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Making Music

In Harmony

Mrs Petch making music in Warrenby club

picture courtesy of Kath Lambert


Edward James Ayton (Jim) and wife Emily (nee Ankers). Jim was born in Eston, California in 1907.
He played the drums in Tom Smith's Harmonica Band, and he and his brother, Ben, made a radio appearance,
according to his sister, Victoria the family had to take turns with the headphones on the old crystal set.
The band also appeared at the Dorchester Hotel and times were hard, pillowcases were used to make cumberbunds.

He also drove for Welford's the bakers in Redcar and played in some of the clubs in the area.

They had four children and lived in Hutton Grove, Dormanstown.
Photograph and information
courtesy of George Ayton


Phil Wilson name that tune Phil ?


Phil Wilson doing his Elvis bit

Photographs and information
from Norma Wilson

New Marske Band date

My Wifes Father & 3 Brothers are in the photo of New Marske Band taken in New Marske outside the Band Hut.

from Charlie Brown