Guernsey 1948



Friday, 30th July proved a little bit different from other Fridays, for no sooner had the bandstand programme been given than the Band proceeded to the citadel for supper before boarding a coach for Southampton docks. The overnight sailing to St. Peter Port, Guernsey, marked the commencement of another weekend campaign.

Bass Section

Having docked at 6.30 a.m. the hearts of Bb bass players, Will Rice and Frank Antell must surely have sank when they espied the Clifton Hall perched high on a hill, overlooking the harbour. They were faced with the most onerous task as the Band proceeded to march up the hill playing Gladsome Morn. Having received refreshment at their billets, the Bandsmen were soon back in action with an afternoon openair.

Before departing for home late on Monday night the Band had been responsible for four festivals (one in Candie Gardens) and five openair meetings.