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Appeals: Brass Band Photo -from Pancrack
. . . . by Ron Kerrison   sent 18th February 2018

My father, Tom Kerrison, wrote many notes on his life in Eston, including names of musicians in his various band photographs.
   His writing deteriorated as he approached his 98th birthday (as did his memory perhaps) but on the reverse of his photo of the Eston Miners Silver Band he wrote the names of those he knew.
     [our photo from the Pancrack film shown opposite]
   The order of names may be incorrect.
BACK ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT:-
   1.Reuben English,   2.Taff Seymour,   3.Shep Meadows,
   4.Bill Armstrong,   5.'Spot' Blot,   6.Bill (box hat),
   7.Tommy Dixon,   8.Dan Kilvington,
   9.(don't know first-name) King,
   10.(another?) Tommy Dixon (Wesley Y.C.)
MIDDLE ROW LEFT TO RIGHT:-
   1.Drummer Tewson,   2.(don't know),   3.Nesbet,
   4.(don't know),    5.Jack Chapman (-leader),
   6.Charlie 'Digby' Kay,    (no record of the rest!)
FRONT ROW LEFT TO RIGHT:
   1.Nelson,    2.Jack Colman,    3.IKE BARKER,
   4.Topsy Cook (trombone),    5.(don't know),   6.Arty Allday,
   7.Billy Colman (I think!).

'Spot' was the nickname for many of the Blott families in California, Eston.  In fact Tom's 'marra' or co-worker in the pit was always called 'Spot'.  He lived in East Row, California and was married to nurse Blott a popular local nurse.

Best Regards,
   --------Ron Kerrison (Danby, Nr.Whitby, N.Yorkshire)--------
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[WebMaster (28 February 2018):
   Thanks Ron for relating your dad's notes - if only more people wrote details on the back of their photos!
   I've added   your information to the Appeals page about the
'Photo of Brass Band in Front of the Hills' -
   - where the photographs can be enlarged for clearer viewing.
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Eston Miners Silver Band 1