Quorn historical image   Quorn Village On-line Museum   Quorn historical image

Wednesday 17th July 2024  

Museum Home
About our museum
Artefacts by Number
Quorn's location
The name change
Village publications
Information sources
Museum Award
Contact us

Wright's Commanders Band, Quorn - 1930s

A photograph held in Loughborough Library.

We have received this information from Ann Brown (Wheldon) now resident in Bournemouth:

"The band master in this photo was my father Arthur Wheldon. He would have joined the band in 1935 when he was a foreman dyer and stayed there until 1940. My mother Marie was also a member."

In December 2011, Gary Hall added this information:

"My nan was in the showband pre-war. She remembers Lil Talbot (second from left front row), Arthur Wheldon, who was band leader and Jack Newton, who was mace bearer she thinks.

My Nan would have been Joyce Gimson at the time and remembers having the lights on her uniform and practicing in fields doing union jacks etc. She played the Kazoo, a large brass one apparently and remembers the red and white uniform. she thinks there were at least two other bands in Loughborough at the time and a thriving competition circuit.

We think she is 5th from the left (the first two being between the back two rows) on the big photo at Artefact 281."

 view larger image
 missing information Missing information: Can you name anyone on this photo or tell us anymore about Wright's Commanders Band?
Please email us at: team2024@quornmuseum.com
 Submitted on: 2010-02-25
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson. Updated by Anne Brown and Gary Hall
 Artefact ID: 750
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=750
 Print: View artefact in printer-friendly page or just on its own (new browser tab).

   Quorn Village On-line Museum
 copyright notice
 search tips
 view latest news
 view latest news
 view latest news
 what's new What's New
See what items have been added recently.
 can you contribute? Can you Contribute?
We need historical material relating to Quorn village.
 filling in the gaps Filling in the gaps
Help us with names, places, locations and years.

 artefact counter

Artefact Counter
How many artefacts does this online museum contain?

 make a donation

Make a donation
Help to secure more museum artefacts and this site's future.

 see our Facebook page