Blowing their own trumpets in 1954

Middleton Silver Band from 1954
Middleton Silver Band from 1954

The Middleton-by-Wirksworth Victoria Silver Prize Band pose for a photo.

The band was founded in 1897, the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, by William Samuel Spencer. He wielded the baton until 1923 when he handed it over to his son, Joseph. Middleton Band was well known and used to play at Derby County Football Club when the were playing at home.