Whit Friday: Walks and brass
Church congregations in Saddleworth will be out this morning taking part in Whit Walks.
Whit Friday remains a local holiday in parts of Lancashshire.
The Friday tradition was building up in the 1880s and today there is an ecumenical feel to the occasion: being together rather than rivalry.
At 10am today in Top Mossley in Lancashire there will be an outdoor recitation of the Lord’s Prayer and the Grace before a brass band starts to lead the procession downhill to Bottom Mossley and back.
**Manchester Whit Walk is on this weekend’s Spring Bank Holiday Monday morning.