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Aldbourne Band Heritage Project news

Aldbourne Band launched their new Heritage Project recently with the help of MP Claire Perry and Solo Cornet Richard Hughes (see photo).

Over 100 people came along to the Memorial Hall in Aldbourne to help trace the Band’s history stretching back over 150 years.

Jo Hutchings – project archivist – was able to gather and log many new items of interest to the expanding pool of memorabilia.

The Friends of the Band organised a Raffle which was drawn by local MP Claire Perry who was very enthusiastic about the project, saying: “This is a marvelous example of community spirit to retain and catalogue the Band’s history so it is not lost.”

Harry Sheppard, chairman of the Friends of the Band, was astounded to meet up with a friend he had not seen for over 60 years – John Austin from Newbury. They reminisced over coffee and cakes provided by Band members.

Anyone with artifacts or information about this Championship section Band should contact Gavin Dixon, see details below, or come along to the next Pond Concert. There is no charge made for this family friendly concert but a donation bucket is passed to help fund the Band’s future activities.

For other information please visit the Band’s website or contact Deborah Sheppard, see details below.

Posted by: RB on 1st June 2013


Contact Details

Gavin Dixon
3 Valley View, Marlborough Road, Aldbourne, Wiltshire, SN8 2AQ
Telephone: 01672 541204
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Deborah Sheppard
Telephone: 01672 516888
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