Monthly Archives: November 2021

Heathfield Silver Band

A new book by Mark Learey has just been published, covering the history of Heathfield Silver Band, in Sussex. Mark first contacted me a couple of years ago during his research for the book, and I hope it will find … Continue reading

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Scanned documents

I have started to add a number of scanned/digitised documents, in PDF format, to the IBEW archive. Additional items will be added in the future. The documents include some band histories, vintage contest and concert programmes, catalogues, etc. If anyone … Continue reading

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Daisy Squelch – cornet soloist and music hall starĀ 

Agnes Mary Squelch (familiarly known as Daisy) was taught to play the cornet by the Black Dyke cornetist, John Paley at the age of 14. Having mastered the instrument, Daisy went on to become a well-known soloist on the concert … Continue reading

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