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Shirley Brass Band (Document)

The Derby Mercury of 5th, September, 1877 reported that the band, under the leadership of bandmaster Davies, played at a Sunday school sports evening at Brailsford.

In 1881 the Mercury reported the the band headed a procession to Brailsford church and later played on the lawn of Brailsford Hall.

In 1882 the band headed a procession of the Longford Friendly Society from the clubroom to the Church.

They took part in a brass band competition at Tibshelf in 1883. They were unplaced.

Still going in 1919, they played at the Garden fete.

"District News." Derby Mercury 5 Sept. 1877. 19th Century British Newspapers. Web. 9 May 2016. URL http://tinyurl.galegroup.com/tinyurl/3N2BM7 Gale Document Number: GALE|BA3202772887

"District News." Derby Mercury 15 June 1881. 19th Century British Newspapers. Web. 11 May 2016. URL http://tinyurl.galegroup.com/tinyurl/3NULK5 Gale Document Number: GALE|BA3202781651

"District News." Derby Mercury 7 June 1882. 19th Century British Newspapers. Web. 11 May 2016. URL http://tinyurl.galegroup.com/tinyurl/3NUHb1 Gale Document Number: GALE|BA3202784029

"District News." Derby Mercury 1 Aug. 1883. 19th Century British Newspapers. Web. 11 May 2016. URL http://tinyurl.galegroup.com/tinyurl/3NUQ96 Gale Document Number: GALE|BA3202786711

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