STANTON HILLS SILVER PRIZE BAND 1929

Blidworth Welfare Band is a brass band with mining heritage.  We started out in the late 19th century as the Stanton Hill Temperance Band based in Sutton in Ashfield, the band later changed their name to the Stanton Hill Silver Prize Band until the coal industry paid an interest in brass banding in general.  An alliance with the Teversal, Silver Hill and Sutton Collieries saw a name change for the band and it became the Teversal Collieries Band until the demise of those mines in the late 70’s which forced the band to relocate to Blidworth in 1980 and a name change to The Blidworth Welfare Band.

 

Over the years we have been supported by various companies, B J Mining, Homefires, local businessman George Aitken, Hopkins Solicitors and we now have an ongoing partnership with A W Lymn Funeral Services, we are extremely grateful for their help and commitment to the band and hope that it may continue. 

This heritage page pays tribute to players, committee members and musical directors throughout the history of the band​. With the help of the band's historian (and former Principal Cornet Player) John Halfpenny, we have been able to upload many images of the band in in the gallery below.

Musical Directors & Conductors
Simon Gresswell (Current MD)
Simon Oates (2017 - 2019)
David Hirst (2017)
Martin Heartfield (2009 - 2017)
Kevin Steward (2008 - 2009)
Simon Kerwin (2008)
Malcolm Bevan (2006 & 2007)
Geoff Hawley (2003 - 2007)
Dave Fretwell (2002)
Mark Wardle (2002)
Keith Wardle (1999 - 2001)
David Hutchinson (1999)
Martin Heartfield (1998)
Don Blakeson (1997 - 1998)
Brian Grant (1993 - 1997)
Colin Toghill (1989 - 1992)
Francis Evans (1991)
Murray Slater (1990)
Dave Newman (1990)
Julie Holling (1989)
R.J. Birch (1985 - 1989)
Ken Johnson (1982 & 1985)
Brian Bunting (1985)
Alan Tyler (1983 - 1985)
David James (1980 - 1982)
Ray Farr (1981)
Stephen Shimwell (1979 - 1980)
Allan Street (1979)
Keith Wilkinson (1976 - 1978)
Stephen Shimwell (1974-1976)
A.W. Dinning (1973 - 1974)
Bernard Wilson (1972)
George Thorpe (1972)
William Lippeatt (1972)
H. Eggleshaw (1969 - 1971)
Bernard Wilson (1963 - 1969)
J. Craddock (1961 - 1962)
Fred Wilks (1959 - 1960)
R. English (1954 - 1956)
Samuel Smith (1948 - 1953 & 1958)
J.T. Parkes (1936 - 1940)
Bert Lambeth (1930 - 1933)
J.T Parkes (1928)
J.W. Byers (1926)
George Mercer (1922)
Charles Cooper (1920)

Blidworth Welfare Band has also been known previously as:

Blidworth Colliery Welfare Band, Blidworth Welfare B.J Mining Band, Blidworth Welfare (Homefire) Band, Hopkins Solicitors Blidworth Welfare Band, Stanton Hill Colliery Band, Stanton Hill Silver Band, Stanton Hill Temperance Band, Teversal Collieries Welfare Band, Teversal Colliery Band,

Blidworth Band Image Archive

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Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band

1910

Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band

Concert Poster for Sutton in Ashfield 1937

Stanton Hill Silver Prize Band
Stanton Hill Silver Prize Band

Stanton Hill Silver Prize Band (1929)

Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band

c.1950

Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band

Sam Smith conducting the band at Annesley Hall (1958)

Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band

Beeley Moor Carnival

Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band

John Halfpenny, John Tomlinson, Ken Warren, Ian Richards pictured with MD Sam Smith

Teveral Collieries Welfare Band
Teveral Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band

Jack Worthington

Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band

John Housley & Fred Housley

Teveral Collieries Welfare Band
Teveral Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band

A young John Halfpenny (out of step)

Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band

David and Valerie Caunt

Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band

De Montford Hall, Leicester (1960)

Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band

Skegness St. John's Ambulance Brigade Parade (1950)

Stanton Hill Silver Band
Stanton Hill Silver Band

Whitsuntide Walk - Stanton Hill

Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band
Teversal Collieries Welfare Band

Teversal Collieries Quartet