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Thornsett Band

appearing at

Hayfield Well Dressing

Hayfield, Derbyshire

Sunday 1st of July 2018


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Thornsett Band


Live Performance
Brass Band


Thornsett Band are a brass band based in the High Peak area of Derbyshire, UK. Thornsett Band, founded in 1895, is very much alive and well. They have gained a reputation as a youth brass band although players can be of any age. The main band practice on a Monday evening at the Thornsett Band hut in Thornsett. There is also a learner band that also meets on a Monday evening just before the main band.

The Thornsett Band was established in 1876. The band has had some good and bad times. In the 1930s, under the celebrated conductor William Halliwell, they enjoyed a period of excellence. Again in the 1960s under Bryan Taylor, they were revitalised and in 1967 they won the Junior Shield at Belle Vue.
Other major achievements include a third section national championship in 1974 and East Midlands second section championship in the 1980s.

It was later on in the 1980s that most of the experienced members left.
Thornsett Band thankfully didn’t go the same way as many of the other local band and kept going. The band then, as now, was run by Dave Ford and Matt Gee. They recruited local youngsters (and not so youngsters), started the ‘Learner Band’ as a feeder band to the main band. The Learner band still takes learners and teaches them. It is a fantastic opportunity for anyone to learn a instrument.

Hayfield Well Dressing

Venue Type

Village Celebration

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Starting at Bank Street Well.
Bank Street Well has 2 dressings on Bank Street, a short distance above its junction with Market Street

The Swallowhouse Well dressing is at the restored well on the south side of Swallow House Lane

3 Children’s Well Dressings are at the Cenotaph, next to the river bridge near the entrance to the Royal Hotel

St John’s Methodist Church Well Dressing is at St John’s Methodist Church on New Mills Road (A6015)

Watery Hey Well is on a footpath joining the end of Spring Vale Road with Valley Road, about 300m from the village centre

The Little Hayfield Well Dressing is on the Green at the side of Slack Lane, about 100m from its junction with the A624 in Little Hayfield Village. However this well is dressed at a different time.

Brass Band




SK22 2HS.

Free Admission

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