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Concert and variety show at Parish Hall, Handcross
The Slaugham Archive
Concert and variety show at Parish Hall, Handcross

The photograph is of a concert and variety show in the Handcross Parish Hall in about 1968.
Taking centre stage is clarinetist of Handcross Band, Wally Bristow, with M.C., Roger Ray, standing behind him. Wally is holding a clock presented to him on his retirement from band duties after several decades of loyal service.
The band members are, from the left, Lou Macey (glasses), John Marsh (at back), Johnny Carmen (round face), John Taylor (foreground), Mrs Vi Johnson (in front of magician), Janet Young (middle), Bert Spree (trombone), Tom Wells, Fred Foster, Unknown (glasses), Jack Langridge (looking up), Herbie White (at back), Billy Stubbs (right).
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Select Open Document to read a newspaper cutting from 1961 of a similar event held in the Parish Hall, this time to raise funds for the maintenance of the hall.
I am indebted to Peter Gasson for identifying the musicians. Peter was one of four or five cornetists who were seated on the left, but were cropped off by the photographer!
As some sort of belated compensation for not receiving the deserved limelight some 50 years ago, a photograph from 1980 of Peter, with Afro hairstyle, and his family has been added to the “document”. The picture was kindly supplied by Bev Ansell.

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Picture added on 05 April 2017 at 16:09
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