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Yorkley Onward Band, Gloucestershire.

A Forest band.

Yorkley Onward Band


Many thanks to Harold Davis (ex Yorkley Onward Band) for identifying the players and for the following: "The Band is Yorkley Onward Band. Not sure of date or occasion. The shield is Boosey and Hawkes and would have been awarded to the band for their success in the West of England contest probably at the Colston Hall Bristol".

Row 3: Fred Collins, Royston Brown, Russell Morse, Trevor Watkins, John
Butson, John Thomas, Ken Nelmes, Ken Willetts, Roger Smith, Gordon Ambrey.
Row 2: Bert Butson (sec) Norman Morse, Jack Morse, Audrey Watts, Geoffrey Birt, David Evans, David Price, Gerald Birt, Maurice Price (treas).
Row 1: Sam Akers, Gilbert Griffiths, Ian Watts, Graham Ward, Graham Watkins, Ted Annetts(MD) David Nemes, Tom Willetts, Royston Pettiford, Jack Marshall.

Thanks to HSJ Warren for adding (Nov 2007): "..the chap on the extreme right in civvies looks remarkably like the late Maurice Price the well known Lydney pianist".

Thanks to Marie Fraser who added (July 2008) for Forest of Dean Brass: "Bert Butson says yes it was at the Colston Hall Bristol, in 1960, First Prize in the West of England Contest".

Jean Sterry added (May 2010): "... looking at this photo I think it must have been taken in the late 1950s maybe 1960/61- as I was at school with Audrey Watts and we are the same age".

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