1952 – Area Contest Exeter

1952 – Taken at the regional contest in Exeter. This is an action picture of the band qualifying for the London finals – the band came second. Note the players without jackets which are on the floor – this would be frowned on today!

Personnel: Troms, Basil Shelley, John Snook, Percy Dredge, & Dave Tanner. Basses, L – R Reg Spreadbury BBb ? ? & Ron Spreadbury Eb. Horns, L-R Charlie Warner ? Wilf Green. Back row, Sop, Jack Green, ? ? Pete Stratton. Front row, Cliff Kingshot. The conductor was Sid Clark.