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Stuart Howard-Cofield
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Member of NUJ. UEFA & ASO accredited writer. Types one word after another, sometimes in exchange for money.
Member of NUJ. UEFA & ASO accredited writer. Types one word after another, sometimes in exchange for money.

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Oakenhoof's Oakenyouth Rapper Dancing at Littleborough Rushbearing today.

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It's that time of year again, Littleborough Rushbearing Festival 2017 is about to begin.
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A little bit of Dirty Old Town...

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Manchester Metrolink and The Bridgewater Hall celebrate anniversaries this month and That's All Folk! have been invited to write a tune and play it live this morning on the trams in celebration. Keep an eye out on local tv and radio, too!

There's a sample of the tune here: https://www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk/engage/tram-tracks/rochdale/?ignoremobile=y

#folkmusic

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Thinking of cycling to work? What's stopping you?
My latest for Bike Citizens.

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The Nation's 'Highest Beach'
It's always nice to head to the beach at half-term, especially if the sun shines like it did today. Living in the south Pennines means that a choice must be made - east or west? Either way, you've a little bit of a drive to reach the coast. Unless, that is, you head to the nation's 'highest beach!'

Gaddings Dam is a small reservoir which sits hidden from view upon the Moors above Todmorden, almost in the shadow of the imposing Stoodley Pike Monument.

Reached by a steep walk from the hamlet of Lumbutts, or from further away on the Pennine Bridleway, at one end of this shallow body of water is a tiny beach. Perfect for summer bathing, with far-reaching views all the way up, it's a hit with the locals - although the climb ensures that the crowds never get too big. (And when you clamber back down, there's always the pub)
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The Peak District lies at the very southern end of the Pennines. Every year, many villages in the region take part in 'well dressing' festivals, where the people decorate the local wells with murals made of petals, flowers, fruits, seeds, pebbles and more, in thanks for the abundance of pure water which is said to have saved the villagers from the plague which ravaged the region.

Most of the dressings are religious in tone, showing scenes from the Bible, as tradition dictates. Others depict scenes from children's stories.

This one is in beautiful Tissington, where six wells scattered throughout the village are currently dressed. The village is also home to the excellent Tissington trail, a 13 mile traffic-free route for walking and cycling.
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Had a chat with Ian Plenderleith, author of Rock'n'Roll Soccer, about his new book, The Quiet Fan, and the crowdfunding project to fund it being published.
You can read it on In Bed With Maradona:
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