Brassed Off runs at Oldham Coliseum Theatre from Wednesday 7 September – Saturday 1 October 2016.

Saddleworth makes up around 52% 29.4 square miles (76 km2) of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham in terms of area, and remains largely rural. Saddleworth Moor in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park is a moorland plateau that straddles the boundary with West Yorkshire.

Here is a short film from Yanks Weekend 2016

Popular TV presenter and journalist, John Stapleton, has told Saddleworth News he hopes “funding can be found” to restore a clock on one of Saddleworth’s most iconic buildings.

Saddleworth, which lies east of the large town of Oldham and 11 miles (17.7 km) east-northeast of the city of Manchester, is broadly rural, has a scattered population of 24,351,[4] increasing to 25,460 at the 2011 Census.[5] making it one of the larger civil parishes in the United Kingdom.

Jack Carroll was taken to the nation’s hearts when he came second in Britain’s Got Talent to a performing dog. Since then Jack has received widespread recognition for his burgeoning stand up and acting careers whereas we have no current news on the dog. Sarah Millican’s support act Caimh McDonnell and Rob Riley complete the bill.

The National Lottery Fund told SN the Parish Council are welcome to apply for funding through normal channels and all applications will be given serious consideration.

The event started in 2001 to celebrate the local filming of the Hollywood film Yanks in 1979 starring Richard Gere. Many locations in Uppermill and neighbouring Dobcross were used in the film.[25]

“The children’s parents and teachers should be very proud of them.”

  Dobcross is possibly the most picturesque village. It has a tiny cobbled square which has remained unchanged.

You can find out all the times, prices and even reserve tickets online at or 07874 152 338.

A new exhibition representing local professional and amateur photographers is to take place in Saddleworth at the end of the month.

When tenants move home they must usually pay their new landlords a deposit to insure against damage or other cost incurred while living at their new address, and by law landlords must protect this money with an authorised tenancy deposit protection scheme.

Lees Village Service Station, the Gulf-branded forecourt situated on St John Street, Lees is hosting its Charity Day on Sunday 11 September and everyone is welcome.

Although on the western side of the Pennine watershed, Saddleworth, or 'Quick' as it was once known, has lain within the historic county boundaries of Yorkshire since the middle ages. From a very ancient time, the area formed part of the Agbrigg Wapentake, in the "Land of the King in Eurvicsire" (Yorkshire).[8]

“Thankfully the ladies of Uppermill Methodist Church (UMC) have come to the rescue for this years event and have hand-made a new one for the Olympics Committee in order that the traditional opening ceremony can once again be held.

Saddleworth Village Olympics recently organised a crown green bowling taster session at Friezland Bowling Club.

Saddleworth is a civil parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham in Greater Manchester, England.[1][2] It comprises several villages and hamlets amongst the west side of the Pennine hills: Austerlands, Delph, Denshaw, Diggle, Dobcross, Friezland, Grasscroft, Greenfield, Grotton, Lydgate, Scouthead, Springhead, Uppermill.[3]

The old Delph Donkey railway once ran along the front of the mill stopping at Delph Station with the last passenger train running on Saturday 30 April 1955.

Based on a true story, and adapted from the 1996 film starring Pete Postlethwaite and Ewan McGregor, Brassed Off  is a tale of community spirit and triumph in the face of adversity.

Organisers said the village Olympics crown green bowling second taster day at Friezland Bowling Club attracted some “fresh new faces” to the sport.

Paul Britner, the Year 5 teacher who invited Debbie to speak to the pupils, said: “We’re really grateful that Debbie gave her time to come and speak to the children. 

Four local brass bands will feature across the run, playing music including: William Tell Overture, Death or Glory, Danny Boy, Land of Hope and Glory and Rodigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez.

A spokesperson told Saddleworth News: “The organising committee will now assess the success of the event and decide whether or not to include this sport in the schedule this year or in later years but would like to thank the committee’s of both Dobcross and Friezland bowling clubs for assisting them in putting on both events.”

Partners have agreed to continue funding the scheme for future years and the scheme has won a number of national awards.

THE GOD OF CARNAGE by Yasmina Reza (translated from French by Christopher Hampton)

Saddleworth North Liberal Democrat Councillor, Garth Harkness, has told Saddleworth News he hopes any new building work on the site of the former Bailey Mill in Delph will incorporate affordable housing for local people.

“We know that more houses will be built in Saddleworth and we should protect green spaces and instead make use of previous developed sites such as Bailey Mill and I would like to see ample provision for affordable housing and local first time buyers and not just a series of large executive houses.”

If you would like to get involved or donate an item, please call 01457 838608 or visit the store at Longlands Mill, Queen Street, Mossley OL5 9AH.

“We are improving lives and also saving money for the council and the NHS that would otherwise be spent on treating cold-related illnesses and other related issues.”


This has paid for home improvements, such as boilers and insulation as well as support from qualified advisors in saving energy and maximising income.

The case against The shadow of the Moors Murders still looms large when you mention the name. The sun seems to disappear at about 12.03pm (I'm exaggerating, but only slightly).

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The first documentary evidence of Saddleworth appears in the Domesday Book in which it is referred to as "Quick", spelt "Thoac"; where it is described as "Land of the King in Eurvicsire (Yorkshire), Agbrigg Wapentake."[8]

Over the last year Warm Homes Oldham helped nearly 600 households out of fuel poverty, saving them around £600,000 off their energy bills and ensuring they can afford to keep their heating on in winter.

Speaking exclusively to Saddleworth News, John said he was “keen to see the clock face on the Civic Hall restored back to its former glory”.

Saddleworth News and Saddleworth Parish Council are now working together to try and raise funding to have the clock face restored back to its original condition.

In 1866 it became a civil parish in its own right and in 1889 became part of the administrative county of the West Riding of Yorkshire. In 1894 the parish's boundaries were altered with the parts in Quickmere Middle Division (Springhead), Mossley and Uppermill becoming Urban Districts. The residue became a single-parish rural district.

Here is a short film from Yorkshire Day 2016

“The Organising Committee would like to pass on their thanks to UMC for their generosity,” the spokesperson added.