Gloucester in The 1950s/60s page4

On a musical note. The Guildhall dances were very popular in those days. The picture below is the Sylvan Dance Band.The band was made up by Bryn Davis (Piano) Billy Hodges (Drums) Gilbert Simmonds (Banjo) Con Lillywhite (Saxophone) Maurice Drew (Piano Accordion) Frank Ellis (also Piano Accordion)

Gloucester Guild Hall 1950

This is the Maurice Drew Band playing at a function for Impregnated Diamond Products.The two accordion players are Dennis Dufty and Maurice Drew with John Drew on drums.

The photograph here was taken at the Newnham Band Room in 1952 and is again The Sylvan Dance Band.Our thanks to Roy Drew for the information in this frame.

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