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Stuart Vallantine
Left-leaning performance poet, visual artist, public transport enthusiast and full-time geek on the autism spectrum. Also a follower of The Mighty Stalybridge Celtic.
Left-leaning performance poet, visual artist, public transport enthusiast and full-time geek on the autism spectrum. Also a follower of The Mighty Stalybridge Celtic.
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Stratospheric Elland Silver Band performance makes for yet another memorable concert In space, no one can hear your MD scream. Martians might have heard the applause from last night’s concert which reverberated from Boarshurst’s palatial quarters. Taking…
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Partnership with local school and community group How does your garden grow? A couple of years back, Stagecoach Manchester teamed up with local community groups for the refurbishment of Hullard Park. Two years on, with a little help from Davyhulme Primary…
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A memorable night for St. John’s – and a glorious début as MD for Paul Towle If Carlsberg did emergency planning for brass band concerts, they would have hired the services of Boarshurst Silver Band’s concert secretary. For the second time this year,…
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Thought the 1980s computer age was all about ZX Spectrums and Commodore 64s? Think again. As with many hagiographies, history is always defined by the winners. In home computing, the ultimate victors were IBM compatible PCs – ultimately today’s Windows 10…
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Chalk and Co’s deliver a concert to remember There are two reasons why your favourite divine being gave us brass bands. One was to entertain the masses. Another one was to bring cultural enrichment to the masses. In other words, the joys of introducing…
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This October’s window on the shop windows Have your say on the future of Stalybridge town centre; Dukinfield’s Morrisons store refurbished and reopened; Poundstretcher to take on Poundworld Plus unit; All the usual comings and goings in the Tameside area.…
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Besses O’Th’ Barn Brass Band’s Boarshurst date closes September in style In many cases, a brass band in its centenary year is a real milestone. Add another 50 years, similarly phenomenal. To reach its bicentenary is remarkable. Besses O’Th’ Barn Brass…
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Tony Wyatt and Co deliver another astounding concert With only a week to go till they enter the Bolsover Entertainment Contest, Silk Brass gave us all another great show. As with last year’s concert (exactly a year to the day at the time of writing),…
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A double decker birthday surprise for a bus-loving grandmother Planning a special treat for a family member’s birthday can be awkward at any age. Some might prefer a birthday party in a local pub, others fancy a quiet night in and a cheapo birthday cake…
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Mark Bentham and Co deliver another great night of brass band music In life, only death and taxation are certainties. If you live in Greater Manchester, particularly in the Rochdale, Oldham or Tameside boroughs, there is another one to the list. That…
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