites of each other. One which has featured in Phoenix Nights, and another which stops near the television transmitter where your first episode was transmitted from in January 2001.

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2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Scouthead or Greengate?

Game 2, Group H (Walton): 350 v. 415  

For our sixteenth fixture we look at two more scenic bus routes via Oldham. One of them is the sole preserve of single decker buses due to a bridge it passes along the way. The other one is an important link with the Saddleworth villages.

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2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Marsden Moor or Tandle Hill?

Game 1, Group H (Walton): 184 v. 409  

For our fifteenth fixture we look at two rather scenic bus routes via Oldham. One is likely to be held up by the school run; the other one, more likely to be sheep.

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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: 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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2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: The Long Way from Trafford

Game 2, Group E (Sidebottom): 53 v. 11A  

For our tenth fixture we look at two famous and infamous bus routes. One only just about serves Metropolitan Borough of Trafford boundaries. The other one passes through Frank Sidebottom’s home, Timperley (thank you).

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2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Which Way to Altrincham?

Game 1, Group E (Sidebottom): CAT5 v. 247  

For our ninth fixture we look at two ways of getting to Altrincham. One from the intu Trafford Centre; another one from Golden Square via Dunham Massey.

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2018 World Cup of GM Bus Routes: Getting Your Kicks on the A6

Game 1, Group F (Manford): 192 v. 199  

For our eleventh fixture we look at two famous bus routes which serve the A6 corridor from Manchester to Hazel Grove. One of them begins at Manchester Airport.

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