Russell Davies’ research note 3.1
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Another note from Russell Davies’ research into the history of the Edge Hill BR Brass Band for their centenary celebration in 1979. Russell Davies was the band’s Vice President during the 1970s. The materials were donated to us by Ken Fretwell.
It is possible it was written by the son of band member George Brownbill. It states that the band first formed in 1878. The band were initially called the ‘Edge Hill London and North Western Railway Locomotive Shed Band’ but soon changed to the Edge Hill LNWR Band and they offered jobs to outside players. It also names the first bandmaster who also acted as Secretary and Treasurer, he was an organist and the Chief Traffic Superintendent for Liverpool and District. His name was Arthur Broomhall. The band used to practice Sunday mornings 10am-1pm. See the reverse of the note here: http://www.edgehillstation.co.uk/resources/scribble-32/
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