Mo Clougher recalls Fred Wallace her father practicing for the Edge Hill brass band
Resource Type: Audio | Posted on 6th January 2012 by Jenny Porter
Mo’s father and grandfather were both members of the Edge Hill (LMS) Brass Band.
Interviewee: Mo Clougher
Interviewee Gender: Female
Date of Interview: 17th August 2011
Mo: This is when I was very young, so I don’t remember I heck of a lot about it except him going out a lot to these meetings and on ..when he used to go in competition and what not. I never actually went to them you know.
Jenny: You didn’t hear them?
Mo: Oh no…Only heard him practicing at home. Yes…
Jenny: So he played the Trombone..
Jenny: And was your Grandfather in the band as well?
Jenny: And what did he play?
Mo: Oh what was his…I’m not very bright. I never heard him play, but we had a few photographs and I can’t remember the name of the object [laughs]. Not a bassoon is it? But he was the Secretary for the Edge Hill Band my dad..erm.
Jenny: Oh yeah yeah.
Mo: He was out a lot. As I say I never actually went and heard them, the band.
Jenny: (interrupts) Did they used to play locally or was it nationally?
Mo: It was mostly competitions and what not or er…He couldn’t have done much locally because we never went to hear them and I don’t know why. I really don’t. See he died when I was twelve, and course he hadn’t been in the band then for a few years because he just wasn’t well. He was a lovely person my dad, really big hearted you know. Only a tiny guy.
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