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Thoresby Colliery Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club, 27 March 2022

Paradise by the podium light for Nottinghamshire band’s visit to Saddleworth

In comparison with brass bands from Yorkshire, the North West and the North East, any concert with an East Midlands band (besides Glossop Old Band) at Boarshurst is a rarity. A special treat for the Band Club’s dedicated members, and a chance to win newcomers over to the club.

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The X67: A Lost Bus Routes of Greater Manchester Special

Remembering Manchester’s express route to Chesterfield which, at one time, continued to Lincoln

Chesterfield ... where to catch a bus.
The East Midland Bus Station has changed dramatically since North Western Road Car Company was one of the X67’s joint operators. Image by Barry W*******, 2011. (Creative Commons License: Attribution-Some Rights Reserved).

Once upon a time, almost fifty years ago, it was possible to cross the Pennines by bus from Manchester, via a number of different routes. Without a change of bus en route. Today, there are only three routes where you can do just that. Two of which are National Express coach services: the 351 to Sheffield, and the 060 to Leeds via the M62. The only proper service bus to do that is First Greater Manchester’s 184 service to Huddersfield. Continue reading “The X67: A Lost Bus Routes of Greater Manchester Special”