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New Players Join Freckleton Band

We are very pleased to welcome three new players to the band over the summer who bring a wealth of experience with them. Andy Gardiner joins us on Bass Trombone and Paul Farrimond on the front row. 21 more words


My Week - What Happened To Summer?

So we come to the end of another week. The weather where I am has been fairly miserable for the second week now and I’m starting to wonder if we’ve had our summer. 755 more words


Freckleton Air Disaster - 23rd August 1944

The Freckleton Air Disaster occurred on 23 August 1944, when a Consolidated B-24 Liberator of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) came down in bad weather into the centre of the village of Freckleton, Lancashire, England. 417 more words


March 2014

March 2014 saw the Eccleston Brass Band (in which I was principal trombone) compete in the North West Regional Brass Band Championships, in Blackpool. We went through months of rigorous rehearsals and I feel that on the day, our performance of “Chaucer’s Tunes” was the best we had ever done. 262 more words


Little Moments

Jazz funerals and second lines are historically and culturally driven.

For me, as a photographer, the establishing scenes are very important. Those are the ones like the picture I posed yesterday. 116 more words

Ray Laskowitz

Penarth Pier and brass bands

Another sunny day and a good sea breeze: what could be better than a stroll to listen to a brass band at Penarth Pier?  Vale of Glamorgan Brass Band… 90 more words