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Edwin Firth

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 November 2017

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2018 marks the centenary since the death of Edwin Firth (Principal Cornet with Foden's) who was killed serving his country on the 1st June.

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Arthur Stubbs

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 23 August 2017

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The soprano player who once filled Old Traffor

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The tale of the missing Foden's MD

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 17 August 2017

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(article courtesy of 4barsrest and Allan Littlemore)

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Edwin Firth

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 September 2016

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Please see below article by Prof John Miller Foden's have some exciting plans to commemorate the centenary of the death of Edwin in 2018https://musicmcrww1.wordpress.com/2016/08/27/fodens-band-and-its-great-soloist-edwin-firth/

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116 Year Old Picture Survives Fire

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 9 May 2016

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The oldest and most important artefact in our possession was the below which was feared destroyed. Luckily, it has been recovered and work will start to restore it so that it can be displayed for many more years to come. 

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Bandroom Fire

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 24 April 2016

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Press Release – Foden’s Bandroom Fire

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Granville Jennings long service award

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 21 September 2015

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During a concert at Sandbach Town Hall on the 17th September Foden's Band made a 'long Service award' presentation to librarian Granville Jennings.

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New Archive Videos

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 30 January 2015

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We have recently come across footage of Foden's Band that you may find interesting via British Pathe taken in 1937 and 1938. At Foden's are very proud of our illustrious past and dedicate a regular feature in our Patrons Magazine.

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We will remember them

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 10 November 2013

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As we think of those killed or injured in action today, we also think about Edwin Firth Principal Cornet with Foden's who was killed in action on the 1st June 1918 aged 29

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For any conductor and every audience, Foden’s Band is a musical Magic Carpet. It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach Howard Snell