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).

'Westward Ho' was written in 1913 and won a competition run by the British Bandsman to find a new march composition.

More info on Edwin as well as photos of his original cornet and memorabilia can be found on the below link
https://www.fodensbandheritage.co.uk/resources/images/edwin-firth-centenary-concert-june-2018/

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