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    The Pitman (greenwood)

    Hi Richard. Our messages crossed. Yes that does jog my memory and fits in.I knew Joe originally because both our sons were born with serious heart problems and We were both in the same support group. He introduced me , as I recall, to the band, not the other way round. I remembered that we...
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    The Pitman (greenwood)

    Hi Richard.I hope you had a great holiday and are back refreshed and thanks for your potted history of the Yarrow River Jazzband.I Can honestly say that other than Joe Shannon I do not recollect the other names. This is not surprising, because I was not really involved in the Trad Jazz scene...
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    The Pitman (greenwood)

    Cheers Richard. I was married in 1966 too! Coincidence again? Sorry I don't know Graeme Alexander. I have done some big band stuff but only locally. I'm trying to remember the Hawthorne? We left in 1987 so it's a long time ago. My wife will remember. Enjoy your holiday.Hope your not with Thomas...
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    The Pitman (greenwood)

    Hi Richard, I didn't mention your longevity at Eccleston Band, but 50 years service is a magnificent achievement. Congratulations on that and your elevation to President. It's really odd that I never had any association with Eccleston Band and also that I did not know that there was a fellow...
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    The Pitman (greenwood)

    Hi Richard.Yes that's correct Joe did play banjo.I didn't know his son played trumpet..Joe lived in Winstanley, in fact we've kept in touch with Val his wife ever since (Christmas cards etc.). I don't rememberGary, but yes it was the Billington brothers. Did one of them play valve trombone? It...
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    The Pitman (greenwood)

    Hi Richard I've had to rack my brain as I cannot really recollect the Yarrow River Jazzband. Are you referring to the band that had two brothers from Billinge, I think, and JOe Shannon on bass? I did play a couple of gigs with them. When I got your message I thought the connection was perhaps...
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    The Pitman (greenwood)

    Hi Richard. Thanks for your reply. I just wonder if you haven't got me mixed up with somebody else? Perhaps you know me because I lived in Heskin for many years, but I never had any affiliations with Eccleston band although it was just ,down the road from me. Neither do I recollect the Yarrow...
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    The Pitman (greenwood)

    Hi .Although I can't help with any info on recordings of The Pitman march ,I was interested in your reference to Wigan Boys Club Band. I was a member of the band from about 1955 to about 1963, under the the baton of Mr William (Billy) Haydock. I remember playing that March both at Wigan Boys and...
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    Sold/Expired Edwards B454 Bass Trombone

    Hi Interested in your Edwards Could you contact me please. Vince
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    Sold/Expired Edwards B454 Bass Trombone

    Interested in your Edwards.Could you contact me please Hi
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    Sold/Expired Rath 'R4F' Tenor Trombone For Sale

    Hi Rob I've looked on ebay and there is no Buy it Now price. How do you want to deal with this at your asking price of £1500? Vince
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