Monthly Archives: October 2021

And now for something completely different….

This blog normally focuses on the history of brass and similar “brassy” ensembles over the last 200 years. Many “works” bands existed during this time and some of the most famous brass bands of the past owed much of their … Continue reading

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A Battersea Band Mystery

Ten years ago, I remarked on two images of the Bolton Borough Prize Band which had a phantom player (see: https://ibewbrass.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/a-bolton-band-mystery/) A similar question arises with the two photographs of the Battersea Borough Prize Band. One contains the image of … Continue reading

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