Stalybridge Whit Walks 2019, Trinity Street

In Pictures: Highlights of the Stalybridge Whit Walks, 2019

Stalybridge’s Whit Walks, 09 June 2019

Predictably, Stalybridge’s Whit Walks were affected by the grey weather with most of the showers coming at 2pm. Though higher than Dukinfield’s turnout, there were still fewer onlookers compared with last year. Needless to say, the changeable weather might have put a few people off.

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Dukinfield Methodist Church, King Street

In Pictures: Highlights of the Dukinfield Whit Walks, 2019

Dukinfield’s Whit Walks, 09 June 2019

On the 09 June, some of Dukinfield’s churches upheld the tradition of Whit Walking. With June often regarded as a warm month, the weather that Sunday was changeable. At 10am, the blue skies promised some decent weather. By 11am, they turned into a dingy grey.

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In Pictures: Highlights of the Stalybridge Whit Walks, 2018

Stalybridge’s Whit Walks, 20 May 2018

As with Dukinfield’s walks, the same great sunny weather came to Stalybridge’s Whit Walks. The attendance that afternoon was higher than Dukinfield’s walks though seen by some as being down on last year’s gathering. Continue reading “In Pictures: Highlights of the Stalybridge Whit Walks, 2018”

In Pictures: Highlights of the Dukinfield Whit Walks, 2018

Dukinfield’s Whit Walks, 20 May 2018

This year’s Whit Walkers were treated to some superb weather in Dukinfield’s Procession of Witness. As early as 10am, the sunny conditions were more suited to barbecues instead of raspberry buns and brews. Despite good weather, the turnout was down on last year. Continue reading “In Pictures: Highlights of the Dukinfield Whit Walks, 2018”

Tameside: Stand By for Whitsuntide 2017

East of the M60’s preview to this year’s Whit Friday Brass Band Contests in the Tameside area

Hard to believe we are three weeks away from either getting Strong and Stable Government®, or government for many and not the few.

Right, never mind that, it is also three weeks away to The World’s Greatest Free Show on Earth. Ladies and gentlemen, we at East of the M60 mean… Whit Friday. Hence our preview of the contests taking place in the Tameside area. Continue reading “Tameside: Stand By for Whitsuntide 2017”

In Pictures: Highlights of the Mossley and Uppermill Whit Walks

Whit Friday morning, Mossley and Uppermill, 08 June 2014

The people of Mossley and Uppermill turned out in their thousands to see the Whit Walks and were treated to some glorious weather. Compared with last year, where winter coats and umbrellas were the order of the day, it was shirt sleeves all round. Continue reading “In Pictures: Highlights of the Mossley and Uppermill Whit Walks”

In Pictures: Highlights of the Dukinfield Whit Walks

The Dukinfield Whit Walks, 08 June 2014

Hundreds of Dukinfield people took part and watched this year’s Procession of Witness. Walkers and observers were blessed with fine weather, though turnout of the latter group seemed to be down on last year’s figures. Unlike previous years, it seemed to have been a more stripped down event, with for any bystanders the omission of hymn sheets. Continue reading “In Pictures: Highlights of the Dukinfield Whit Walks”

Whit a Cock-Up!

Chaos turns traditional event into procession of witless

Wright StreetLite SN14 EAX, Armentieres Square, Stalybridge
Whit a Fiasco! Wright StreetLite and an Enviro400 crawling behind the Whit Walkers. Now, couldn’t they have diverted the 236 via Portland Place and the 408 via Caroline Street?

Farmers Market stallholders and cost cutting measures were blamed for the shoddy organisation of Stalybridge’s Whit Walks yesterday afternoon. In a spite of a good turnout and warm weather, Whit walkers: Continue reading “Whit a Cock-Up!”

In Pictures: Whit Friday 2013

From Mossley to Uppermill and Greenfield, The Greatest Free Show on Earth in pictorial form

Through rain, Arctic winds and – on Friday night – in a big coat, East of the M60 celebrated Whit Friday in style. Several pints (well, 4.5 of them), a Pork Pie, two semi-rushed ham salad muffins, and a portion of Special Fried Rice with chips and curry later, here’s  the results… Continue reading “In Pictures: Whit Friday 2013”