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Guiseley Brass Band 1937




Title
Guiseley Brass Band
Date April 1937
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
D968
Comment
Guiseley Brass band outside Charlie Yates auction house.
This was shortly before the Coronation of King George V1 on 12th May 1937.
 
John Hopkinson has told us that the bandsman with the euphonium next to the right of the bandmaster is Richard Beaumont Hopkinson,1921 - 2008, my eldest brother.
My grandfather, Richard Bellamy, bought him a trumpet when he was seven, and he played in the band until he was 85 or 86.
He married Daisy Shipley, from Brandesburton, near Beverly, in 1948, at her home parish church.
 

yorkshiremyers
yorkshiremyers
Fairly sure the cornet player 3rd from right, back row is my father -in-law Tony Smith about 17 at the time of the photo - was in the band most of his life.
18 June 2013
jonhex
jonhex
I have submitted this photo on line as year c 1946, I accept this as being the accurate date, due to knowledge of site,
The bandmaster was Whibert / Wybert (?) Stevenson / Stephenson,
. My Grandfather, with the Brass Bass, Charles Nelson Hextall, is seated next to the drummer, at my Grandfathers funeral, the band paraded and played in respect of his 25 plus yrs. service, c. 1920 / 1950, He was also presented with a watch for 25 yrs. service.
15 July 2013
trumpet37
trumpet37
I think that 1946 would be nearer the mark. I joined around 1948 and there are a few I can remember. Far left front row is Teddy Wainwright on flugel, 3rd from left in the middle row looks like Dick Hopkinson on tenor horn, 2nd from left, back row on cornet looks like one of the Smith brothers from the Moorland Estate. R of centre, back row could be Whybert's son Roy on cornet and on his left maybe Jimmy Malloy. On the front row 3rd from the right is Bill Sands on EE flat bass and 2nd left on BBflat bass is (I forget his first name) Prentice and the drummer looks like (again I forget) Horner
Have a word with Roy Stevenson who is the current band master, he lives in Town Street.
I wonder what happened to all those wonderful blue uniforms, they would be ideal for use in many of the old musicals and period productions.
11 November 2013
clansman
clansman
I joined Guiseley Band about 1940 after graduating from the local school band in 1948. Started learning on the tenor horn but my talents on the instrument were not the best and took over the roll of base drummer. Although I remember all the mentioned names the photo would appear to have been taken a couple of years before I joined. The strange thing is that the base drummer in the photo is not me but is noted as having my name 'Horner'. Too much of a coincidence I think !
30 March 2014
clansman
clansman
Incorrect date - should read - Joined school band in 1948 moved on to Guiseley Brass Band around 1950
01 April 2014
minwilliams9
minwilliams9
6th from left front row, Joseph Wolstenholme (my Grandfather). 4th from right second row, Victor Wolstenholme ,or maybe Norman Wolstenholme? Joseph's sons, my uncles.
14 May 2018
minwilliams9
minwilliams9
I have a copy of this photo on my wall. It was taken outside Guiseley rectory. It must have been sometime in the 1930's, by 1948 Victor Wolstenhome had been dead for six years and Norman would have been 30 years old. Perhaps have another look at some of the faces and work out their age?
19 May 2018
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