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A quick march written by Bandmaster T W Stopford, who was appointed to the Loyals in 1915, to commemorate the famous victory of 1759.

Thomas William Stopford.

Thomas William Stopford was born in St Martin’s London around 1882. He is on the 1901 census as a pupil at Kneller Hall.

Served in South Africa in the Boer War with 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Service number 5362.

On the 1911 census as a sergeant with the RIF at Tientsin.

June 1924:

Enchanted Glen, Durdham – Band of the Loyal North Lancashire Regt.

The band of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (2nd Battalion) are during this week giving a series of concerts every afternoon and evening at the Glen, Bristol’s popular place of musical entertainment near Durdham Down. They have come direct from the Exhibition at Wembley, where their fine performances called forth many tributes, not the least among which was the compliment paid by Lord Morris, who declared them to be one of the most talented bands he had ever heard. This week Bristolians will have an opportunity of judging for themselves. The Glen was crowded yesterday at both performances by large audiences, who showed their appreciation by encoring nearly every item. Appropriately, the programmes were mainly devoted to the ” hardy annuals” of band music that are always welcome. The three dances to ” Henry VIII” found a place, as did a selection from “The Mikado” and Dvorak’s melodious ” Humoresque.” A “pot pourri” of students’ songs was noticeably well received, as it reintroduced us to some old favourites. The band is under the capable conductorship of Mr T. W. Stopford.

Thomas Stopford, Regimental bandmaster (bottom right)

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One Response to Regimental marches

  1. I am the youngest son of Thomas William Stopford. He had two sons by his first marriage (Thomas and Gerry), and two sons by his second marriage (Peter and myself). I am 72. The musical tradition continues in that my younger son is a prolific musician and composer! Look at is websites. Just google ‘Philip Stopford’. I also have an elder son Edward. Philip abd Edward are 36 and 39 respectively. Enjoy!

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