The Slaugham Archives

Handcross Band 1946
The Slaugham Archive
Handcross Band 1946

Following a gap of about eight years, including the war years, the Handcross Band reformed in 1946 with a mixture of some pre-war members and some new faces.
Much to the relief of those who had just left the forces, the uniforms had gone, and lounge suits were the order of the day.
From the left standing:- 3 Reg Leppard, 4 Bill Robinson.
Sitting:- 1 Wally Bristow, 3 Bill Arnold, 5 Bill Doggett, 6 W. G. Bosley (Bandmaster), 7 Roger Ray, 8 Gerry Ray.
Please can any add more names?
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Click on Open Document to view three newspaper cuttings of 1946 and 1947 relating to the revival of the band after the war.

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Picture added on 30 August 2014 at 16:14
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Handcross Band and Handcross Orchestra
Comments:
Standing on the left in the back row holding a clarinet is my grandfather, Fred Ansfield, of Desmond Castle.
Added by Alan Hawkins (Australia) on 27 June 2017
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