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  1. Bandsman1966

    1975BrentfordNylonsNethertonCollieryBand.jpg

    If they won the picnic in 75 that was the year before my avatar pic was taken. A press photographer posed mum and I on Front Street, it was probably the NP Leader? As you can see I was too small for a blazer. Actually I was too small for the hat and the horrible crimplene kipper tie too. Ten years old and marching with the band, I was so proud.
  2. Bandsman1966

    1975BrentfordNylonsNethertonCollieryBand.jpg

    I remember Jimmy well, and I think I remember Deborah. We lived on the Wansbeck Estate from the late 60's, by the middle shops and my folks stayed there until the 90's, the Golding's were only a few minutes walk away.
  3. Bandsman1966

    1975BrentfordNylonsEaster.jpg

    #11 Clarence Millburn #7 Howard Swanson? #21 Ian Lamb? ??
  4. Bandsman1966

    Netherton Colliery Band

    A selection of Netherton Colliery Band, Bedlington Picnic photos & other Brass Bands from the area. Early 20th century to 1980's.
  5. Bandsman1966

    Netherton Colliery Brass Band ?

    I'll try to, not sure how using phone.
  6. Bandsman1966

    Netherton Colliery Brass Band ?

    Sorry I missed your earlier tag, for some reason my PC has blocked this forum and had been sending all notifications to spam, now using my phone some of the pics are hard to see. The "unidentified" band in the first pic probably is Netherton, it might be my dad #30 without specs, but #28 is more likely and Hammy #31? Susan's pic & list tagged my dad (Biff) at #16, certainly looks like him but if it is then it must be later than '41, born in 1933... he's a big lad for an 8 year old.
  7. Bandsman1966

    1975BrentfordNylonsNethertonCollieryBand.jpg

    See details on this thread, if I've copied the correct link, this seems to fit with my memories.
  8. Bandsman1966

    1975BrentfordNylonsNethertonCollieryBand.jpg

    I think I was told it was because the pit closed (I had started to learn cornet in Netherton winter '72/3, probably the Institute/club?) and I don't believe it was a merger of two bands, but a change of name and "sponsor". The band moved into the factory for rehearsals at that time and continued for a few years but there were issues with where we played, often we would be in a corner of the canteen which was not ideal for a band practice or the workers trying to eat. My mum stopped playing altogether around 78/9(?) and my father and I moved to another band, whether this was because the band broke up or not I don't know. Other names to add: I think these may be correct, 22 Arthur Brodie. 12 Clarence Milburn. Possibles, 18 Ian Lamb. 27 Howard Swanson
  9. Bandsman1966

    1975BrentfordNylonsNethertonCollieryBand.jpg

    I think I was told it was because the pit closed (I had started to learn cornet in Netherton '72/3) and I don't believe it was a merger of two bands, but a change of name and "sponsor". The band moved into the factory for rehearsals at that time and continued for a few years but there were issues with where we played, often we would be in a corner of the canteen which was not ideal for a band practice or the workers trying to eat. My mum stopped playing altogether around 78/9(?) and my father and I moved to another band, whether this was because the band broke up or not I don't know.
  10. Bandsman1966

    1964Netherton at CISWO Finals Blackpool.jpg

    Thank you.
  11. Bandsman1966

    1922Nethertonimage.jpg

    Ah, now, if you compare the names from the "earlier" pic I see the 2 young lads #'s 26/7 named as Hutton & Clark, on this pic #2 and #9 a few years older.....we're (mostly you) are starting to pin this timeframe down.
  12. Bandsman1966

    1906 or later Netherton.jpg

    Great stuff, I've no idea who dad asked in obtaining those names, he was born in '33, or where he got the pic from. The only date we can be certain of is that it was sometime after 1906. They had "military" style uniforms by the 50's and the name changed several times over the years.
  13. Bandsman1966

    1948ishGalaDay.jpg

    Not sure, it would be logical to presume it was taken at Netherton. I recognise a very young Billy Hamilton kneeling in the front. Tank top wearer not the trombonist. It might be Arthur Brodie directly behind his left shoulder (white shirt and braces)
  14. Bandsman1966

    1929NorthSeaton(possibly)image.jpg

    I believe it is North Seaton band, W (Billy) Litster was there as was (I think) W S (sammy) Bond. The rest are not familiar to me.
  15. Bandsman1966

    1950sNethertonBand(locationanddateunknown).jpg

    Seems correct to me.
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