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Music stimulates the holiday spirit 17th August 1943

Music stimulates the holiday spiritThere is nothing like music for stimulating the holiday spirit and Bideford Town Silver Band, conducted by Bandmaster J Heal, have been seeing that Bideford has an extra ration of music during the summer season by giving three concerts a week.

Concerts are on the Park and on the Quay.

Names in photograph - left to right

Top row - Messrs F. Beer, A Huxtable, P Hutchings, S Lee, K Hearn, F Rockhey and G Saltern

Middle Row - Messrs C Harvey, A Pearce, C Bawden, W Vodden, G Patterson, A Bushen, A Elliott, S Laird and G Beer

Bottom Row - Messrs F Beer (Borough Mace Bearer), H Rendle (Band Treasurer), B V Branch (Deputy Bandmaster), Cllrs J H Sharley (Mayor of Bideford), J Heal (Bandmaster), Cllr G Little (Band Chairman), Cllr W E Ellis (Deputy Mayor), W B Cole (Band Secretary), H Baglow (Borough Mace Bearer).  Cllr W H Chubb (Vice Chairman of the Band) was unfortunately unable to be present on the occasion when the photograph was taken.

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