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Handcross Band wins national championship
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Handcross Band wins national championship

The Handcross Band went through a tough period during the 1970s but made a comeback at the end of the decade with several new musicians and under new leadership. In 1983 the band beat 19 other finalists to win the fourth section of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain at the Albert Hall, in London. It was the first Sussex band ever to win in the finals.
On the extreme left is Jean Oxley, with her husband, Dave Oxley, seated in front. Roger Ray is seen congratulating the conductor, Ian Walsh, on the band’s success.
The Large Version shows a commemorative sticker following the band’s achievement.
Click on Open Document to view a newspaper cutting featuring the band's success.

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Picture added on 16 September 2014 at 09:54
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Handcross Band and Handcross Orchestra
I have now found a newspaper cutting celebrating the band's win, and this can be viewed by selecting Open Document.
Added by Barry Ray on 24 November 2014
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