Aldbourne Heritage Centre
Exploring the Village Story

Chapter 15 : Chronicle

Important village and band events reported during AV Jerrams time as bandmaster.

1922

Opening of Memorial Hall.

JG Alder married.

Aldbourne band play every sat evening in the square.

Fred Barnes played football for Swindon?

1st “East Wilts” band contest held in Aldbourne.

Both village public wells “lowered”.

Lady Currie of Upham lost in her attempt as Liberal Candidate.

A sausage shaped water spout witnessed in village.

Hungerford ladies choral party in Aldbourne on behalf of band funds.

James White .

A band fete raises the enormous amount of £30.

 

1923

Aldbourne band win Fairford contest

The 2nd Aldbourne village brass band contest held.

 

1924

Band concert included items such as the duet Ida and Dot, the march BB and CF, and the selection from the Pirates of Penzance, three numbers still regularly performed by todays bands.

Concert by the Aldbourne “laughter makers” whose cast included several bandsmen.

Aldbourne jazz band conducted by T D Barnes.

Aldbourne brass band contest

 

1925

Swindon fife and drum band from the Central Hall and led by dabchick Tommy Liddiard and Ramsbury Methodist band both play in village.

 

1926

Band play at Woolands Marridge Hill Wimbledon tennis event.

first of band 6 a side football matches

1927

Band concert and bowling competition in the square.

Band at Aldbourne Hospital sports day event.

Band whist drive.

 

1929

Band dinner

Two band whist drives

Aldbourne band sacred concert held raised £1-8-3

Easter Monday dance in aid band funds Aldbourne band did not play

Aldboure’s “clever band” 1st Newbury

Aldbourne band 6 a side football

Aldbourne  and Chilton Foliat in Aldbourne hos parade

1930

first appearance of band’s OCTAVE jazz band.

New uniforms cost £100.

 

1936

Death of JB Alder

The Swindon sa band conducted by Mr G Snook come to village.