Whit Friday Brass Band contests…..

I recently photographed the amazing Whit Friday Brass band contests in Saddleworth for a client.

I first photographed a Whit Friday contest way back in 1990 at Carrbrook in Tameside when I was starting out my press career.

The contests date back to 1884 when contests were held in Stalybridge and Mossley.

I managed to get to four contests on the beautiful sunny evening… Lydgate, Greenfield, Friezland and Dobcross.

If you’ve never witnessed this fantastic evening, make sure you put it in your diary for next year… it’s the 24th May!!

Thanks for looking.