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1954 | Angarrack Wesleyan Sunday School was engaging bands right up to 1954, at least

Angarrack Wesleyan Sunday School was engaging bands right up to 1954, at least. In 1886 they paid Copperhouse Band
£1. 10s. Eleven years later Copperhouse was charging £2.10s. In 1919 they engaged the prodigious
Camborne Town Band for £7.10s. But it must have been a rare luxury for next year it was back to
Copperhouse at £5. So Copperhouse had it until 1928 when St Erth made its first appearance at
the tea treat charging £5.10s. Perhaps fearing price competition they managed to reduce next
year to £4. 14s. 7d! Next year (1933) Hayle came at £5, then Camborne Junior. Marazion Band
came a couple of years and in 1937 they played indoors! Considering the size of the schoolroom
there it must have been quite overpowering. Other bands were Hayle Silver, St Ives Town, Lelant,
Penzance Salvation Army and Penzance Silver. Costs went up after 1945. In 1950 Penzance Silver
charged £12. 10s.
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The band would be treated to refreshments which they would find very welcome after their
exertions. No doubt there were complaints at times that they spent too much time with
refreshments or, even worse, to hostelry nearby!
20 Elsie Balme Seagull Morning. The Cornwall of My Childhood. Tabb House (1890)p.69ff.
21 Angarrack Sunday School Treasurer's Book. In Cornwall Record Office. Recent Accession.

 

 

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