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Liskeard Members of the 2nd V.B., D.C.L.I. Band

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Back Row
W. Prior, J. Jory, R. Austin, H. Phillips, F. Gibson, J. Hoskin, W. Elford, W. Hancock, J. Jory, E. Coles, W. Snell

Second Row
R. J. Honey, Sgt. T. G. Pooley, Bandmaster J. Phillips, W. Jago, Sgt. W. Oke

Front Row
A. Doney, C. Whitford, F. Hicks, W. Herring, J. Goldsworthy


Mr. W. Herring, of Lower Lux-street, in his 70th year, is believed to be the oldest active bandsman in Cornwall. He started his long musical career in the old Moorswater Band, when a boy of 14, and then joined the famous Liskeard Volunteer Band. He worked in Wales for 3 1/2 years, playing in the Birmingham Waterworks Band, and on returning to Liskeard became a member of the Territorial Band under Mr. J. Mitchell. When war broke out, he joined the Defence Corps, and was in the D.C.L.I. Band at Hayle. After that he threw in his lot with St. Cleer band, and at present is the 'father' of Liskeard Silver Band. In former years he played the solo tenor, and now plays the bass. Nearly 56 years as a bandsman is surely a record?

Archie Doney (front row, at left) is the Granduncle of Wendy Cox who provided this picture from an unknown source.


Monday, 19 December, 2005 18:05

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