Edge Hill band Jubilee Celebration menu

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 14th December 2011 by Jenny Porter

This image shows the meal enjoyed at the Edge Hill LMS Band Jubilee Celebrations as well as detailing a brief history of the band.  The text on the left details the successes in competition the band achieved since it was founded in 1879.  It was written by, the then company secretary, Thomas Wallace.  It details how the first Railway employees’ Brass Band at Edge Hill was called the “Shed Band” and how prior to the amalgamation of the railway companies it was called the “Edge Hill L & N.W.R Traffic Band”.  It proves just how successful the band were, winning 1st Prize at the Belle Vue contest (Manchester) in 1924, out of 23 bands, and following this with another first prize at Haydock in the same year.  It also states the band’s aim to compete in the National Brass Band Festival at Crystal Palace the following year.

Edge Hill band Jubilee Celebration menu

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