Mark Wilkinson

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Edwin's Keyed Bugle

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EDWIN  FIRTH’S  KEYED  BUGLE

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James Thorpe

JAMES  THORPE  -  Principal Cornet Fodens Band.

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Wynford Barnet (a tribute)

Wynford Charles Barnet died on the 2nd of August 2018, he was 68 years of age.

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The Nationals 1937 - 2017

While reading through an old 1937 Nationals contest programme which I'm sure any brass band person would find interesting, maybe fascinating, I thought I would make some comparisons from then to...

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Edwin Firth Memorial Concert 4 Bars Rest Review

The musical life of Edwin Firth has been marked in an outstanding manner by Foden’s Band.100 years to the day on which he was killed serving in France in the...

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Death in Varennes

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Exactly 100 years ago to the day, on the evening of 1st June 1918, a shell exploded in faraway Varennes, in the Somme Region of Picardy France, and the repercussions,...

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Foden's Females lead the way

As Band Manager at Foden’s Band, from 1975 – 1990, it was never my role to interfere with players hired or fired by the respective Director of Music, even if...

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Rex Mortimer

When your father is the Bandmaster of the finest brass band in the world; when your eldest brother is the renowned Principal Cornet of the same Band; when your other...

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Attendance Register

Sometime before the Great War of 1914-1918, Foden's Band started an attendance register for players attending rehearsals.  How do I know?  Well right now I am holding the register, although...

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Hubert Shergold

Of the handful of players I knew from the Rimmer/Halliwell era, Hubert Shergold stood out. I found him to be an interesting conversationalist who enjoyed relating incidents of the past to...

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Arthur Webb Snr

Arthur Webb (snr) Solo Horn 1910

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Arthur Stubbs

Arthur Stubbs  Cornet / Soprano    1915 - 1926

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William Halliwell

William Halliwell    Conductor

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Alex Mortimer

Alex Mortimer   Euphonium Player / Conductor

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Harry Mortimer

Harry Mortimer   Cornet / Conducotr

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Fred Mortimer

Fred Mortimer   Conductor

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William Rimmer

William Rimmer   Conductor / Composer / Arranger

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Alfred Crossley

Alfred Crossley   2nd Euphonium 1910 - 1913

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Stephen Bartles

Stephen Bartles   2nd Cornet / Flugel Horn  1910 - 1912

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'How many times have I moved the Band Library ?'

Article by James Charles (originally produced in the Foden's Fanfare Magazine)

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Further street names to honour Foden's - 2013

Street names to honour Foden's

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Teddy Gray - A tribute

Now it is to the memory of this great musician.

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Interview with Bram Gay

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National Championships of Great Britain - 1,000 Guinea Trophy

Article by David Cawdell (via 4barsrest 2004)

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Teddy Gray

Allan Littlemore recalls the life and brass band times of Teddy Gray - the former principal cornet of the Foden's Band.

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Street names to honour Foden's - 2012

Some of the greatest names in the history of Foden’s Brass Band are to be commemorated on a new Sandbach housing estate.

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Arthur Webb

Allan Littlemore looks back on the remarkable playing career of Arthur Webb — one of the greatest tenor horn players in banding history.

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Joe Moores

Joe Moores was the finest trombone player who ever lived. That is a very bold assertion, especially from someone who never even played a penny whistle.So what gives me the...

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William Halliwell

Allan Littlemore profiles the story of William Halliwell, the most successful conductor at the British Open Championships in the 20th Century.

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Foden's historical ledger lines

The discovery of a lost ledger charting 65 years of unique Foden's history has been found by Allan Littlemore. 

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Allan Littlemore talks about great players from the 1930's

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Edwin Firth

Allan Littlemore pays tribute to one of the numerous bandsmen to give their lives for our freedom - the great Edwin Firth.

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The tale of the missing Foden's MD's

Allan Littlemore recalls the tale of a missing Fred Mortimer statuette and his hopes of finding one more...

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