Shirley Pipe Band

Photographic Gallery from the Noughties

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November 2009. Remembrance Day Parade, Shirley
Leaving Car Park: John Cadman (Pipe Major), Phillip Taverner, Keith Murphy (Drum Major), Dave Mellor, Allan Baxter, Bill Paton, Jonathan Prior (Pipe Sergeant)
253Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

November 2009. Remembrance Day Parade, Shirley
Video on YouTube
Length 2:29 - Video provided by Margaret Mellor

November 2009. Remembrance Day Parade, Shirley
Taking a Rest: John Cadman (Pipe Major), Andy King, Jo Hayward (Tenor), Phillip Taverner, Keith Murphy (Drum Major), Dave Mellor, Bill Paton, Jonathan Prior (Pipe Sergeant)
286Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

November 2009. Remembrance Day Parade, Shirley
Leaving St James' Church: John Cadman (Pipe Major), Albert Hope, Andy King, Keith Murphy (Drum Major), John McGee, Dave Mellor, Alice Murphy, Jonathan Prior (Pipe Sergeant)
267Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

November 2009. Remembrance Day Parade, Shirley
Video on YouTube
Length 2:05 - Video provided by Margaret Mellor

November 2009. Remembrance Day Parade, Shirley
New Member: Luke Donaldson's first parade, pictured with his dad, Craig
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November 2009. Remembrance Day Parade, Shirley
New Member: Luke Donaldson's first parade
125Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

November 2009. Remembrance Day Parade, Shirley
Golden Wonder: Drum Major Keith Murphy poses in his new gold-trimmed uniform while Phill Taverner looks on in adulation
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September 2009. Bideford Carnival - Devon
Video on YouTube
Length 1:51 - Video provided by Margaret Mellor

June 2009. Warton Carnival - Warwickshire
Video on YouTube
Length 6:37 - Video provided by Ian Reed

May 2009. Warming Up - Leamington
Visible: Jonathan Prior (Pipe Sergeant), Keith Murphy (Drum Major - back), John Cadman (Pipe Major), Allan Baxter, Albert Hope (back), Denis Carter, Cindy Irons, Chris Hughes (just), Marion Doyle (back), Simon Curtis, Andy Walker, Alice Murphy (back), Allan Kitchen, Craig Donaldson, Jo Hayward
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May 2009. Performance in the Park - Bromsgrove
Spot the Audience!
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April 2009. St George's Day Parade - Kidderminster
Visible: John Cadman (Pipe Major), Albert Hope (just), mele at back, Carl Gray, Marion Doyle, Kirt Wright, Keith Murphy (Drum Major), Jonathan Prior (Pipe Sergeant)
354Kb - Photo provided by Mike Holloway

April 2009. St George's Day Parade - Kidderminster
Left to right: Craig Donaldson, Jo Hayward, Andy King, Albert Hope, John Cadman (Pipe Major), John McGee, Carl Gray, Alice Murphy, Marion Doyle, Allan Baxter, Dave Mellor, Jonathan Prior (Pipe Sergeant), Keith Murphy (Drum Major)
454Kb - Photo provided by Mike Holloway

April 2009. St George's Day Parade - Kidderminster
Visible: Tom Taverner (Leading Drummer, almost visible), Jo Hayward, Simon Hayward (Bass), Andy King, John McGee
317Kb - Photo provided by Mike Holloway

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Preparing for the Parade: Craig Donaldson, Simon Curtis
63Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Preparing for the Parade: Tom Taverner (Leading Drummer)
63Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Preparing for the Parade: Sticks galore
39Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Preparing for the Parade: Josh (aiming to be Leading Drummer in 2029)
49Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Preparing for the Parade: Warming up (Jonathan Prior?)
35Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Preparing for the Parade: Andy King
66Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Preparing for the Parade: Dave Mellor
54Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Preparing for the Parade: Alice Murphy
44Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Formed up for the Parade: Craig Donaldson at rear, Jonathan Prior in foreground
65Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Starting the Parade: John Cadman (Pipe Major), Keith Murphy (Drum Major), Dave Mellor, Jonathan Prior (Pipe Sergeant)
72Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Follow That! Just the thing to keep you marching on a long parade....
68Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Andy King, Keith Murphy (Drum Major), John McGee, Dave Mellor, Alice Murphy
115Kb - Photo provided by Jonathan Morgan

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Simon Hayward (Bass), John Cadman (Pipe Major)
117Kb - Photo provided by Jonathan Morgan

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Passing St Martin's Church - Selfridges in the background
80Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Nearing the end: Craig Donaldson, Tom Taverner (Leading Drummer), Simon Curtis
75Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Massed Pipes and Drums: Lead by Saint Patrick (aka Len Cale)
72Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Massed Pipes and Drums: John Cadman (Pipe Major) leads Shirley Pipe Band's file
72Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

March 2009. St Patrick's Day Festival - Birmingham
Massed Pipes and Drums: Andy Walker completes Shirley Pipe Band's file
52Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

November 2008. Christmas Latern Parade, Birmingham
Video on YouTube
Length 0:47 - Video provided by kraftwerkmod

November 2008. Remembrance Day Parade - Shirley
Allan's first parade: Jo Hayward, Simon Hayward, Allan Kitchen
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September 2008. Carnival - Bideford, Devon
New Member: Craig Donaldson's first parade
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September 2008. Carnival - Bideford, Devon
Old Member: Marcus Jones, now a member of the Cornwall Caledonian Pipe Band, with Cindy Irons and Chris Hughes, who originally gave Marcus piping tuition before joined Shirley Pipe Band
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August / September 2008. Dijon Fêtes de la Vigne 2008, France
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August 2008. Ilmington Fete - Warwickshire
Piper Andy King brought along his lovingly restored Triumph TR2 to participate in the fete's parade of vintage and classic cars.
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August 2008. Ilmington Fete - Warwickshire
William begins to compose the Drum Salute for 2020
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July 2008. The Ashby Show - Measham, Leicestershire
Ghilie Wellies
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March 2008. Musikparade - Germany and Austria
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March 2008. Musikparade - Salzburg, Austria
Start of performance at Salzburgarena
Photograph provided via our new friends from Heiligenkreuz am Waasen, Austria
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February 2008. Madhouse Studios - Birmingham
Recording "Stargazing": Allan Baxter, Phill Taverner, Jonathan Prior, Andy King, John Cadman
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February 2008. Madhouse Studios - Birmingham
Recording "Stargazing": Jo Hayward, Tom Taverner
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February 2008. Madhouse Studios - Birmingham
Recording "Stargazing": James Cadman, Simon Hayward, Dave Mellor
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December 2007. Band Christmas Meal - Moseley, Birmingham
John Cadman accepts gift to band from Paula Wilson in thanks for making her husband Simon Curtis so welcome as a side drummer. Keith Murphy looks on, calculating how much Jameson it would take to fill it.
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November 2007. Remembrance Day Parade - Shirley
John Cadman, Albert Hope, Kirt Wright, Simon Curtis, Phill Taverner, Keith Murphy (Drum Major), Dave Mellor, Jonathan Prior
48Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

November 2007. Remembrance Day Parade - Shirley
Phill Taverner
36Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

November 2007. Remembrance Day Parade - Shirley
Kirt Wright, Allan Baxter
54Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

November 2007. Remembrance Day Parade - Shirley
Simon Hayward, Jo Hayward
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November 2007. Remembrance Day Parade - Shirley
Simon Curtis, Tom Taverner
56Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

November 2007. Remembrance Day Parade - Shirley
John Cadman, Phill Taverner, Dave Mellor, Jonathan Prior
47Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

November 2007. Remembrance Day Parade - Shirley
Drum Major: Keith Murphy
50Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

November 2007. Remembrance Day Parade - Shirley
Denis Carter
38Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

November 2007. Remembrance Day Parade - Shirley
Pipe Major: John Cadman
58Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

November 2007. Remembrance Day Parade - Shirley
Denis Carter
46Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

November 2007. Remembrance Day Parade - Shirley
Andy Walker
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November 2007. Remembrance Day Parade - Shirley
Albert Hope
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November 2007. Remembrance Day Parade - Shirley
Kirt Wright
35Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

August 2007. Wedding Miniband - Llangattock, Crickhowell, Powys
Chris Hughes, Cindy Irons, James Cadman, Sian Baird (Bride), Simon Hayward, Andy Baird (Groom), Jo Hayward, Dave Mellor, Allan Baxter
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August 2007. Wedding Miniband - Llangattock, Crickhowell, Powys
Chris Hughes, Cindy Irons, James Cadman, Simon Hayward, Jo Hayward, Dave Mellor, Allan Baxter
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August 2007. Wedding Miniband - Llangattock, Crickhowell, Powys
Having played Bride and Groom to table: Dave Mellor, Allan Baxter
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July 2007. The Ashby Show - Measham, Leicestershire
The Squire Tunes the Pipes: John McGee, John Cadman (Pipe Major, actually on sick leave after cataract operation, but we don't know if this excuses the non-standard headgear)
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July 2007. The Ashby Show - Measham, Leicestershire
Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud: We were very grateful that we were allowed to perform in the refreshment marquee !
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July 2007. The Ashby Show - Measham, Leicestershire
Muddy Leg Competition
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June 2007. Warton Carnival - Warwickshire
Trying the (Deputy) Carnival Queen's gloves: Keith Murphy (Drum Major)
220Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

June 2007. Warton Carnival - Warwickshire
Awaiting the start: Keith Murphy (Drum Major), Denis Carter, Andy King (hidden), Carl Gray, Jonathan Prior, Allan Baxter, Dave Mellor, John Cadman (Pipe Major), Simon Hayward, Albert Hope, Marion Doyle, Phillip Taverner, James Cadman (Leading Drummer). Tom Taverner, Simon Curtis, Andy Walker
413Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

June 2007. Warton Carnival - Warwickshire
Side Drummers: Andy Walker, James Cadman (Leading Drummer). Tom Taverner, Simon Curtis
252Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

June 2007. Warton Carnival - Warwickshire
Leading the procession: John Cadman (Pipe Major), Albert Hope, Allan Baxter, Keith Murphy (Drum Major), Andy Walker, Denis Carter, James Cadman (Leading Drummer), Simon Hayward (Bass, hidden), Dave Mellor, Carl Gray, Tom Taverner, Simon Curtis, Andy King
316Kb - Photo provided by Jen Mellor

April 2007. St George's Day Parade - Kidderminster
Left file: John Cadman (Pipe Major), Andy Walker (at back)
Second file obscured by: Keith Murphy (Drum Major)
Third file (beards inc) : Chris Hughes, Kirt Wright, Dave Mellor
Right file : Phill Taverner, Andy King (Pipe Sergeant)
298Kb - Photo provided by Mike Holloway

April 2007. St George's Day Parade - Kidderminster
Pipers: Jonathan Prior, Allan Baxter, Carl Gray, Dave Mellor, Denis Carter, Kirt Wright, Andy King
313Kb - Photo provided by Mike Holloway

April 2007. St George's Day Parade - Kidderminster
Pipers: Allan Baxter (hidden), Denis Carter, Chris Hughes, Cindy Irons
261Kb - Photo provided by Mike Holloway

April 2007. St George's Day Parade - Kidderminster
Drummers: Simon Hayward (Bass), Andy Walker, James Cadman (Leading Drummer), Tom Taverner, Simon Curtis
269Kb - Photo provided by Mike Holloway

March 2007. St Patrick's Day - Erdington, Birmingham
Back row: Jonathan Prior, Phillip Taverner, Andy Walker, John McGee, Bill Paton, Allan Baxter, Simon Hayward (Bass), John Cadman (Pipe Major), Tom Taverner, Chris Hughes, Dave Mellor
Front row: Albert Hope, Denis Carter, Cindy Irons, Simon Curtis
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January 2007. Burns Night - Council House, Birmingham
Waiting to perform: Andy Walker, Jonathan Prior, Albert Hope, Denis Carter, Kirt Wright, Keith Murphy, Simon Hayward
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January 2007. Burns Night - Council House, Birmingham
Playing for the Haggis: John Cadman (Pipe Major)
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January 2007. Burns Night - Cadbury Country Club, Congresbury
With representatives from Guide Dogs for the Blind and puppies: Jonathan Prior (hiding behind plant), Kirt Wright, Phillip Taverner and John Cadman
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December 2006. Switching on the Christmas Lights - Shirley
Dave Mellor and Simon Hayward
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November 2006. Remembrance Day Parade - Shirley
Leaving St James' Church: Andy Walker, Allan Baxter (hidden), Albert Hope, John Cadman (Pipe Major), Denis Carter, Carl Gray, Phill Taverner, John McGee, Jonathan Prior, Keith Murphy (Drum Major), Bill Paton, Dave Mellor
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November 2006. Remembrance Day Parade - Shirley
Wondering how daughter Julia is getting on: Keith Murphy (Drum Major)
112Kb

November 2006. Remembrance Day Parade - Belfast
Meanwhile, over at Queen's University, Belfast: Julia Murphy, Wesley Brown
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September 2006. Carnival - Bideford, Devon
Paused during parade: James Cadman (Leading Drummer), Simon Hayward (Bass), Allan Baxter, Denis Carter, Carl Gray, Cindy Irons, John Cadman (Pipe Major), Jonathan Prior, Phill Taverner, Dave Mellor
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September 2006. Carnival - Bideford, Devon
The Drum Corps: Andy Walker, James Cadman (Leading Drummer), Tom Taverner, Simon Curtis, Simon Hayward (Bass), Jo Hayward (Tenor, hidden)
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September 2006. Carnival - Bideford, Devon
Their first parade: Simon Curtis, Andy Walker
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July 2006. Cycle Speedway Championships - Wednesfield

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July 2006. Highland Gathering - Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Leading dignitaries through town centre
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July 2006. Highland Gathering - Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Taking part in Massed Band: John Cadman (in red Pipe Major sash)
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March 2006. Jo & Simon's Wedding - Shirley, Solihull
Bride and Groom with Band: Tom Taverner (side drum), Jo Hayward (ne Mellor - Bride), Simon Hayward (Groom), Allan Baxter, Cindy Irons, Marion Doyle, John Cadman (Pipe Major)
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March 2006. Jo & Simon's Wedding - Shirley, Solihull
Surprise Performance for Bride and Groom: Jen Mellor (side drum - bride's cousin), Pete Mellor (bass - bride's cousin), Jo Hayward (ne Mellor - Bride), Simon Hayward (Groom), Allan Baxter, Gary Mellor (bride's brother), John Cadman (Pipe Major), Dave Mellor (bride's father - dropped off photo)
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January 2006. Burns Night - Council House, Birmingham
Posing on Stairs: Keith Murphy, Dave Mellor, Marion Doyle, Denis Carter, John Cadman, Albert Hope, Kirt Wright, Tom Taverner, Cindy Irons, Chris Hughes, Allan Baxter, Simon Hayward
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January 2006. Burns Night - Council House, Birmingham
Playing as guests arrive: Marion Doyle, John Cadman
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January 2006. Burns Night - Council House, Birmingham
Playing as guests arrive: Albert Hope, Denis Carter
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January 2006. Burns Night - Council House, Birmingham
Playing as guests arrive: Chris Hughes
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January 2006. Burns Night - Council House, Birmingham
Playing for Haggis: Chris Hughes, Haggis party, Cindy Irons
220Kb

November 2005. ExtraCare Christmas Concert - Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Playing on Stage: Marion Doyle, Bill Paton, Allan Baxter
178Kb

November 2005. Armistice Day - Shirley
Modelling our first Long Service Badge: Albert Hope
(The thistle design on his right sleeve)
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August 2005. Pipefest - Edinburgh
Marching through Holyrood Park - file on right: John Cadman, Dave Mellor, Cindy Irons, Chris Hughes, Carl Gray (hidden), Jonathan Prior, Kirt Wright, Jo Mellor
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August 2005. Pipefest - Edinburgh
Marching through Holyrood Park - file on right: Carl Gray, Jonathan Prior
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August 2005. Pipefest - Edinburgh
Marching through Holyrood Park - file on right: Jo Mellor, James Cadman (in centre file), Peter Mellor, Nathan Stevenson
237Kb

August 2005. Pipefest - Edinburgh
Massed Band for Marie Curie Cancer Care
We are in there somewhere.....
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August 2005. Pipefest - Edinburgh
Massed Band for Marie Curie Cancer Care
View from the back!
152Kb (Carl)

August 2005. Pose for Newspaper
Andy King, Carl Gray, Denis Carter, Keith Murphy (Drum Major), Marion Doyle, John Cadman (Pipe Major), Simon Hayward
178Kb

August 2005. VJ Day Commemoration - Birmingham
John Cadman (Pipe Major) with new Ghurka friend
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August 2005. VJ Day Commemoration - Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire
James Cadman, Denis Carter, Albert Hope, John Cadman (Pipe Major), Carl Gray, Marion Doyle, Dave Mellor, Jonathan Prior, Phill Taverner, Andy King, Keith Murphy (Drum Major)
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August 2005. VJ Day Commemoration - Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire
Jo Mellor, Denis Carter, Albert Hope, Simon Hayward (Bass), John Cadman (Pipe Major), Marion Doyle, Jonathan Prior, Dave Mellor, Phill Taverner, Andy King, Keith Murphy (Drum Major)
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August 2005. VJ Day Commemoration - Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire
John Cadman (Pipe Major), Dave Mellor, Keith Murphy (Drum Major), Andy King
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August 2005. Wedding - Moseley, Birmingham

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August 2005. EuroJam - Chelmsford, Essex
European Scout Jamboree 2005. After playing on EuroJam main stage: David Anwyl (Liverpool Irish), Andy King, Albert Hope, Cindy Irons, Matthew Todd (Leith Scouts, Edinburgh), Denis Carter, Chris Hughes, Dave Mellor, Brenard Prendergast (Liverpool Irish)
352Kb

July 2005. VE Day Celebration - Knowle, Warwickshire
Tom Taverner (through drum), Simon Hayward (Bass), Jo Mellor
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June 2005. Carnival - Harbury, Warwickshire
John Cadman (Pipe Major), Albert Hope, Dave Mellor, Carl Gray, Jonathan Prior, Andy King, Bill Paton, Mike Norrie, Phill Taverner, Cindy Irons, Peter Mellor, Jen Mellor
311Kb

June 2005. Carnival - Harbury, Warwickshire
Drummers Required - Apply Within: Pascha Rees (Leading Drummer), Simon Hayward (Bass Drummer & Secretary)
254Kb

May 2005. VE Day Commemoration - Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire
Tom Taverner, John McGee, Phillip Taverner, Albert Hope, John Cadman (Pipe Major), Marion Doyle, Jonathan Prior, Dave Mellor, Keith Murphy (Drum Major, with back turned - showing his best side)
239Kb

April 2005. Vaisakhi Parade - Wolverhampton
Carl Gray, Tom Taverner, Simon Hayward (Bass), Marion Doyle, Jonathan Prior, Mike Norrie
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April 2005. Vaisakhi Parade - Wolverhampton
Carl Gray, Marion Doyle, Jonathan Prior
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April 2005. Vaisakhi Parade - Wolverhampton
Kirt Wright, Peter mellor, Mike Norrie, Simon Hayward (Bass), James Cadman
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April 2005. Vaisakhi Parade - Wolverhampton
First Parade: Kirt Wright, Jonathan Prior
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January 2005. Burns Night - Cadbury Country Club, Congresbury
Phillip Taverner, Albert Hope, Marion Doyle (kneeling), John Cadman
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November 2004. ExtraCare Christmas Concert - Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Marching on Stage: John Cadman
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November 2004. ExtraCare Christmas Concert - Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Marching on Stage: Albert Hope, Denis Carter, Carl Gray, Dave Mellor
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November 2004. ExtraCare Christmas Concert - Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Left Hand Pipers: Chris Hughes, Cindy Irons, Bill Paton, Marion Doyle, Allan Baxter, singers and Ed "Stewpot" Stewart, Drummers: Pascha Rees, Nathan Stevenson, Simon Hayward, Right Hand Pipers: John Cadman, Albert Hope, Denis Carter, Carl Gray, Dave Mellor
195Kb

November 2004. ExtraCare Christmas Concert - Symphony Hall, Birmingham
On Stage: Pascha Rees, Nathan Stevenson, Simon Hayward, John Cadman
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September 2004. Getxo Folk Festival, Near Bilbao, Spain
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September 2004. Thtre Arriaga, Bilbao, Spain
At end of march: Jen Mellor, Phill Taverner, Tom Taverner, Nathan Stevenson, Dave Mellor, Val Chillington, Bryan Kelly, James Cadman, Marion Doyle, Cindy Irons, Denis Carter, Chris Hughes, John Cadman, Mike Hope, Allan Baxter
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September 2004. Puente Vizcaya, Getxo, Spain
Playing on bridge gondola: Denis Carter, Dave Mellor, Val Chillington (back turned), Marion Doyle, John Cadman, Nathan Stevenson
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September 2004. Puente Vizcaya, Getxo, Spain
Playing across bridge walkway along the boom: Dave Mellor, John Cadman, Val Chillington
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September 2004. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
By the floral Scotty Dog sculpture: John Cadman
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September 2004. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
TV interview: with Patrick (our translator) and John Cadman (Pipe Major)
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September 2004. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Playing outside museum: John Cadman, Allan Baxter, Marion Doyle, Bryan Kelly, Dave Mellor, James Cadman, Nathan Stevenson (Mace), Tom Taverner (Bass), Denis Carter, Mike Hope
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September 2004. Getxo Folk Festival, Spain
Playing in front of stage before concert
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August 2004. Upper Brailes Flower Show & Fete
Left File: Andy King, Phill Taverner, Mike Norrie, Pete Mellor; Second File: Dave Mellor, Denis Carter, Tom Taverner; Bass: Simon Harward; Third File: Marion Doyle; Right File: John Cadman (Pipe Major)
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August 2004. Upper Brailes Flower Show & Fete
Finally, a Large Enough Seat: Allan Baxter, our Aberdeen Giant
108Kb

August 2004. Henley-in-Arden High Bayliff's Fayre
By Beacon on the Mount: Carl Gray, Simon Hayward (with bass ablaze), John Cadman
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August 2004. Henley-in-Arden High Bayliff's Fayre
Alternative Rain-Wear: Marcus Jones (stick to the cape, Marcus!)
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January 2004. Burns Night - Cadbury Country Club, Congresbury
Addressing the Haggis: John Cadman, Allan Baxter, Chef, Chieftain, Cindy Irons, Chris Hughes
148Kb

November 2003. Switching on Shirley Lights
Phill Taverner, Jo Mellor, peter Mellor, John Cadman, Father Christmas, Andy King, (unknown), Cindy Irons, Albert Hope, John McGee
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November 2003. ExtraCare Carol Concert - Symphony Hall, Birmingham
On Stage: The Bands of the Coldstream Guards and Prince of Wales's Division
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November 2003. ExtraCare Carol Concert - Symphony Hall, Birmingham
On Stage: Some of our Pipers (Andy King, Chris Hughes, John McGee, Cindy Irons, Marcus Jones, Carl Gray (obscured), Bill Paton, James Perkins) plus the Bands of the Coldstream Guards and Prince of Wales's Division
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September 2003. Midland Game Fair - Weston Park
Showing his Age: Andy King has a lift
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September 2003. Midland Game Fair - Weston Park
Playing on the lawns
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September 2003. Midland Game Fair - Weston Park
New Leading Drummer's Hackle? James Cadman tries to gain some height
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September 2003. Midland Game Fair - Weston Park
Nice Coach (unfortunately not ours)
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September 2003. Midland Game Fair - Weston Park
Watch her go! Cindy Irons' turn for a lift
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September 2003. Sunday Concert - Willenhall Memorial Park, Walsall
Our first appearance in a band stand, after 41 years as a pipe band!
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June 2003. Summer Fun Day - Guilsfield, near Welshpool

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May 2003. Eurovision Party - National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Piper: Chris Hughes, Side Drummers: Jen Mellor, James Cadman, Tom Taverner, Drum Major: Basil Howe, Bass Drummer: Keith Murphy, Tenor Drummers: Pete Mellor, Simon Hayward, Jo Mellor
215Kb

May 2003. Eurovision Party - National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Pipers: Julia Murphy, Davey Watts, Marcus Jones, Dave Mellor, Gary Mellor, Albert Hope, Allan Baxter (headless)
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May 2003. Eurovision Party - National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

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May 2003. Eurovision Party - National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

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May 2003. Eurovision Party - National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Leaving the Stage - foreground pipers: James Perkins, Mike Norrie, Andy King - if anyone can find Mike Norrie's right leg then please let him know as he is about to fall over
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February 2003. Marie Curie Massed Bands - Paris
John Cadman, Marcus Jones
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January 2003. Burns Night - Cadbury Country Club, Congresbury
Keith Murphy, Albert Hope, Jo Mellor, Simon Hayward, Tom Taverner, Nathan Stevenson, James Cadman, Julia Murphy, Marcus Jones, John McGee, Allan Baxter, Phillip Taverner
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January 2003. Burns Night - Cadbury Country Club, Congresbury
Having played in the Haggis: John Cadman, Allan Baxter, Chef, Dave Mellor, Julia Murphy
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January 2003. Burns Night - Cadbury Country Club, Congresbury
Just call me Napoleon: Keith Murphy
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November 2002. Bonnet Dying
This is the result of taking a number of bonnets, dunking the feathers in black die, hanging them to dry, then placing them on the floor to take a photograph. Luckily they all fluffed out and recovered!
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September 2002. Wedding - Birmingham Registry Office
John Cadman, John McGee, Marcus Jones, Keith Murphy, Tom Taverner, Pascha Rees, Peter Mellor, Phillip Taverner, Davey Watts, Dave Mellor
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August / September 2002. Dijon Fêtes de la Vigne 2002, France
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August 2002. Ilmington Fete - Warwickshire
Back row: Simon Hayward, Jo Mellor, John Cadman, Peter Mellor, John Benney, Phillip Taverner, Keith Murphy, Andy King, Chris Hughes, Dave Mellor
Front row: Marion Doyle, Albert Hope, Jen Mellor, Davey Watts, James Cadman, Basil Howe, Tom Taverner, Nathan Stevenson, Cindy Irons, Julia Murphy, Denis Carter
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August 2002. Ilmington Fete - Warwickshire
Tom Taverner, Jo Mellor, James Cadman, John Benney, Albert Hope, Jen Mellor, John Cadman, Denis Carter, Peter Mellor, Julia Murphy, Simon Hayward, Chris Hughes, Marion Doyle, Phillip Taverner, Cindy Irons, Dave Mellor, Davey Watts, Andy King, Basil Howe
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August 2002. Clevedon Festival & Flower Show
Marking Time: John Cadman, Basil Howe (back turned), Jo Mellor, Cindy Irons, Phill Taverner, Pascha Rees, Keith Murphy (Bass), Dave Mellor, Davey Watts, James Cadman, Andy King

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August 2002. Clevedon Festival & Flower Show
Countermarch

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August 2002. Clevedon Festival & Flower Show
Trying to hide having travelled 100 miles with incorrect uniform
Phill Taverner (and Tom, to left)

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August 2002. Clevedon Festival & Flower Show
Punishment having forgotten his kilt
Allan Baxter (and Irene, to left)

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August 2002. Clevedon Festival & Flower Show
Yet More Non-Standard Uniform

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August 2002. Clevedon Festival & Flower Show
Andy King Lookalike: John Cadman, Polish carpenter from hotel

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August 2002. Clevedon Festival & Flower Show
Shirt Sleeve Order: Pascha Rees, Tom Taverner, Jo Mellor, Albert Hope, John Cadman, Keith Murphy (Bass), Davey Watts, Nathan Stevenson (obscured), Marion Doyle, Simon Hayward (obscured), Basil Howe (Drum Major), Julia Murphy, Dave Mellor

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August 2002. Clevedon Festival & Flower Show
Side Drummers: Nathan Stevenson, James Cadman, Pascha Rees, Tom Taverner
Tenor Drummer: Jo Mellor

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August 2002. Clevedon Festival & Flower Show
Starting crossover in our St Andrews Cross sequence: James Cadman, Nathan Stevenson, Simon Hayward (remainder of file obscured), Basil Howe (Drum Major), John Cadman, Cindy Irons, Davey Watts, Phillip Taverner, Jo Mellor, Keith Murphy, Tom Taverner, Pascha Rees

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August 2002. Clevedon Festival & Flower Show
Finishing crossover in our St Andrews Cross sequence: Pascha Rees, Tom Taverner, Keith Murphy, Jo Mellor, Cindy Irons, John Cadman, Basil Howe (Drum Major), Andy King, Dave Mellor, Chris Hughes, Simon Hayward, Nathan Stevenson, James Cadman

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August 2002. Macclesfield Fun Day
Leaving the Arena (the smoothest surface we have ever played on)

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August 2002. Macclesfield Fun Day
Having Fun at the Fun Day: Jen Mellor, Davey Watts, James Cadman, Nathan Stevenson

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August 2002. Macclesfield Fun Day
Having Fun at the Fun Day: Davey Watts, Nathan Stevenson, James Cadman, Jen Mellor

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August 2002. Macclesfield Fun Day
Having Fun at the Fun Day: James Cadman, Nathan Stevenson
(Anna Cadman and Davey Watts above)
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August 2002. Macclesfield Fun Day
101 Dalmations meet 100 Pipers
Marion Doyle and Spotty Friend
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August 2002. Birtsmorton Court - Worcestershire
Miniband for a Birthday Party: Pascha Rees, Allan Baxter, Andy King, Davey Watts
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July 2002. Solihull - Queen's Visit
The Drum Corps warm up: Keith Murphy, Jon Hughes (out of retirement to play for the Queen), Peter Mellor, (watching from seat in window: Julia Murphy & Davey Watts), Jen Mellor, Pascha Rees, Jo Mellor, James Cadman, Simon Hayward, Tom Taverner
Of course, we didn't see the Queen, but maybe she heard us!
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July 2002. Solihull - Queen's Visit
Marching down High Street: John Cadman, Davey Watts, Albert Hope, Allan Baxter, Jo Mellor, Marion Doyle, Dave Mellor, Simon Hayward, Andy King
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July 2002. Solihull - Queen's Visit
Just to prove she was there: The Queen and Prince Philip
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June 2002. Northampton - Massed Bands for Marie Curie Cancer Care - Block 3
To the left with black tunics and bonnets: Milton Keynes Pipe Band
Centre - black blazers & glengarries: Oxford Caledonian Pipe Band
SPB Drum Major: John Benney. Marion Doyle, Davey Watts (obscured), Pipe Major: John Cadman. Allan Baxter (obscured), Cindy Irons, Chris Hughes, Phil Taverner, Bill Paton, Simon Hayward, Jo Mellor
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June 2002. Yardley Wood
Presentation to Dave Frater, one of our founder members
Chris (Buster) Hughes presents Dave with photos from the 1960s

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June 2002. Yardley Wood
Presentation to Dave Frater, one of our founder members
Marion Doyle watches while John Cadman blows and Dave plays

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June 2002. Jubilee Celebrations, Henley-in-Arden
Down Came the Rain!
Marion Doyle and John Cadman find shelter under a tree

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May 2002. Shirley, Solihull
A pause while collecting donations for the Piper's Memorial:
Phil Taverner and Albert Hope
We collected over £200 for the statue, but Phil looked less happy a couple of hours later after the board had blown over and damaged his car!
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May 2002. Astwood Bank Carnival
Pascha Rees, Nathan Stevenson, Tom Taverner, Simon Hayward, Jo Mellor, Keith Murphy (Bass, hidden), Gary Mellor, Marcus Jones, Allan Baxter, Bill Paton, John McGee, Basil Howe (Drum Major), Phil Taverner, Andy King, Julia Murphy, Dave Mellor, John Cadman (Pipe Major)
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May 2002. Astwood Bank Carnival
File facing forward: Nathan Stevenson, Simon Hayward, Marcus Jones, Gary Mellor, Davey Smith, Bill Paton, Dave Mellor, Andy King
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May 2002. Astwood Bank Carnival
Tom Taverner, Jo Mellor, Pascha Res, Nathan Stevenson, Keith Murphy, Allan Baxter, Simon Hayward, John McGee, Marcus Jones, Gary Mellor (hidden), Phil Taverner, Julia Murphy, Davey Smith, Bill Paton, John Cadman, Marion Doyle, Dave Mellor, Andy King, Basil Howe
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April 2002. Kidderminster
"What do you think these are? Wispa Bars?"
Our Pipe Major's Favourite Saying about non existent insignia had to be modified after losing his voice in Ladispoli: John Cadman
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April 2002. Ladispoli Artichoke Festival, Italy
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April 2002. Ladispoli Retirement Home
Playing on the lawn:
Andy King, Dave Mellor, Davey Watts, Denis Carter, Carl Gray, Marion Doyle, John Cadman
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April 2002. Ladispoli Artichoke Festival
Standing on stage at opening ceremony:
Allan Baxter, Keith Murphy, Jo Mellor, Simon Hayward, (several indistinct), Phil Taverner, John McGee
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April 2002. Spitfire Bar, Ladispoli
Posing in the American Bar:
Allan Baxter, Super-Efficient Barmaid, Her friend, John McGee, Denis Carter, John Cadman, Andy King
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April 2002. Al Hope and Artichoke
Ladispoli Artichoke Festival
Albert Hope posed by Tapir modelled from Artichokes
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April 2002. Ladisploi Arichoke Festival, Italy
Nearing the Main Square
John Cadman (turning), Denis Carter, Marion Doyle, Cindy Irons, Dave Mellor, Andy King
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April 2002. New York - Tunes of Glory
In Massed Band supporting Cancer Charities: Allan Baxter
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December 2001. Band Christmas Meal
Miniband: John Cadman, Allan Baxter, Dave Mellor, James Cadman, Keith Murphy, Andy King, Davey Watts, Gary Mellor
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December 2001. Band Christmas Meal
Demonstrating talents beyond his bagpipes: James Perkins and Saxaphone
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December 2001. Band Christmas Meal
Demonstrating the new No4 uniform headwear: Perky and Dave
(yes, that is a sink plunger, and yes, it was hard to remove!)
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November 2001. Armistice Day, Shirley RBL
Wearing her relative's medals: Marion Doyle
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September 2001. Weston Park
Don't Give up the Day Job of Piping and Drumming:
Peter, Julia, Jen, Nathan, Davey, and James all attempt to dance to the jazz band (and fail)
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September 2001. Weston Park
Nathan's first parade: Nathan Stevenson, James Cadman
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August 2001. Clevedon Festival
Nathan Sorroll, Leah Benney, Simon Hayward, Pascha Rees, Keith Murphy, Tom Taverner, John Benney, Jo Mellor, Davey Watts, Andy King, Phil Taverner, Allan Baxter, Marion Doyle, John Cadman
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July 2001. Wednesbury Carnival
Drum Majors: Jim Thomson (Northfield Caledonia Pipe Band), John Benney, Basil Howe
Left File: Andy King, John McGee, Gary Mellor, Jenny Mellor, Sean Stacey
Second File: Dave Mellor, Davey Watts, Nicola Stacey, ?, ?
Third File: Allan Baxter, Julia Murphy, Marcus Jones, Tom Taverner, ?
Right File: John Cadman, Phillip Taverner, Albert Hope, Jo Mellor, Leah Benney
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July 2001. Wednesbury Carnival
Drum Majors: Jim Thomson (Northfield Caledonia Pipe Band), John Benney, Basil Howe
Left File: Andy King, John McGee, Gary Mellor
Second File: Dave Mellor, Davey Watts, Nicola Stacey, Peter Mellor, James Cadman
Bass: Keith Murphy Third File: Allan Baxter
Right File: John Cadman, Phillip Taverner, Albert Hope, Jo Mellor, Leah Benney
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July 2001. Wednesbury Carnival
The Mellor Family Pipe Band: Jenny Mellor, Gary Mellor, Jo Mellor, Dave Mellor, Peter Mellor
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July 2001. Wednesbury Carnival
The Bass Drummer's New Beaters: Keith Murphy
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July 2001. Wednesbury Carnival
Things You Shouldn't Do In A Kilt: The Fairground Ride
Nathan, Anna, Pascha, Leah, John, James, Julia, Davey, Tom, Peter, Jo, Nicola, Sean
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July 2001. Wednesbury Carnival
Things You Shouldn't Do In A Kilt: Closeup
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July 2001. Wednesbury Carnival
Things You Shouldn't Do In A Kilt: Collage
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July 2001. Henley-in-Arden High Bayliff's Fayre
James Cadman, Jo Mellor, Leah Benney, Bill Paton, Andy Fitzpatrick, Tom Taverner, Denis Carter
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July 2001. Henley-in-Arden High Bayliff's Fayre
In the midst of the Badge of Scotland sequence - Drummers: Keith Murphy, Jo Mellor, Facing Pipers John Cadman, Albert Hope, Phillip Taverner, Bill Paton, Marion Doyle, Marcus Jones, Denis Carter
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July 2001. Henley-in-Arden High Bayliff's Fayre
Drum Major: John Benny, in mid command Front Row: John Cadman, Marion Doyle, Dave Mellor, Andy King
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June 2001. Harborne Carnival
This is how you do it, Daddy: Ross and John McGee
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April 2001. St George's Day Parade, Kidderminster
Outside St.Mary's Church: Basil Howe, Jim Thomson (Northfield Caledonia Pipe Band), John Cadman, Marion Doyle, Dave Mellor, Albert Hope, Andy King, Davey Watts, Bill Paton, Allan Baxter, Phillip Taverner, Tony Flanagan, Denis Carter, Chris Hughes, Tom Taverner, Leah Benney, Peter Mellor, Pascha Benney
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April 2001. Royal British Legion Open Day, Solihull
Jen's first parade: Jenny Mellor, Peter Mellor, Jo Mellor
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December 2000.
"What do you think these are? Mars Bars?"
Our Pipe Major's Favourite Saying about non existent insignia: John Cadman
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August 2000. Princes Street, Edinburgh
Millennium Pipes: Our block (Division 46) within the Millennium Massed Pipes of the World event for Marie Curie Cancer Care, with 10,000 pipers and drummers. We are on the right. Also within our block were Netley and Hamble RBL and Knightswood CA Juvenile bands.
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August 2000. Princes Street, Edinburgh
Millennium Pipes: Tamsin Elsom, Marcus Jones, Cindy Irons, Gary Mellor, Chris Hughes, John Benney (Drum Major), Bill Paton
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August 2000. Princes Street, Edinburgh
Millennium Pipes: Chris Hughes
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July 2000. Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire
Posing with members of the World War II Re-enactment Society: Leah Benney, John Benney, Mark Adams, John Cadman, Andy King, ?, Simon Hayward, David Showell
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July 2000. Wednesbury Carnival
Drum Majors and front row: John Benney, John Cadman, Cindy Irons, Dave Mellor, Basil Howe, Allan Baxter
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June 2000. Montbeliard, France
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June 2000. Montbeliard, France
Outside the Town Hall: Sean Stacey, Jo Mellor, Gary Mellor, Albert Hope, John Cadman (Pipe Major), Jon Hughes, Phillip Taverner, Peter Mellor, Cindy Irons, Julia Murphy, Allan Baxter, Denis Carter, Simon Hayward, Nicola Stacey, Dave Mellor, Marcus Jones, Andy King
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May 2000. Astwood Bank Carnival
Basil Howe, Andy King, Chris Hughes, Simon Hayward, Dave Mellor (file obscured), Allan Baxter (file obscured), John Benney, John Cadman (file obscured)
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May 2000. Astwood Bank Carnival
Leah Benney, James Cadman, Phillip Taverner, Peter Mellor, Jo Mellor, Dave Showell, John Cadman, Gary Mellor
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April 2000. St George's Day Parade, Kidderminster

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April 2000. St George's Day Parade, Kidderminster
Peter's first parade: Jo Mellor, Dave Mellor, Peter Mellor
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April 2000. St George's Day Parade, Kidderminster
John Benney, Basil Howe, John Cadman, Allan Baxter, John McGee, Julia Murphy, Dave Mellor, Keith Park, Andy King, Bill Paton, Marcus Jones, Chris Hughes
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April 2000. St George's Day Parade, Kidderminster

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April 2000. St George's Day Parade, Kidderminster
Tenor Drummers: Jo Mellor, Tom Taverner, Peter Mellor, Simon Hayward
(Tom and Peter's first parade)
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January 2000. Burns Night, Nottingham
Tamsin Sorroll, Gary Mellor, Allan Baxter, Chris Hughes, Jon Hughes, Keith Murphy (Bass), Jo Mellor, Marion Doyle, Albert Hope, Andy King, Cindy Irons, John Cadman
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