Amington Band, Tamworth Carnival

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Date:1951

Description:Amington Band marching along George Street during the 1951 Tamworth Carnival.

Amington Band was started in 1917, with Roland Davis as Bandmaster. The band began by using old instruments, until they could raise enough money to buy new ones. After they had raised enough money, they also employed a professional tutor, William Pollard. They began to enter competitions and soon began to win them, including the National Brass Band contest held in Crystal Palace, London, in 1924. Much success followed and in 1928 they built their own band room in Sharpe Street and also performed on the BBC. They became one of the leading bands in the country and were still thriving in 2007.

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