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  1. Not a name I knew, but I'd say you're right. Now looking at the band photo which looks a couple of years later there are also 2 youngish lads stacked on the steps, right of centre. Could they be the trombonists in the quartet? G Railton (could be in that position) and possibly Turnbull or Dickinson behind/above?
  2. Of those I can positively identify, #'s 18,22,28,29,37 100% accurate. These are a high probability #'s 20,23,25,32,34. Excellent work. Thank you for your fantastic patience.
  3. I don't, whenever the pit closed, or the village hall/club was shut. I don't remember exactly where we rehearsed in the village or how they came to be the B N band and move to Cramlinton. Those dates are accurate (probably) so 74-76 but the workers at the factory objected, loudly, to the band rehearsing at the far end of their canteen and my mum gave up and dad and I changed bands. I've no idea how long the band survived after that. The Cuthbertsons and others went to Ellington Colliery, some to Ashington and others Lynemouth bands. I do remember the ties were an awful yellow polyester and there was no budget to provide a jacket for me hence my pullover with badge sewn on in my profile pic (with mother) the hats were Netherton's.
  4. Cool. Front 'line' L-R is Ridley, Bradley, Hamilton, Elsie Steel, Smith. Joe Grant is on the left, between the "E" of Sutcliffe sign and the carriage lamp. I can't actually see Ray Douglas or Jimmy Golding in the background. Not certain which is ¿Kenny? Bond.
  5. Actually, dad was fairly good at tagging so the list might be correct from rear to front, left to right in ranks.
  6. Yes, if it helps I am certain of a couple of the identities. (BTW you missed the H from Netherton). Known at this time as Netherton Colliery Workmens Brass Band. First man far left of pic is Geo. Cuthbertson. Baritone/Euphonium. To his left on the rank (with hat tipped back) might be ¿Clarence?Milburn. Baritone/Euph. Youngster is probably Stevie Robertson. Cornet. Bloke in front of side drum looks like Joe Grant. Tenor Horn, though I only knew him as a cornet player so he could be ('face obscured by his music, bloke in specs) next to the tall guy not in uniform
  7. Please do, there's plenty of people out there who had family in the Bands and will love seeing their "ancestors". I did look about on the other pages and see your labeling method, it's a great idea, if I'd noticed before I uploaded the pics I'd not have needed to include scans of the labels.
  8. Tommy was "old" then. Probably around sixty, but to a ten year old anyone over 40 was ancient.
  9. My Nana and Grandad lived at Hirst Terrace North, I spent a lot of time in Dr. Pit park in the 70's and, when old enough to be trusted, explored the river from Furnace Bank to Hartford so our paths probably never crossed on those timelines.
  10. I remember the Hell of doing the "cross country" run from BHS 79-82. Mr Cunningham was an evil *basket*. From the black bridge to the bank top, down Furnace bank, over the bridge then cut along the river bank to the Spine Road and back over the river, down to a scrapyard(?) and return to the Black bridge, 2 whole loops and if you were spotted cutting any corners you got to go down the bank and back up again. I don't remember ever seeing that bandstand.
  11. I only remember the rectangular one at Atlee Park. The Picnic field. But that would seem logical.
  12. Long-shot, but I wonder if Tommy Percy (who was my tutor for cornet) was a relation? Lived at Easton Homes if I remember correctly '76 (ish).
  13. Why the *heck* did I not learn this at school? I studied (and failed) O-Level history at BHS and NEVER knew that Railway lines were invented there. Blame my teacher J (smelly) Turnock!
  14. From the album Netherton Colliery Band

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  15. From the album Netherton Colliery Band

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