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Handcross Dance Band
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Handcross Dance Band

The picture is of Handcross Band performing on the stage at some venue, but perhaps not the Parish Hall as surely there they always had a decent backdrop!
From the pennants hanging from the music stands it seems clear that this was the era when the band changed its style and promoted itself as the “Handcross Dance Band”.
From the left, back row:- Herbie White, Bill Robinson, Bill Salter, Stan Gasson, Bert Trigg, Unknown, Fred Foster, Harry Gasson, Arthur “Joby” Johnson.
Sitting:- Freddie May, Reg Skeates, Unknown, Unknown, Lou Macey, Unknown, Vi Johnson, Unknown girl, Peter Gasson, Johnny Taylor, Wally Bristow, Edie ??, “Dobler” ?, Unknown, Janet Young, Jack Langridge, Unknown, George Monk, Unknown boy, Roger Ray.
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Picture added on 20 July 2015 at 10:06
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Handcross Band and Handcross Orchestra
The girl sitting 4th from the right is me. My name is Janet Young not White. The boy on the far right is my brother, Robert, who briefly played cornet and helped out on percussion.
I still play the horn in the NE of Essex and am ever grateful for the start Handcross band gave me on my way to becoming a music teacher.

(Janet, many thanks for correction. I have adjusted your name in the text above. Barry)
Added by Janet Young on 30 July 2015
Sorry I was not a very diligent band member, and not a very good cornet player.
Much to my later regret I did not continue with the cornet, although I was happy to help out at band functions.
Added by Robert Young (New Zealand) on 30 July 2015
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