Monthly Archives: October 2020

Anthony Yorath and the first Crystal Palace Gold Medal

Recently I came across a cabinet card photograph of a young-looking cornet player. No name was attached to the card, merely the details of the photographer – F.W. Vidler (manager) – the London Photographic Co. Ltd., 48 Langler Road, Kensal … Continue reading

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Anston Brass Band

Anston Brass Band (North Anston, Yorkshire) First known in 1895, conducted by George Ross. Also known as Aston Anvil Brass Band and, in the 1930’s, as Anston [United] Silver Band. After WW2 it was conducted in turn by Robert Ross … Continue reading

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Tunbridge Wells – the Corporation Band (1896-1902) and Matthew Marks

Royal Tunbridge Wells has had a number of bands over the years. The Tunbridge Wells Brass Band was active from the 1840s to the 1900s – probably folded during WW1. The Tunbridge Wells Electric Temperance Brass Band (a.k.a. Tunbridge Wells … Continue reading

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Hello, Hello, Hello

Around 1860, when the army Volunteer Force was established in Britain, a number of the rifle and artillery companies raised brass bands (and drum & fife bands) to accompany their parades. At the same time, the Police Force was starting … Continue reading

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