Do You Remember......?

1967 A Sunday afternoon in Thornton Le Dale

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1970

a short article from local press.........

Headline -

FIFTY YEARS WITH STAPE BAND

To mark the attainment of 50 years service with Stape Silver Band Mr Edward Ward Hill was presented with a suitably inscribed gold wrist watch as a token of the band members gratitude.

The presentation by Mrs Gladys M. Grayson a member of the band, was made after a sacred concert given by the band at Rillington Chapel.

Mr Hill has been bandmaster of the Stape Silver Band for over 30 years.

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1980

The band were resplendent in new uniforms for the busy summer season, sometimes doing more than one engagement in a day. One particular sunday afternoon after playing in Hutton Le Hole we were en-route to Hinderwell to play at St Hilda's Church at the Blessing of the Well. With a bit of time to spare we stopped off at Sandsend for a picnic and of course one or two of the younger players wanted to go on the beach. It wasn't long before that turned into a paddle and despite warnings about not splashing the new jackets with seawater soon most of the band were down at the water's edge. You can probably guess what happened next!!! - Yes a certain young lady (who shall remain nameless) decided to see how waterproof the jackets were, she went a little too far into the surf and received a thorough soaking from a larger than expected wave. Her face was suddenly the same colour as her hair!!!

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