Foden's Heritage and fire update

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 24 July 2017

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Following the band room fire in April '16 all items were subsequently removed to a lock up in Sandbach with the 40 foot lock quickly filling with fire damaged property. Over the past year a considerable amount of time has been spent at the lock up to establish if any items could be recovered, repaired or restored. We are pleased to announce that the lock up has now been closed and all artefacts that can be restored have been sent for restoration.'

The band have been running a Just Giving Page since the fire and we will now close this on the 1st September. If any one would still like to make a donation towards the costs of our restoration work (which is not covered in Insurance policies) this will be greatly appreciated.

In December 2016 Foden's were successful in a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund which will see the digitisation of their various historical artefacts. Once the recovered items have been repaired / restored these will be digitised and added to the bands archives. All the digitised information will be housed on a new 'Heritage Website' which will be launched in March '18  

Foden's have produced a video to explain about the Funding award and what this will entail

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