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Friday, 28 May 2010

Whit Friday in Saddleworth


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Today is Whit Friday and the day of the traditional Whit Walks and Band Contests in Mossley and Saddleworth.

Processions from the various churches in Saddleworth converge on Uppermill for a service of witness followed by a united walk through the village.

This photo shows the contingent from Holy Trinity Church, Dobcross, led by Dobcross Band.

In the evening brass band competitions take place in many of the Saddleworth villages, as well as in Mossley, Stalybridge, Ashton and other places.

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See Birds Eye View of this location.

4 comments:

  1. Aah! The Whit Walks- one of the highlights of my younger days. The brass band, the ribbons on the 'Big' Banner, the girls in their new dresses and the flowers. Lovely time of the year!

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  2. only ever took part in one whit walks,mill lane methodist,never forgot it.the pop and cakes afterwards,great days.

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