The Curtain Falls – the end of St Hilda’s Band

In December 1937, James Southern, band manager of the famous St Hilda’s Professional Band, announced it would be disbanding. In an article he outlined the history of the band from its earliest days in South Shields attached to the local colliery to its outstanding successes in the 1920’s, subsequently turning professional and its decline in the 1930’s. I have illustrated his “swan song” with various pictures of the band through the years.

The full, illustrated, article can be found here:

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