Back in the Day
It all began when three local men met in the Kings Arms Hotel for a drink and a chat. They were all singers who enjoyed a good old sing song on an evening after a few beers. It was decided to form a choir after some positive feedback from the locals. The people that started this venture were Bill McCreath, Hamish Edgar, and Neil Weatherley.The first rehearsal took place i
n the Parade School in September 1963, with Tommy Gladstone as the pianist, and Peter Robson as the Conductor. The idea behind the choir was to provide entertainment in local venues and especially to travel outside the town to perform in the many surrounding villages. These concerts became very popular around the district and a regular practice session was soon set on Wednesday evenings. At our concerts, the compere would always say " We are just a bunch of lads from all walks of life, here to entertain you, because we like to sing"
This picture was taken a few years later, but some of the founder members are still there.
Still writing this,