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Tredegar Band Heritage

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Butlins commemorative player awards - 1974 & 1975

Tredegar Junior Band won the Butlins National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain in 1974 and 1975 under the baton of Tudor Williams.

After the 1974 success Tredegar Town Band Society President Harry Hill paid for each player to receive a small silver plated commemorative trophy to keep, engarved with the inscription: Tredegar Youth Band Champions of Great Britain 1974-75

The following year he presented each player with a small plaque inscribed: Tredegar Junior Band Champions of Great Britain 1975 - 76

Harry Hill was owner of the local Hills of Tredegar bus company, and a supporter of the band for many years.

The trophies have been donated to the Heritage Lottery Fund project by Hywel Fox, who played cornet with the band on each success and later became principal cornet of the senior Tredegar Band.

The aim of this Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) supported project is to provide an on-line multi-media resource that will celebrate and interpret the historical importance of the social, cultural and musical achievements of Tredegar Town Band over a time-line of the past 170 years – from the earliest reported origins in 1849 to date.

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