Top brass – award for popular band


THE Fairey Band – who have played in Beaminster every year since 1979, organised by honorary presidents Tony and Margaret Greenham – have come second in the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.

The competition took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 8th, in which 20 bands took part.

The Fairey Band will be back in Beaminster on November 19th at St Mary’s Church at 3pm. Tickets cost £12 and are available from Symonds and Sampsons estate agents, the church office on Hogshill Street or by calling 01308 862493.

Proceeds this year will go towards the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and St Mary’s Church. Pictured is Margaret Greenham with the Fairey Band’s trophy.

Bridport & Beaminster Reporter| Lottie is currently studying for an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism through a distance learning course and joined the paper in April 2014 on a freelance basis, becoming a staff reporter in January 2015. She is now the reporter for the View From Bridport and View From Beaminster papers.