Press release from the BFBB

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by Roger Thorne, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Wem, Shropshire UK
    The Brass Band Archive - Press Release from BFBB

    [IMGLEFT][/IMGLEFT]The British Federation of Brass Bands has requested that the following Press Release be published on

    The Brass Band Archive

    Taking Care of Brass Bands Heritage

    The Brass Band Archive is now open in Wigan whose aim is to provide a service and preserve the Heritage of the
    Brass Band Movement.

    The archive has the support of The British Federation of Brass Bands, The British Brass Band Registry,
    The British Open Brass Band Championships, Pontins Brass Band Festival and many Brass Band Personalities.

    A visit to the archive is a must for all Brass Band Enthusiasts and Students.

    The contents of the Archive include:-

    Memorabilia of Harry Mortimer, Harold Moss, William Rimmer William Halliwell and many more.
    Over 7,000 sets of music and scores.
    Hundreds of CDs, LPs and 78s.
    Copies of the British Bandsman from 1887.
    All copies of Brass Band World.
    Numerous other copies of Brass Band Periodicals.
    Brass Band Books.
    Thousands of Contest Programmes.
    Old Uniforms and Stand Banners.
    Instruments Contest Trophy’s.

    The entrance to the Archive is Free but we would be grateful for any donation or alternatively you can join The Friends of the Brass Band Archive for an annual fee of £25.00 . If you wish life membership at a one of fee of £100.00. is available.

    Application forms can be downloaded from The British Brass Band Registry’s Web site
    or by contacting Walter or Alan .

    If anyone has any Brass Band Memorabilia that they may wish to give or loan to the Archive please contact Walter or Alan on the telephone numbers listed below.

    The Brass Band Archive is open to view on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays every week Free of Charge. Other viewing arrangements can be made by contacting.

    Walter Ainscough 95 Ashbourne Avenue, New Springs Park, Wigan,WN2 1HW.
    Tel. 01942 231811 or Alan Marsh Tel. 01942 747644

    The Brass Band Archive, Windsor House, 232 Scholes, Wigan, WN1 3NH


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  2. sterlingsop

    sterlingsop Member

    Thanks for the info. It's great to know that this archive is in existence, and I'll definitely make the effort to go and have a look in the Easter holidays.
  3. sevenhelz

    sevenhelz Active Member

    so we can borrow stuff from it? or is it a look but don't touch?
  4. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    West Midlands
    I went when it was at the DOYEN CENTRE Oldham, fortunate enough to see the man himself Nick Childs, i have been twice in total.

    Its well worth going to see and is just a world of information facts etc for anyone who is a brass band fanatic.
    Go along be dont expect to be done in a hour you will need at least 3/4 hours there if you really want to look at everything in detail.:clap:
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