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SummitSummit Colliery - The Band

By Chris Kidger

The Band
Chris Kidger



 

Chris Kidger

 



 


Summit had a very good band which entered many competitions and they won some.

In 1897 a band was formed and its members consisted mainly of surface workers and office staff from the mine.

Rehearsals were held in the local Tabernacle Church on Low Moor Road.

There was also a male voice choir with the band, I wonder if it could have been because of the Welsh miners.

Some of the members of the band were transferred from other bands.

One member of the band was Tommy Jeremy who took his cornet with him everywhere. There is a tale told that on one occasion he played his cornet non-stop all the way to Rhyl but someone hid the cornet on the return journey.

They were first prize winners in the Daily Herald Championships of 1953.

After several break-ups and reforming, Mr Marriott restarted the band in the 1970's.

The bandmaster in the 1950's and 1960's was F. WILKS.

A few of the musicians in the band were:

MR COLEMAN.
B COLEMAN
T JEREMY
L WADSWORTH
A. KEMP
C.RATCLIFFE
W. COOPER.
M. GILLOTT
D. THOMPSON
0. COOK
E. M. KEMP
E. SHEPPARD


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