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Foden's Launch Heritage Website

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 3 January 2018

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In 2016 Foden's announced that they had been successful in an application to the 'Heritage Lottery Fund' for a 'Heritage and Digital Project' with work commencing in December '16 with a finished timeline of March '18.

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Edwin Firth Celebration Concert

Posted by Mark Wliknson on 3 January 2018

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Edwin Firth was born at Skipton on 23rd December 1888 into a banding family. His grandfather, Greenwood Firth, had been solo trombone with Black Dyke for twenty-five years, while his father Squire Firth had been a cornet player with the same band.

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Foden's unearth musical gems as part of their Heritage Funding award

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 5 December 2017

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In October 2016 Foden's were successful in a application to the 'Heritage Lottery Fund' for a 'Heritage and Digital Project' that would see the digitisation of the bands historical artefacts, original 78's recordings (outside of copyright) as well as original manuscripts.

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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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Foden's band maintains a world class reputation for providing entertainment in the field of brass music with a tradition and unique style Mark Wilkinson