Looking Back: Clare Ladies Brass Band

Clare Ladies Brass Band.
Clare Ladies Brass Band.

Clare Ladies Brass Band from 1914-1918.

It is believed, and from all accounts, this band formed in 1914 and disbanded post 1918.

Names as follows: (Back row) - Kath Edwards, Una Scott (later Stacey) who played for many concerts in Clare Town Hall, Lurlene Major, Florrie Tonge, Gwen Raymond.

Middle row - Ella Shearer, Win Oliver, Linda Blight (born Clarinda Blight in 1900) was our Clare Librarian for many, many years and lived in Mill Cottage, the two storey building at the bottom of Mill Street, (Linda brought up her two nephews there), conductor Len Stacey, Alice McDougall, Madge Reed, Myrtle Trestrail

Front row - Ruby Hooper (standing), Myrtle Maynard, Linda Dux, Phillis Kimber, Doris Kimber, Ada Coward, Ada Scott

The photographer was H.E.Tonge who was the Clare photographer from 1907-1920.