Our offices will close at 4pm on Friday 25th May 2018 so that staff can enjoy the Band Contests taking place around our offices in Mossley.
What is Whit Friday?
Whit Friday is the name given to the first Friday after Pentecost or Whitsun.
Whit Friday is a significant day in the calendar in many towns in the North West of England.
In the morning, local schools and Churches take part in the Whit Walks through the town of Mossley accompanied by the sounds of brass bands.
Then in the evening, Brass Band contests take place throughout Tameside and Saddleworth with local bands and bands visiting from much further afield taking part in the contest for prizes.
A Whit Friday Brass Band Contest has been held in Stalybridge since at least 1870 with contests being added in Uppermill and Mossley in 1884. Since then many more contests have been added.
We are proud to support several of our local contests and you may see our advert in some of the contest programmes.