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Arts Award 'Explore'

Posted by Mark Wlikinson on 9 February 2022

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As part of our successful 'Heritage' application we are looking forward to working with a large number of young people on the 'Arts Award Explore' using Foden's as the core topic.

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Foden's Heritage Project

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 13 December 2021

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Earlier this year Foden's were successful in an application to the Heritage Lottery. One of the projects within the funding was to arrange prints from a large number of glass negatives that would be displayed within a 'Foden's Museum.' Some of the negatives are over 110 years old!

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Edwin Firth remembered

Posted by Mark Wlikinson on 3 June 2021

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Tuesday 1st June marked the 103rd anniversary of the death of Edwin Firth, Principal Cornet of Foden's who was sadly killed whilst serving Country.

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Foden's saddened by the death of their former Band Manager and Historian

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 22 February 2021

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All at Foden's are extremely saddened to hear about the death of Allan Littlemore who was a lifelong supporter and previous Head of Personnel at Foden's Motor Works.

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Death of James Scott

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 25 January 2021

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It is with great sadness that we hear about the passing of James Scott on the morning of the 24th January. Mr Scott was the bands Musical Director between 1975 - 1978 and later accepted our offer to become a Life Patron of the band.

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Foden's through the years

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 August 2019

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We hope you enjoy watching this video which highlights the bands fantastic history

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Westward Ho

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 20 May 2019

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Whilst working on our archives we came across the original handwritten score to 'Westward Ho' from the pen of Edwin Firth (former Principal Cornet with Foden's).

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Edwin Firth receives National Press

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 14 August 2018

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Following on from the recent concerts and tv appearances where the band commemorated the life of Edwin Firth (former Principal Cornet player with Foden's who lost his life serving his country on the 1st June 1918), the story has now reached the National Press.

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Foden's Heritage update

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 31 July 2018

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On the 27th March Foden's appeared in concert at Sandbach Town Hall.

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Foden's Females lead the Way

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 11 June 2018

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As Band Manager at Foden’s Band, from 1975 – 1990, it was never my role to interfere with players hired or fired by the respective Director of Music, even if it contributed to another headache.

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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