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The Northern Soul End of Year Quiz: 2017

December 31, 2017 Comments Off on The Northern Soul End of Year Quiz: 2017

Feeling a little sluggish after too much time in front of the telly box or one too many mince pies? Have no fear. The Northern Soul End of Year Quiz is back and ready to get the cogs turning again. Is your Northern knowledge is up to scratch? How much can you recall about 2017? No prizes, just a lovely feeling of smugness when you get them all right (answers are at the bottom…).

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Ginnel Manchester Rikki Chan

GinnelWatch: Northern Soul’s Best Ginnels of 2017

December 28, 2017 Comments Off on GinnelWatch: Northern Soul’s Best Ginnels of 2017

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty and jetty.

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Marching, tradition and fancy dress: The Whit Friday Brass Band Contests

June 27, 2017 Comments Off on Marching, tradition and fancy dress: The Whit Friday Brass Band Contests

This Whit Friday found me in the South Pennine town of Diggle which has hosted a brass band contest since 2013 as part of the annual Whit Friday Brass Band Contests in and around Saddleworth.

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Manchester Day 2017, image by Simon Waugh

Photo Gallery: Manchester Day 2017

June 19, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester Day 2017

Tens of thousands of people lined the streets on Sunday June 18 to experience the city-wide celebration of Manchester with this year’s theme – ABRACADBRA.

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