The Silver Band circa 1920s|
(picture from SWOP website)
A visiting band playing at the Cherry Fayre
The Flackwell Heath Silver Band was a popular troupe in the 1910s amd 1920s. Their uniform was much admired and there was no shortage of musicians.
They won several trophies and would often play at the Memorial Hall, or outside on The Common. Sadly, as other entertainments
took a hold in the village they attracted fewer members and the troupe was finally disbanded. As several of the musicians
were members of the Wilks family they may well have played at the opening of Wilks Park.
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