Jump to content
Hide Adverts

Bandsman1966

Members
  • Content Count

    73
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    4

Image Comments posted by Bandsman1966


  1. 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


  2. 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.


  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. 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


  5. 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.


  6. 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.

×
×
  • Create New...