You Know You’ve Spent Too Long in Oldham If…

A wry look at the joys of East of the M60‘s other immediate locality Before local government reorganisation in 1974, Oldham was large enough to warrant its own County Borough. On the 01 April 1974, this was superseded by Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, taking in part of the West Riding of Yorkshire and a few…

Thurlstone Brass Band, 03 February 2019: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

Thurlstone Brass Band deliver a delightful concert, warmly received by all audiences – live and on-screen In relation to competitive brass banding, the term Unregistered doesn’t do brass bands any justice. To the untrained ear, ‘Unregistered’ may be seen in the same light as a ‘U’ grade in GCSE examinations (as in ‘substandard’ or ‘dire’)….

Westoe Brass Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

South Shields band kicks off 2019 season of Boarshurst concerts in style Only three weeks ago, Boarshurst Band Club finished off its 2018 season of Sunday Brass nights in style with the Friends of Music For Youth Brass Band. That concert got us on a high for the 2019 programme, which has a tasty selection…

Oldham and Saddleworth Bus Service Changes, 27 January 2019

A low key affair – unless you want to visit Foxdenton Hall and Gardens from Middleton 415 rerouted during daytimes; All the usual timetable tweaks. In a marked contrast to the forthcoming changes facing Tameside bus passengers, this month’s set of changes is a quiet one for Oldham bus passengers. For some passengers, retimings are the…

Hepworth Silver Prize Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

How Mark Bentham’s band got us all in a Christmassy mood The weekend before Christmas is typically a mad one for festive revellers. It is a most popular time for works’ dos, Christmas shopping expeditions and a busy one for brass bands. Last night’s band were no exception to the rule having done two concerts…

Greenfield Band: Sunday Night at the Boarshurst Band Club

Neighbours’ friendly way throughout sixteen lively pieces With indecent ease, the run-up to Christmas has finally come upon us. For many, it is a chance to call on old friends and wish peace and goodwill to all. At Boarshurst Band Club’s first concert in Advent, our neighbours from Greenfield Band came last night. They gave…

Boarshurst Silver Band’s Remembrance Day Concert (11 November 2018)

How Boarshurst Silver Band remembered the fallen in a slickly produced concert More than anything, this year’s Remembrance Sunday had an added dimension. Not only did it fall on the 11 November (which is Armistice Day). This year also marks the centenary of the signing of the Armistice between allied forces and Germany.