Recollections

Royal Blind Asylum

Brass Band

Outing from Edinburgh to Kinghorn, Fife

Returning from Kinghorn -  Around 1950

Royal Blind Asylum Brass Band Outing to Kinghorn  -  Crossing the Firth of Forth on the return trip to Edinburgh with the Forth Rail Bridge in the background

  George Lewis, Southampton, Hampshire, England, formerly of Niddrie Mains Drive, Edinburgh

 

Royal Blind Asylum

Brass Band

Thank your to George Lewis, formerly of Niddrie Mains Drive, Edinburgh for sending me the photograph above taken on a Royal Blind Asylum Brass Band outing.

The photograph was taken as the band crossed the Firth of Forth on their return to Edinburgh.  The Forth Rail Bridge is in the background.

George wrote:

Kinghorn

"I took this photograph on an outing from Edinburgh to Kinghorn.  The photo was taken after the band had given a concert on the beach, around 1950."

Royal Blind Asylum Brass Band Outing  -  At Kinghorn

George Lewis, Southampton, Hampshire, England:  May 1, 2007 + August 14, 2007

  Here is another photograph taken on the same outing.

 Royal Blind Asylum Brass Band Outing to Kinghorn  -  George Lewis' father on drum and Mr Hibbard (sighted player) on side drum

 

Recollections

1.

Willie Farrow

Edinburgh

Below the Forth Bridge

Thank you to Willie Farrow who saw this photo on the web site

Royal Blind Asylum Brass Band Outing to Kinghorn  -  Crossing the Firth of Forth on the return trip to Edinburgh with the Forth Rail Bridge in the background

  George Lewis, Southampton, Hampshire, England, formerly of Niddrie Mains Drive, Edinburgh

and wrote:

Kinghorn

"I am the boy on left at the front. *  I played cornet.  My father was James Farrow.  He was Conductor of the Band."

Willie Farrow, Edinburgh:  November 16, 2009

* = But see 'Recollections 3 below

 Recollections

2.

Willie Farrow

Edinburgh

Willie Farrow added

Brass Bands

"I was born in Newtongrange in 1945.  My father, James, was Bandmaster with Newtongrange Brass Band, then he moved to the Royal Blind Asylum Band at Gillespie Crescent where I learned to play the cornet.

When the band finished, I was solo cornet player  The band finished due to lack of blind persons."

Willie Farrow, Edinburgh:  November 17, 2009

  

 Recollections

3.

Willie Farrow

Edinburgh

The Boy in the Photo

Thank you to Willie Farrow for emailing me again to let me know that he has now  contacted George Lewis who provided this photo, and has discovered  that the boy in the photo was not, in fact, himself.

Acknowledgement:  Willie Farrow, Edinburgh:  November 17, 2009

 

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