Old Photographs: Music and dancing

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Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

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Eddie Purnell's BandEddie Purnell’s Band performing at a dance at the Assembly Hall of the works of the Royal Enfield company at Westwood during the Second World War. Enfield moved into redundant underground quarries to produce gun sights and their workers lived in accommodation above ground, including a restaurant and communal facilities where dances were the main form of entertainment.

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Spare Parts Concert PartyBradford on Avon “Spare Parts” Concert Party members 1925 to 1926 were amateurs who put on musical and comic entertainment.

Back row: E. Wicks, S. Cane, R. Turtell; front row: H. Holborn, S. Walton, H. Morris, V. Bray.

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Bradford Brass BandBradford’s Amateur Brass Band became the Spencer Moulton company band early in the 20th century. The bass drum in the photograph (on the right) is now on display in the Museum.

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Holt Congregational Church musical entertainmentMembers of the Congregational Church in Holt who had been putting on a musical entertainment in the school room in about 1920. Seated is Jim Ladd and his sisters Gertrude and Isobel are also in the picture.

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