Stamford Brook Silver Band

The Stamford Brook Silver Band was active in the 1930s, based at St Mary’s Church, Hammersmith. This photograph was taken at a concert for the Holy Trinity Church Music Festival on Saturday 4th June (probably 1932), at the Crabb Memorial Hall.  This hall may have been in London, but the only reference found so far is to one in Tunbridge Wells.
The interesting fact about this photo, other than its evidence of the band’s existence, is the obvious later addition of the “scoutmaster” on the far right.  Who was he? Why was he added later? Why is he in army or scouting uniform?

I suspect we will never know, but this picture has parallels with that of the Bolton Borough Prize Band (below), which also had a person added to the photo.

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