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Issue 5954

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A grand day out for Scotland on the Golden Mile

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Grimethorpe Colliery honoured with Blue Plaque

Friday 16 June, 2017

The Grimethorpe Colliery Band has had a Blue Plaque unveiled in its honour as part of the 2017 BBC Music Day Celebrations. 

Awarded by BBC Radio Sheffield under the auspices of the British Plaque Trust, the plaque can now be seen on the wall of Grimethorpe's Acorn Centre bandroom. The Blue Plaque commemorates innovative, influential and successful people who are no longer with us but can also celebrate significant locations which are a big part of our musical heritage.

Grimethorpe's award, in what has been a much-celebrated centenary year, was one of 47 historic blue plaques unveiled as part of the BBC Music Day on 15 June 2017.

Read the full story at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-40288805