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Irwell Springs Brass Band 1905

"In 1905 the band won the Belle Vue Competition and Championship of Great Britain and Colonies at Crystal Palace, when the band came home from Belle Vue the town celebrated with them but these celebrations were nothing compared to what was ahead when the band returned home from Crystal Palace. Arriving in Accrington at about 9'oclock on the Monday night the band was met by decorated wagons full of supporters, and all along the route from Accrington to Bacup large groups of people turned out to congratulate and celebrate with them. When the band reached the borough boundary at the Thrutch the Mayor Alderman J.H Maden J.P and members of the Corporation were there to greet them and give them a civic welcome and accompany them on the rest of their journey into Bacup and to the home of Mr James Shepherd the bands President at his home, Holmes Villas. Despite it being nearly midnight when the band arrived back in Bacup dense crowds lined the decorated streets."

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Irwell Springs Brass Band 1905