Culcheth Military Band

(Founded in Culcheth, Manchester in 1873)



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(a.k.a. the Tall Hat Band)

Founded - 1873

 Philps Park 1913


The Culcheth Military Band was founded in 1873 in a small town close to Newton Heath, Manchester and soon became known locally as the Tall Hat Band because they wore tophats when marching. I think this was probably due to the the band members dressing in their "Sunday-best" clothes which at that time would have included a topper.


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