Relief as Over Sixty Important Bus Routes are Spared Service Cuts

Funding found for socially necessary Greater Manchester bus routes

With the perfect storm of skyrocketing energy prices and swingeing bus service cuts, Greater Manchester’s bus users could have been in for a much bleaker winter. The loss of Department of Transport funding on the 4th October from COVID Recovery grants would have seen cuts to 33 bus routes and the loss of 31 bus routes.

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Greater Manchester’s Cut Price Fare Scheme Starts Next Month

Greater Manchester Combined Authority brings cheap fares cap a year forward

If the bus you normally board is £2.60 one way or £6.40 for a day, we have some good news for you. Especially if you live in Greater Manchester, because you’ll be in for a treat.

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Our Big Fat ’80s Tameside Quiz: The Answers

Is your knowledge of the ’80s Tameside acceptable in the 2020s?

We’re probably running a bit late with this one: the answers to your Big Fat ’80s Tameside Quiz!

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Besses Boys Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (17 July 2022)

Joyous finale to concert season at Boarshurst for James Holt and Co.

Besses Boys Band rounded off the 2021 – 22 season of Boarshurst concerts in style with a most likeable programme. Without being too demanding nor light hearted without being too light hearted, the programme included two great solos and an original piece. One that only had its second ever public performance.

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Our Big Fat ’80s Tameside Quiz: Another Past of the M60 Special

Is your knowledge of the ’80s Tameside acceptable in the 2020s?

Following the success of our previous article, we have decided to follow this up with a quiz. This will test your knowledge on all things of a Tameside nature from the 1980s.

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Fifteen Things You Could Do in 1980s Tameside That You Can’t Do Today

A Past of the M60 Special on the things we used to love doing in our borough back in the ’80s

42 years. 42 years ago at this time of writing was 1980. Thanks to Xanadu and Olivia Newton-John, ELO got its first and only Number One single in the UK. The 343 was extended north of Top Mossley to Oldham, taking over the 416 route. Tameside’s top football club was Mossley AFC, when Messrs Skeete, Moore and Smith made mincemeat of opposing defences. Back then, they went to Wembley and lost 2 – 1 to Dagenham in the F.A. Trophy Final.

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Milnrow Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club, 10th July 2022

Harmony Street’s finest on fire in outstanding concert

With the thermometer days away from reaching a record high temperature for 2022, the hottest ticket at Boarshurst was Milnrow Band’s concert. With a packed house, The Mecca of Brass Banding was entranced by Gareth Brindle’s band. Each and every piece was tighter than Scrooge on austerity measures and the programme was immensely enjoyable from start to finish.

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Why Will Greater Manchester’s Buses Be Yellow and Black?

The significance of Transport for Greater Manchester’s chosen colour scheme

Once upon a time, you could tell a city or town bus by its colour scheme. Bury’s were in a lighter green than Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley and Dukinfield Transport Board. Oldham meant maroon and cream, later Devon Cream and Pommard. As for London’s buses, you couldn’t imagine seeing them in blue instead of red.

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Trimdon Brass: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (26 June 2022)

Emphasis on entertainment pays off for Harrison and Co.

With only a few days to go till the Durham Miners’ Gala, Trimdon Brass put themselves on a firm footing for The Big Meet. At Boarshurst Band Club last night, they gave its live audience a most entertaining programme. It was a bright and breezy programme with a few classic pieces, with songs from stage and screen, and some superb solo performances. 

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City of Bradford Brass Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (19 June 2022)

Most enjoyable concert with varied selection of pieces

Variety they say is the spice of life. It can be anything from a gazillion channels or streaming services on your telly your choice of ale down the local. In the theatrical sense, usually a singer followed by a comedian, then the speciality act and the top act on the bill. 

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