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Old 18-03-2018, 08:58 PM
lmadd lmadd is offline
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Default Hello from Laura with a motive

Hello there

I've joined the forum because I'm looking for a photograph of Broomhill Colliery Band from around 1950 that contains my grandfather. You're the experts in the field and there's no one better to ask for help.

My grandfather, Thomas Maddison, was in the band with his brother Jack, and I'm struggling to find anything online (I've tried Ancestry and contacting Woodhorn Museum - which has a photo - to no avail).

I'm after the photo as my family has recently suffered a tragedy, and I hope that in finding it I might offer my dad some comfort in this most awful time. He doesn't have many pictures of his father, and one that he hasn't come across before would mean the world to him.

There's a photo online of the band dated 1950, but that doesn't contain my grandfather - I'm not sure why, maybe he joined just after or couldn't attend that day, but I know that there are others out there.

I'm begging for your help. It's my father's 70th on Saturday and time's short. Any scan, download or online image you might have would make a world of difference. Please help me.

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Old 19-03-2018, 11:34 AM
Gordon Gordon is offline
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NOT the one you are looking for but I have a 2 pictures that mention a Maddison family in my album here. Numbers 56 & 57 could possibly be the same family??
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Old 23-02-2020, 06:37 PM
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Default Broomhill Band

Panto. Aids Band Revival At Broomhill After being defunct for some 20 years the Broomhill Colliery Band is being revived and instruments and music worth 1350 are expected to be delivered within the next fortnight. This is part of the Coronation
22 January 1954 - Morpeth Herald - Morpeth, Northumberland, England.

This newspaper entry suggests a band revival in 1954.
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Old 28-02-2020, 02:43 PM
Hadston-Green Hadston-Green is offline
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Do you have a June Maddison in your tree?

The Feminine Touch

The members of Amble and Radcliffe British Legion Brass Band obviously believe in the feminine touch as Miss June Maddison is seen playing with her colleagues of the cornet section (Norman Thistle and Jack Hall) during .........

11 September 1950 Shields Daily News, Tynemouth
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Old 29-02-2020, 03:22 PM
Hadston-Green Hadston-Green is offline
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Default Broomhill colliery brass band

Here is a link to a possible

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