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Lingdale Silver Prize Band
Lingdale Silver Prize Band,
winners of Thornley Cup, Spennymoor,
The setting of the picture was the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at the bottom of Scarth St Lingdale.
Back Row Left to Right
John Chamberlain, Reg Stocks, Timmy Bell, Herbert Breeze, Gus Coote, Jack Dadd, Fred Ramage Snr (Conductor),
1st Row Left to Right
Harold Ackerly, Brian Ackerly, J. Dadd, Brian Lynas, George Watson, Alan Wright, Mike Wood, Peter Jackson.
2nd Row Left to Right
Leonard Wright, Brian Weeks, Brian Atkinson, Tom Ackerley, John Robinson, Tony Booth, Ron Atkinson, Fred Ramage jnr, Derek Watson
3rd Row Left to Right
Jim Moody, Windsor Routledge, Brian Calvert, Mike Welford, John Welford, Nelson Watson, Clyde Sunley, Colin Byers, George Ackerley, John Ackerley, Eric Bringloe.
4th Row left to Right
Dignitaries Councilor Wilf Stonehouse, Tommy Dalton, Lady Ringrose Wharton, Skelton Castle Agent, Reg Simmons J.P. Mr Branch
Lewis Hopper, Eric Bushby, Tommy Swinburne.
Photograph and information kindly contributed by John Knaggs and Christine Watson, and many thanks to Christine Watson, Roy & Dorothy Winter for providing the names.
Little bits of Info about band members
A bit of additional info Windsor Routledge emigrated to Australia, his father repaired roofs with the assistance of his collie dog who climbed up the ladder after him.
Leonard Wrights mother Jessie had a sweet shop. Brian Weeks father had a grocer shop opposite the Working Mans Club.
He was a large and powerful man who worked at the pit and stoked the boilers with a specially made shovel which had side extensions welded onto it so he could shovel at a rate twice as fast as a normal person. He lived at the time in Prospect Terrace with a large family of possibly 5 boys and 2 girls.
Played in the veterans football game 1936 as Goal keeper (see sporting events)
Brass Band Success
30 years ago
Lingdale, home of brass bands for some 90 years, had one of its biggest successes when its Silver Band won a new competition sponsored by the Brotton and District Workingmen's Club, by beating New Marske in the final. Musical director Mr Maurice Pope, of Staithes, a band master in the army for more than 30 years, said "My boys were terrific and I am absolutely delighted with this win"
taken from 'Remember When' August 2003
Lingdale Band 2
Back Row from Left to Right
Brian Colman, Colin Byers, Len Wright, Alex Holmes, Brian Weeks, Brian Calvert, Windsor Routledge, ?, ?, Terry Lowe, Brian Atkinson, Mr Atkinson (Brians father)
1st Row from Left to Right
Billy Hall, Jim Moody, Mr Trowsdale, ? Atkinson, ?, George Ackerley, ?, ?, Tome Ackerley, Timmy Bell, John Robert Carver, Eric Bringloe, Lol Booth
Front Row from Left to Right
Reg Simons, John Chamberlain, Mr Coulson, Derek Watson, Brian Breeze, Jack Dadd, Ron Atkinson, Dennis Bint, Herbert Breeze, Mr Branch, Fred Ramage
Photograph and Information kindly contributed by Christine Watson (nee Stonehouse).
Lingdale Band in 1966
Back Row from Left to Right
John Chamberlain, Robert Wright, Colin Byers, Brian Codling, Timmy Bell, Peter Jackson, Terry Hopper, Brian Clarke, Ron Atkinson, Fred Ramage jnr.
1st row from Left to Right
Eric Bringloe, George Watson, George Ackerely, Eric Bushby, Harry Smurthwaite, John Ackerley, Tom Ackerley, John Robinson, Alan Wright.
2nd Row from Left to Right
Nelson Watson, Mike Wedgewood, Cliff Wright, Johnny Ackerley, Dennis Whitehead, Harry Ackerley, Brian Weeks, Mike Wood.
3rd Row from Left to Right
Jim Moody, Brian Colman, Brian Ackerely, Billy Lynas,Fred Ramage Snr (conductor), Reg Simons, Gus Coote, Mr Branch, Brian Atkinson.
Front Row form Left to Right
Dennis Hutton, Jim Kettlewell, John Moody, ? Morrell, Harold Ackerley, Colin Coote, Robert Welford.
Photograph and information kindly contributed by Christine Watson (nee Stonehouse)
Lingdale Sliver Band in High Street
This picture was taken about 1930's from the upstairs post office window.
Photograph kindly contributed by Susan Griffiths.
It's all about Brass
‘The Lockwood Band’ the result of Yarm and Lingdale Bands joining forces in the interest of economy.
Back Row – Adrian Beadnal, Brain Smith, Cath Jackson, Matther Smith, Brian Coleman, Allison Potter, Brain Accerley, Dave Rumney, Graeme Laird, Peter Andrews.
Second Row – Andrew Wilkinson, Bradley Smith, Nigel Barnes, Fiona Johnson, Kirsty Linkin, Sue Merser, Crawford Hall, Graham Robinson, Stephen Baxter.
Front Row – Martin Hatfield, Bruce Holloway, David Shawcross, Lesley Reid, John Roberts, Ann Myers, Catherine Hatfield, Brian Tams, John Accerley.
It’s all about brass
Then in 1853, there were over 40,000 brass bands playing in the UK, many of which had a vast army of supporters who enthusiastically followed their musicians where ever they were competing in the prestigious brass band competitions. Over 16,000 fans turned up for the Bellevue contest in 1853 and later, in 1937, thirty three special trains and a fleet of motor coaches were hired to bring band supporters to a competition held in Skegness. One musical instrument maker at that time had 10,000 bands on his books.
All this interest in brass bands had come about with the industrial revolution, when towns began to rise rapidly and the new workers sought recreation in coming together to play music. Many bands therefore were linked to communities, mills and pits, and as a result had working class sympathies and supported campaigns for political reform.
In 1819 the Stalybridge Old Band was engaged to play at one such political meeting at St Peter’s Field in Manchester which was to become known as the infamous Peterloo Massacre when the Manchester Yeomanry were called in to disperse a 50,000 crowd after the Riot Act had been read. In so doing they left 11 people dead and 400 injured.
The first brass band contest took place in 1845 at Burton Constable near Hull when five bands competed. Since then band contests have become an integral part of the brass band scene. Competition is fierce and feelings can run high. In 1892 Lincoln supporters chased a judge across country to throw him in a lake after he had read the names of the winners in the wrong order.
Gradually with the advent of new valve instruments, the standard of performances began rising dramatically and bands such as Black Dyke Mills, Grimethrope Colliery and Hammonds Sauce quickly became household names.
The North East with its mining connection has produced many bands of distinction and in Cleveland the tradition is being maintained with a number of award winning bands.
Yet the future is far form rosy. There are no longer 40,000 bands in the country, the figure is nearer 2,000 and many of these are suffering the financial hardship imposed by the increasing cost of running an assembly of up to 27 musicians.
The Lingdale and Yarm bands were typical of the problem. Both had a long proud history – Yarm player performed at the opening of the Darlington to Stockton railway, but in recent times it began to flounder, as younger members began to move away to work. In East Cleveland financial support of Lingdale disappeared as ICI started to pull out of Teesside, and the future for these two bands looked bleak. The answer was an amalgamation and alliance is surviving well under the new name ‘Lockwood Brass Band’.
Euphonium player David Shawcross was a young boy of 11 when he first joined the Lingdale 27 years ago “The future is not encouraging for those self supporting bands constantly facing escalating costs. We are continually dreaming up fund raising activities to meet our annual cost of £5,000 but it is not easy”.
The Lockwood now has 28 members between the ages of 13 – 70 years. Under their Musical Director Nigel Barnes, they will be competing this year in the National Championships qualifying final at Harrogate and will also be taking part in the French Open in June.
To grasp the scale of the financial problem, equipping a 27 piece band with instruments costs at least £38,000, a tuba cost £4,000 and a trombone over £2,000. On top of this are the additional costs of uniforms, music and renting rehearsal accommodation.
In the past sponsorship has been the answer, with many bands suffering the indignity of becoming associated with a sauce bottle (Hammonds) or a car battery (Ever Ready). But as one harassed treasurer said – if it pays the bills you swallow your dignity these days.
Taken from ‘Now & Then’ February 2005 East Cleveland Edition, written by Wilton Price.
Taken in the High Street, Lingdale
Photograph kindly contributed by Susan Griffiths.
Listen to the Band
Youngsters from the villages Silver Prize Band
The old ironstone mine at Lingdale left more of a mark on the village than a pitheap. It left a sense of pride – in its Lingdale Silver Prize Band.
Like almost everything else at the village, the band grew out the mine. But it has lived on past the years when it was held together at the seams by the tough workers.
It’s a young outfit. The average age is about 18 but there are some members only 13 and 14 years old. One thing that has not changed is its pride of place in East Cleveland. It brings trophies home to Lingdale, puts the village on the map.
And it trains youngsters from the age of seven through a junior section, so it gives an interest to a lot of kids in a spot that has been starved of much organised activity.
Band master Terry Hopper started 30 years back when he was seven. “We rely a lot on young ones coming through keeping us going” he says “We have lost a lot of people in recent years, through their moving away, or through the pressure of work. But we have all sorts in, brickies, labourers, joiners, ICI workers office workers.
A big factor in the bands success now is 21 year old musical director Alan Morrison, who is a solo cornet with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band as well. Meanwhile in the last two years they have reached the Northern finals twice and won the Loftus and the Newton Aycliffe club trophies , won the Tyne and Wear and the Vaux competitions, and made third in last years national finals.
Information taken from a press cutting kindly contributed by Alan Thompson.
The date of this photograph is unknown
Back row 6th right Charles Cobbin he lived at Carney Street, Boosbeck
If any one has any idea of the date or the names of the others please let me know
Kindly contributed by Mrs Wilkinson (nee Cobbin).
Opening of the Band Room
Opening of the Band Room by Mrs Ringrose Wharton
Kindly contributed by Linda Coote.
Lingdale Junior Band
Taken about 1974 1975
L / R
Kindly contributed by Stuart McMillan
Lingdale Band Album cover
Lingdale Band had a record made called 'Roundabout' about 1977 - 1978
Kindly contributed by Stuart McMillan
back of record cover
Lingdale Band late 1940's, early 50's
Taken either late 1940's or early 1950's
Back Row: Peacock, T. Green, F. Bennison, B. Nicholas, J. Robinson, A. Woods.
Middle Row: L.Bunnett, D. Walker, J. Hobson, J. Dadd, T. Saunders, J. Howe, B. Walker, C. Trousdale, P. Hobson, W. Woods.
Front Row: J. Ireland, Trousdale, Partridge, Sleaman, J. Body, H. Peacock, Coote, Hodgson, L. Woods, J. Peacock, C. Sanderson.
Photograph & Information kindly contributed by Anne Peacock. June 2008
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