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Porthleven Town Band’s History

There is no precise date for the band’s formation but it is
believed to have started between 1857 and 1865.

1875 The band converted to a brass band.

1883 Hugh J Sedgeman was one of the earliest known band
masters.

Porthleven band became part of village life playing at annual
festivals and celebrations.

1884 The band were invited to play at the opening of the
Bickford-Smith Institute.

Band Masters and Musical Directors – unsure when MDs
were introduced.

1883 Hugh J Sedgeman         1987/? Tony G Clemence
1887 N Pentecost             1989/92 E Francis Ralph
1888 Amos Blight             1992/3 Peter Goldsworthy
1927/8 C Orchard             1993/5 Temp MDs Howard
1929/31 W Roberts            Taylor, Edward Ashton &
Albert Hargreaves unsure of  Alan Moore
the actual years             1995/7 W A Barry
1937 R Penrose               Tresidder
?/1951 Telfer Rule           1997 Tony Richards
1952/69 Ernest H Bawden      2000/5 Francis Evans
1970/81 W Roger Pearce       2006/8 Stephen Wearne
1982 Alan Richards           2008/12 Francis Ralph
1984/7 Henry Medlin          2012 + Tom Bassett
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