Over a pint or two (!?) the other night, conversation deviated towards the famous Iron Acton Cocoa Works Band (Deportment Prize Winners at Denton Whit Friday 2000); the fun we had those two years we did the contest and how it would be great to give the banner an airing again. Are there any members of the "Pirates of Banding" out there who'd like to have another crack at it? Sadly, or not as the case may be, Sid, the legend (in his own drinking time) 3rd cornet/failed bass drummer has packed in banding so we would need someone to fill the substantial gap. I don't think it would be a good idea to book Applegates after the 2000 fiasco though. If you would be interested in a one night only reformation please reply.