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Centenary for Chapel en le Frith Male Voice Choir

By Matthew Corrigan on Sunday, 04 February, 2018

A chance remark would have far-reaching consequences for Bert Longson and a group of First World War veteran friends as they gathered to sing outside Town End Methodist Church one Sunday Evening in 1918. With the war drawing to a close, servicemen were returning to the area from the battlefields of the Western Front. Reunited, the friends began to sing, as they had done in the trenches for morale in the face of the Great War's well-documented horrors. Hearing them, a passing schoolmaster remarked: “With voices like that, you chaps should form a choir.” So they did. And the Chapel-en-le-Frith Male Voice Choir (CMVC) celebrates its one hundredth birthday this year.

Magical evening in Chapel

By Mike Wallbank on Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

Friday November 24 is the night when elves and fairies will magically appear alongside Father Christmas as he makes his grand entrance in Chapel.

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