It was with sadness that we learned last week of the death of Frank Jackson. Frank was a committed band member for much of his long life. He taught beginners, acted as bandmaster, played (at least) cornet and euphonium, and much, much more: he was integral to everything the band did for decades.
For many of the years when we played around town on Christmas morning, the day would start memorably early with bacon sandwiches at his house.
In this photograph from Boxing Day 1960 Frank is seated far right.
Many current members played with Frank – and the band, and the town will miss him. Every future member of the band will unknowingly benefit from his abiding influence