The Village Brass Band is the latest book on the history of East Anglian bands from the historian David Cawdell. It includes chapters on the history of banding, dating band uniforms, bandstands and contests, then covers over twenty detailed histories of Suffolk bands with snippets and photographs of twenty others. He has found over 70 villages that used to have bands but, sadly, as yet has not been able to glean enough information to warrant a page or picture.
It is available in some specialist local bookshops and from the author himself, who is well known in the region for his talks on the history of brass bands.
The 76 page book is priced £8.50 with £1.50 postage from
David Cawdell, 23 Low Street, Hoxne, Eye, Suffolk IP21 5AR