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Thurcroft Band 1958

Email from Bob Coombs


Hi, Whilst sorting through some old photographs, I found this cutting regarding Thurcroft welfare band from 1958. My sister is actually Kathryn Coombs not Kathleen as stated in the cutting.I played Tenor horn at that time eventually playing Bb Bass until I moved away from the area in 1977.


Bob Coombs



Text from the Clipping



Kathleen Coombs

Competing in the Brass Band Contest, organised by the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation (North Eastern Division), at the City Hall Sheffield, on Sunday, the Thurcroft Miners' Welfare Band followed up their success at Yeadon recently by winning the third section-defeating last year's winners, Upton Colliery, by 175 points to 174. They received the N.C.B. Cup from Mr F Collindridge (secretary of the Yorkshire Area N.U.M.)


The test piece played at the contest was “A Souvenir Of Shakespeare”. The bandsmen were M Palmer (soprano), G Farrel (soloist); S Crookes, N Portas, P McCluskey, P Hall, H Palmer, C White, C Jenkins and Miss K Coombs (cornets); D Brown, G Hart, R Coombs, (horns). W Sykes (euphonium); D Jenkins, T Wilson, (baritone); G Sykes jnr., G Close, G Walsh, and R Moss (trombones); K Sykes, M Taylor, G Jones, C Foster (basses). The youngest player in the band , to whom (unreadable) reference was made by the adjudicator, is eight years old Kathleen Coombs

The bandmaster is Mr. G Sykes snr.

Are you in the picture?

Thanks to Steven Hart for the photographs