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Latest Archive Images - Non Specific Years, 1 albums, containing 1 images.
2016, 5 albums, containing 194 images.
2015, 8 albums, containing 576 images.
In January, Bexleyheath Brass visited us on their 33-99 Road trip (Bacon Butties & Brass)
February started with the YP weekend and Goff & Diane Payne paid us a visit and took the services.
We had Mother's Day in March.
In April the Band & Songsters paid a visit to Jersey over the Easter weekend.
As part of their pre-Congress tour the Chicago Staff Band gave a concert at the Academy in June.
In July the Band posed for their official pictures, several members of the corps went to the Boundless Congress and the YP corps entered a float in the Carnival. Leighton Williams held a fundraising coffee morning for Prudential Ride 100 where we will be riding for the Army. Guest presenters for Friends Together were Allister & Kathleen Versfeld.
In August, Majors Lynn & Raelton Gibbs from DHQ paid us a visit and took the service. The corps picnic was held at a very sunny Rendlesham. Leighton Williams completed the 100 mile ride for the Army.
September was sad month as James Alderton left us for pastures new.
October saw us hold Mother's Day and a 'Not So Strictly' social event was held. The band paid a visit to Burgess Hill.
Shoebox Sunday was held in November and the corps affiliated Young Dreamers performed 'David Copperfield'.
December was the usual busy month with Christmas Tree Festival, YP Carol service, carolling and a Christmas Day Service. We also shared in a Cadbury's Cadvent quiz; Joan the winner shared the prize with the Salvation Army.
Anniversaries during the year were: Chris & Rose Bray (Ruby June), John & Maureen Cates (Ruby June) and Bill & Jeanette Cracknell (Sapphire August)
The only Dedication this year was Emily Beaumont, daughter of Charlotte & Dan.(Feb)
Bill & June Bailey have now undertaken the role of looking after the Community Care Ministry.
Promoted to Glory this year were: June George (Jan), Lady English (April), Arthur Parker (April), Pat Boyer (August), Mary Hackerson (August), John Cracknell (November) and Henry Battle (Dec).

2014, 8 albums, containing 657 images.
In February our YP Weekend was led by Major Michelle Woodhouse, who also commissioned Chris Ozanne as our YPSM. Christopher Poffley presented 'Love Never Fails' a Valentine Celebration.

March saw us host 'Women's Day of Prayer'.

The Songsters were at Tunstall in April and we celebrated Easter at the Hall and on the Triangle.
Many of the corps went to the Divisional Celebrations in Norwich where the Band contributed. General Andre Cox presented a certificate to our retiring Bandmaster, John Ranner.

In May we marked John Ranner's retirement with a special service with many of his friends visiting.

Cadet Louise Brown led our Sunday worship in June prior to her Commissioning. The Band took part in a WW1 event at Landguard Fort.

July saw the return of the Poffleys from their cycle ride from Spain. The Songsters travelled to Rushdon to give a Concert. Many of the corps travelled to Central Hall, Westminster for the commissioning of Louise Brown. The Household Troop led the Carnival with our own Carl Cracknell in the band.

In October we had a guest speaker, Ken Donaldson from Talitha Koum.

December was the usual busy month with the Christmas Tree Festival, YP Concert, Carols by Candlelight and a very busy carrolling season by the Band.

We celebrated several anniversaries during the year; Bram & Frances Scott (68 years of marriage)(Feb), Brian & Anita Chenery (Gold Wedding)(July) and Frances Scott's 90th birthday (July)

Made Soldiers during the year were: Pat Boyer (Jan), Stella Freeguard (Jan), David Stewart (Jan), Richard Sewell, June Bailey and Bill Bailey (Sept)
Made Adherents were Dawn Heneghan and Doreen Stiff (March)
Commissioned as a Band & Songster member was Ben Winton (Jan), Bandmaster (John Pilborough), Simon Scott (Deputy Bandmaster) and Kevin Gray (Band Secretary) (July).
John Cates retired as Recruiting Sergeant (Aug).
Five Junior Soldiers were enrolled during September.
Heather Ranner left as Singing Company Leader after marrying and moving to a new corps (Dec)

We had one Dedication during the year; Freya Ablitt, daughter of Lindsay and Robert (May).

Promoted to Glory during the year were; Beryl Webb (Feb), Barbara Aldis (Sept), Joan Hawes (Sept) and Florrie Nicholls (Sept)



2013, 5 albums, containing 478 images.
January began with a 'Prayer Week for Christian Unity'. Salvation Brass also visited us and gave a memorable concert; members travelled from all over the UK to be with us.

February saw the YP Weekend by Captain Richard Waters.
In March the leaders of Parents & Toddlers organised, with help from the congregation, Easter Eggs with a Christian Message. Easter Sunday saw us on the Triangle to celebrate with CTIF. The Songsters attended Tunstall Church and assisted with Songs of Praise.

A new sound system was installed during May. A cafe style evening service was organized by Simon Scott when various leaders from the area explained about their youth week. Several members of the church also took part in the Annual Fun Run.

In June, NGM brought us 'Luv Esther'. A brand new production, a brand new cast, and a brand new training module from ngm academy!
Carolyn & David Ward organised a Strawberry Tea in July to raise funds for Community work.

Harvest Festival was celebrated in September with the usual high standard of window dressing and the food cupboard was also replenished.

During November we sent approx. 200 boxes to the Shoebox Appeal.
We had a busy December with the Christmas Tree Festival, YP Service, Carols by Candlelight and carrolling by the Band.

Commissioned during year was Angela Barbrook-Assistant Treasurer (August) and Simon Little-Assistant Secretary (Sept). Enrolled as a Soldier was Ben Winton(July). During the previous 12 months we enrolled 19 Junior Soldiers. Dennis Versey was transferred to Band and Songster reserve (Nov).

During the year we celebrated many occasions - Jack & Margaret Lawrence (Diamond), Harold & Margaret Emeny (Silver) (August) and Brian Betts (80th birthday).
Dedicated was Marshall Smith (May).

We celebrated 3 weddings during the year - David & Mariola Thompson (May), Simon Little & Alicia Gray (August) and Andrew Jessup & Clare London (Sept).

Promoted to Glory were Pamela Russell (May), Barbara Wakerley (Oct), Freda Jones (October) and Karen Hood (Oct).

2012, 6 albums, containing 810 images.
January started with a ‘Week of Prayer’ with a service led by retired Baptist Minister, Peter Croft. The YP weekend was led by Lieutenants Mark & Emma Scott.
February saw ‘24-3’ – An Opportunity for Prayer.
A Partnership Festival celebrating 30 years of Youth Banding took place in March. The partnership was between the Divisional Youth Band and the Reunion Band. The Songsters paid their usual visit to Tunstall Church. Mother’s Day was also celebrated.
In April the Poffley family organized and explained the meaning of the Passover meal. Many of the corps attended the Divisional Celebrations in the Apex building in Bury St Edmunds. Good Friday was shared with CTIF on the Triangle. The Community Cafe (Munch ‘n’Lunch) was presented with an award from the council for their work in the community.
We were visited by Major Nigel Bovey, editor of the War Cry in May to talk about his book, The Mercy Seat Revisited. As a result of the Belarus project, we were visited by Nicolai Bulbetski, who talked about his work in Belarus. Highlight of the month was the visit of the world renowned Stockholm South Band.
Talent within the corps was shown in a combined evening with Steve Price in June. Friends Together celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Anniversary with a ‘do’ at The Hut on the seafront.
Founder’s Day in July found many of the Corps in uniform on the Triangle promoting the work of the Army; many attended work in their uniform. The Community Cafe celebrated their first birthday.
August was a month of highs and lows. We said good bye to Captains Allister & Kathleen, who were bound for Peterborough, and we welcomed Captains Richard & Nicky Waters.
In September we saw Cadet Louise Brown leave us for the Training College.We celebrated the Youth weekend with the Straight Ahead Youth Chorus and was led by Lt.Matt Elsey.
October saw the Regent Hall Band visit us and treated us to an open air concert and with a concert in the evening. Major John Waters, Richard's father, led one of our Sunday services.
In November the Band visited Hinckley Corps for the weekend.
December was a busy month as usual with the Charity Tree festival, YP Concert, Candlelight Service, Crib and Christmas Day services.

Commissioned as local officers were Anne Hall (Small Groups Coordinator)(Jan), Grahame Hall (Mission Secretary)(May), Sheena Williams (Songster Secretary)(May) and Jim Williams (Treasurer)(June).
Enrolled as Soldiers were Doug French (June) & Brian Betts (July). Enrolled in January as Adherents were Giles Meehan, Peggy Rose, Sally Barrett, & Marjory Bird. Also enrolled as an Adherents was Celia Rose(April).

During the year we celebrated many occasions: Mike & Judy Scott (Ruby Wedding-April), Jim Williams & Joe Little(65th birthday-May), Dennis Versey (70th birthday – July), Peter Howlett & Janet Harrold (Engagement-July and wedding in October). Also married in October was Gemma Fincham & Martin Saxton. Celebrating their Golden Wedding in December were Mick & Christine Gage.

January saw the arrival of Nancy Harlow, great-great granddaughter of Ray Versey and in June, Katherine, daughter of Ginny & Simeon Idehen, was dedicated. December 31st saw the arrival of Marshall, a son for Gavin & Kirstie Smith.
Promoted to Glory were Don Hinds(May), Ray Boyer(June)and Dorothy Little(September)
2011, 5 albums, containing 1281 images.
We started the new year by singing carols; the 'Carols by Candlelight' service was cancelled in December by snowy weather. Lisa King starts the year as acting YPSM after Libby Winton's retirement. Joining us is Josh Hunt, who will be completing his Essential Youth Worker placement with us; he will be assisting Simon Scott.

January saw the launch of the E100 Bible Study and Major Colin Johnson (now Promoted to Glory) led the YP weekend.

In February we enjoyed a musical Valentine’s evening with Christopher Poffley and his talented friends and the Town Pastors led an evening service explaining the role they perform.
March was a busy month with Major Dean Pallant leading our self-denial Sunday and several members of the corps undertaking a 24 hour fast. The inspirational Carl Finnan from UCB led an evening service and we were treated to the Riding Light Theatre’s production of ‘The Narrow Road’. The world famous Enfield Citadel Band also performed a concert for us.

April brought us the launch of the first ‘Alive’ gig for the young people with a local and professional groups taking part. Easter saw the Band performing on the Triangle under the new ‘gazebo’. Louise Brown organised a charity ‘sleep out’ at Great
Eastern Square with several corps members taking part.

In April we saw the early arrival of Regan Smith (parents Kirstie & Gavin) and in May arriving late was Oliver Beaumont (parents Charlotte & Dan).

May saw the first of our 125 Anniversary celebrations with the Anglia Youth Band being with us for a weekend. Apart from a concert at the Hall and leading our worship, they performed under the ‘gazebo’ on the Saturday afternoon.

June saw the ‘125’ Celebration weekend (18th/19th) that started with a Saturday evening concert attended by the Mayor, Doreen Savage and with morning and afternoon events on the Sunday. Due to illness Majors Peter & Val Mylecreest were unable to lead the weekend. A ‘Celebration of Friendship’ was led by Major Joy Allchin.

In July 3 Bandsmen, John Cracknell, Dennis Versey & Clive Harrold celebrated 63 years of continuous service to the Band. The Ladies had a successful Retreat Day at the Hall and we celebrated Founders day with Band on the Triangle. As part of the ‘125’ Celebration, a ‘Praise in the Park’ (Allenby Pk) was held on a very sunny afternoon where praise, food and games were enjoyed by all.

In August the Young People entered the Felixstowe Carnival and were placed second in their class.

September saw us celebrating Harvest Festival and the official launching of ‘Munch ‘n’ Lunch by the Mayor, Doreen Savage.

In October Christopher Poffley, in a Café Style evening service, talked about Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. As part of our ‘125’ Celebrations, we had a visit by the Maidenhead Timbrelists (the assistant Timbrel leader being Lindsay Ablitt nee Cracknell). The month ended with a ‘Light Party’ for the Young People.

The highlight of November was the Band/Songster Weekend of 5th/6th , conducted by Dean Jones, it being the final event of our ‘125’ Celebration year. The weekend was led by Majors Richard & Sandra Welch from IHQ. We also held our ‘Shoebox Service’ in partnership with Samaritans Purse (Operation Christmas Child)

December was a very busy month beginning with the YP Carol Service and the Mayor’s Civic Carol Concert coming early in the month. The second ‘Alive’ gig with
‘Sounds of Salvation’ was followed by the Charity Christmas Tree Festival, Carols by Candlelight and the Band carolling in town. We held a ‘Crib Service’ on Christmas Eve and we finished with a service on Christmas morning when the children showed us their presents. Arthur Parker and his team had 70+ sit down for their Christmas meal in the Community Hall.

Commissioned during the year were Christopher & Rebekka Poffley (Adherents-Jan), Brian Betts (Adherent-Jan), Jess Ozanne (Junior Soldier-Jan), Anne Hall (Songster-March), Jackie Fincham (Corps Organising Secretary-May), John Pilborough (Corps Secretary-May), Jacob Morley, Tyler Harrold, Ella Harrold, Amy Versfeld (Junior Soldiers-June), Clare London (Adherent-June) and Louise Brown (Soldier-Oct) (Songster Commission-Nov)
Retirements during the year included Stan Cracknell (Band-Feb), Ellie Salmon (Parent & Tots), Margaret Bale (Centre Manager), Trevor Baker (Corps Secretary), Simon Scott (Corps Youth Secretary), Andrew Gee (Small Groups Coordinator) & Jean Versey (Corps Treasurer)

We celebrated the anniversaries of Bob & June George (Diamond-March), George & Elsie Bewers (Diamond-March), Dennis & Marion Versey (Golden-April), Bernard & Kath Rayner (Diamond-November) & Violet & Wahl Thurston (Emerald-November).
Celebrating birthdays were John Cates (70th-November) & Muriel Beavis (95th -December). Simon Little & Alicia Gray announced their engagement.

Dedicated during the year were Reuben Jacobs (June), Regan Smith (August), Oliver Beaumont (Sept), Bradley Minter (Oct) & Katimai Leighton (Dec)

Promoted to Glory were Mark Versey (March), Major Frances Lake (Sept) (former CO), Marjory Walters (Oct) & George Kettle (Dec) They will be sadly missed.
2010, 5 albums, containing 861 images.
January 1st saw the launch of the Digital Archive with Bernard Rayner and Jim Williams discussing the Archive on BBC Suffolk: it was also launched in the local media. By the end of the year the archive had 3100 images that had been viewed 56,000 times by people in 50 countries.
In January, Major Noel Wright led a Corps Retreat Day at the Hall and we also hosted the ‘Week of Prayer’. At the end of January, DC Major David Jackson officially opened the newly refurbished Hall after the initial date had been cancelled due to snow.
In February, Major Michelle Woodhouse led both services for the YP Annual Weekend.
March saw us ‘Walk Thru’ the New Testament with Kevin Baldwin, the Ladies attending their Retreat and the Town Pastors commissioned.
In July Major Susan Jones led us in the Home & Family weekend.
August saw the addition of an ‘Audio Archive’ to the Website. It has been launched with ‘Sounds of the Seaside’, a 1976 recording by the Band, to be followed by at least 6 more recordings once they have been converted and cleaned up digitally.
Commissioned during the year were Sheena Williams (Songster-Jan), John & Maggie Cheadle (Adherants-April), Pat Partridge (Soldier-May), Christine Gage (Soldier-May), Jane Hume (Soldier-May), Anne & Grahame Hall (Soldiers-May), Jacqueline Neil (Adherent-May), Doug & Lisa French (Adherants-May) , Sheila Harrold (Asst Corps Treasurer-June) and Andrew Gee as Small Groups Coordinator. Rebecca & Abigail French & Lauren Versfeld were made Junior Soldiers and were enrolled into the Singing Company. At the end of the year saw the retirement of Libby Winton as YP Sergeant Major.
We celebrated the weddings of Dan & Charlotte Beaumont (June) and John & Angela Pilborough (July). In August saw Bill & Jeanette Cracknell celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary and Jo & Ann Little their Ruby Anniversary. Celebrating birthdays were George Kettle (90th) & Stan Cracknell (80th)
Dedicated during the year were Ashton Lamb (May), Connors Brothers-Lee (June) and Dawson Coldwell (July). In August saw the arrival of Isabella Scott (Parents Simon & Annette Scott) who was dedicated in October and Reuben Jacobs (Parents Emily Talbot & Kevin Jacobs).
In September saw the Mebourne Singers join us for the weekend. Our Harvest Festival service was led by Captains Carol & Alan Frederiksen.
October saw the ladies at a Retreat in Kirton and a visit by the Stowmarket Band. We also undertook the MICAH Challenge and Hunger Lunch.
In December saw our first Charity Christmas Tree Festival and the cancellation of ‘Carols by Candlelight’ due to snowy conditions. (It would be re-scheduled for January)
Promoted to Glory were Inez Bloomfield (January), Lt Colonel Mrs Ivy Sharman (January) (Mother of Trish Binge), Audrey Versey (April), Joyce Scott(April), Ella Smith(April) and Dick Baker(May).
Social events included a Valentine’s Evening, Car Treasure Hunt, a ‘Football Night’ watching England play !!!in the World Cup at the Hall and enjoying a thrilling Twenty20 match at Chelmsford watching Essex.
Our Outreach commitments included the Band appearing on Radio Suffolk (March) and the Songsters at Tunstall Church (April). The Band & Songsters also had a very busy December.
2009, 4 albums, containing 715 images.
Includes Hall Refurbishment, Outreach, Social & Church Events

The year was dominated by the extensive refurbishment carried out to the Hall and activities were either cancelled or worked around the building work. The results of the changes will bear fruit in 2010.
2009 saw several Commissions including Mike Scott as Deputy Bandmaster, Simon Scott as Corps Youth Secretary and Tim Andrews as a Bandsman. Retirements included Harold Emeny from 68 years of Banding, Christine Gage from the 4th Walton Brownie Pack,Maureen Cates as Home League Secretary, Dennis Versey as Over 60's Secretary, Bernard Rayner as Corps Press Secretary and Andrew Gee as YP Treasurer. Arthur Parker collected his Maundy Money from the Queen at Bury St Edmunds
40 Days of Building Relationship was launched in June with the Celebration Sunday several weeks with many people giving their Testimonies. Highlight of the year was the visit of Retired General John Larsson & Retired Commissioner Freda Larsson for our Harvest Festival.
The Anglia Fellowship Band gave a charity concert in aid of East Suffolk Association for the Blind.
We had a busy outreach year that included the Band’s visit to Rushden, the Songsters at the Albert Hall for the Gospel Arts Concert, Ambassadors in Sport, Play in the Park and Praise on the Prom when Captain Allister was the guest speaker.
The social events included a Valentine Evening, ‘Love & Life’, a Harvest Supper and Barn Dance and on the film night we had a sing along ‘Mama Mia’ including fancy dress.
We celebrated the weddings of Hannah Talbot & Danny Harlow and Lyndsay Cracknell & Richard Ablitt.
Ruby Weddings were celebrated by Don & Shirley Hinds, Jim & Sheena Williams and Trevor & Sheila Baker with Pat & Colin Gage celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Promoted to Glory in his 96th year was Joe Woods.



2008, 3 albums, containing 380 images.
Includes Outreach, Social & Church Events

Highlight of the year for the Band and many invited local bandsmen, was the visit by Dr Stephen Cobb (Territorial Musical Director) for a Masterclass.
Dennis Versey was recognised for his 45 years of involvement with the Festival of Remembrance and received a Certificate of Recognition.
The guest speakers on our Shoebox Sunday were retired Commissioners Alex & Ingeborg Hughes.
In September, several members enjoyed a retreat at Sunbury Court.
Our Outreach projects this year included another successful Ambassadors in Sport week and a new venture for the Corps, an Auction of Promises, with the proceeds going to the ‘Boost’ bus project.
Several members took part in the annual Suffolk Churches Cycle Ride with new distance records being set. The Band also attended the Open Air service at Orford Castle.
The social activities included a ramble to Felixstowe Ferry and then tea at the Bradleys, a Barn Dance, a Bowls & BBQ and the annual picnic at Rendlesham Forest.
We celebrated the marriage of Victoria Emeny & Steve Lamb and Monica & Stan Cracknell celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Promoted to Glory was Ethel Salter.
2007, 3 albums, containing 258 images.
Includes Outreach, Social & Church Events

During 2007 we saw ’40 Days of Community’ start and several weeks later Celebration Sunday.
The Home Weekend was led by Commissioners Robert & Janet Street.
Simon Little was commissioned as a Songster.
We were busy with our Outreach projects and saw many children taking part in the Ambassadors in Sport football course. Many people also built and manned a successful Carnival Float entry. ‘Puppet Praise’ led our Sunday services and gave a performance in the afternoon in the Spa Gardens.
The Songsters and the Band also paid a visit to Ely Methodist Church.
The Social calendar involved a successful Bowls & BBQ evening and a Brunch at Headquarters. We also saw the first outing for the Theatre Group who went to see ‘Hello Dolly’at the Spa Pavilion.
We celebrated the wedding of Kirsty Emmerson & Steve Coldwell and the Diamond Wedding Anniversary of Jeanne & George Yealand. Also celebrating were Ann & John Ranner and Janet & John Cracknell who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversaries.
Promoted to Glory was Olive Bebbington, the Corps Pianist.

2006, 1 albums, containing 67 images.
Trevor Baker was made Corps Secretary and David Thompson the Corps Quarter- Master.
We had concerts given by The International Staff Singers, United Bands and the William Booth Memorial Hall Songsters.
Arthur Parker received the Civic Award from the Mayor of Felixstowe for services to the community.
We received a new Corps Flag presented and dedicated by the Ranner Family.
The marriage of Kirstie Williams & Gavin Smith took place in April and Promoted to Glory were Tom Bradley, Doreen Baker & Jan Vinecombe.

2002 - 2005, 1 albums, containing 247 images.
During this period we saw concerts given by many visiting groups: South London F’ship Band (’02), London & Home Counties Festival of Male Voice Praise (’02), Copenhagen Gospel Factor (’02), Norwich City YP Singing Company (’04), Clacton Cooperative Band and the Household Troop (’05).
2002 saw John Ellitson was commissioned as Corps Sergeant- Major and Jean Versey was made Corps Treasurer.
TC Alex & Ingeborg Hughes together with Lt Colonel Howard Grottick (’03) paid us a visit and later that year, General Larsson. Lt Colonel Poke came in 2004.
Several marriages took place: Annette Baker & Simon Scott (02), Lizzie Burrows & Matt Elsey (’03) and Dawn Thresh & Malcolm Baxter.
We had two couples celebrating Golden Wedding Anniversaries: Olive & Henry Battle and Audrey & Ray Versey (Both in 2003).
Promoted to Glory were Wycliffe Baker (’03), Margaret Hyslop (‘02), Helen Bradley (’03), Mary Sanderson ‘(05), Brian Harrold (’05) and Pauline Parker (’05)
With sadness we saw the departure in 2004 of our CO’s Captains Goff & Diane Payne who were posted back to Africa.
Our new Commanding Officers, Captains Allister & Kathleen Versfeld joined us in August 2005.
1957 - 1990, 4 albums, containing 634 images.
Corps photographer Stan Cracknell used a film camera to record the history of the corps. At the same time, Stan was also using a slide film camera. We now have approximately 600 colour transparencies that we are digitally converting and they will be added to the Archive during the year. Rather than spread them over existing albums we will be using a dedicated Category.
All the Albums have now been completed and show all the aspects of corps life: weddings, beech meetings, trips abroad, dedications and all the seasonal activities and much more.

1979 - 1998, 3 albums, containing 201 images.
During this period we see the move to the Christchurch United Reform Church in Cobbold Road, with the official opening by Commissioner Geoffrey Dalziel.
A major musical production of ‘Glory’, produced by Bernard Rayner, was performed at the Spa Pavilion in 1979. A second musical, ‘Jesus Folk’, by the same production team, was performed at Woodbridge in 1981 and 1982.
We celebrated a 100 years since the first meeting by Commissioner George Scott Railton at Felixstowe Ferry.
BBC’s ‘Songs of Praise’ was held in the Spa Gardens in 1984 and in 1986 we celebrated 100 years of Corps status.
The Band celebrated its Centenary Anniversary in 1998.
In 1990 we see the marriage of Major Peter Mylechreest and Valerie Schultz (our Commanding Officers)
We see the improvements carried out to the Hall during 1994/95 and the retirement in 1996 of Majors Dennis & Molly Ward. The same year sees the arrival of our new Commanding Officers, Captains Godfrey & Diane Payne.
During 1997 the Songsters visited Jersey and we conclude this period with a visit from the Portugese Salvation Army in 1997.
1999 - 2001, 1 albums, containing 202 images.
We had several retirements and new appointments during this period. We said goodbye to Bernard Rayner as Divisional Bandmaster (’99), Bill Cracknell as Over 60’s Secretary, Marion Cracknell & Maureen Skuse as Sunday School Primary Leaders, John Cracknell as Corps Representative for SPRS and Joe Little as Corps Sergeant-Major (’01). New appointments included Bev de’Asha as Fellowship Leader and Fiona Gee as Corps Treasurer. In 2001 Joe Wood left our Corps to attend Stowmarket Corps.
Outreach projects included the Band performing at the Caravan Club Rally at the Suffolk Showground, Carnival entries, Carols at the Spa Pavilion organised by John Ellitson and the Band & Songsters performed at the Trinity Methodist Church.
The Anglian Golden Oldies and The Real Support Group gave performances during this period. Delegates from the International College visited us as well as Captain Juan Arias from Teneriffe. Keith & Lorraine Doust led us in a service and a Harvest Festival was led by Lt Colonel Alan Atherton.
We celebrated the marriages of Victoria Rhea & Barnaby Faux (’00), Janine Layton & Andrew Jacobs (’01) and Marcus Peel & Suzy Hope (’01).
Pat & Colin Gage celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary (’99) and Golden Wedding Anniversaries were celebrated by Dick & Miriam Baker (’99) and Bernard & Kath Rayner (’01). Dorothy Little celebrated her 80th birthday.

1940 - 1978, 2 albums, containing 139 images.
During the war years, Adjutant & Mrs John Vowles were the Corps Officers. Many of the Corps children were evacuated during this period.
After the war, Major & Mrs William Deacon were Corps Officers between 1944-1946, with Major & Mrs Tom Watts joining us for a brief period during 1946.
The ‘Torchbearers’ were formed in 1945 and the Songsters celebrated their Silver Anniversary in 1947. We also see the Corps involvement in Flood Relief work in 1953.
In 1958 the Salvation Army became affiliated to the Baden Powell Scouting Movement.
In 1965 we see the debut of the ‘Pilgrims’ Rhythm Group. Also in 1965, the Band are presented with new instruments and with new uniforms in 1970.
The Corps also celebrated the Royal Silver Jubilee in 1977.
We finish the year with pictures of the Band’s travels to Germany and Holland.

1887 - 1939, 2 albums, containing 55 images.
During this period we have the first pictures of the Corps taken from 1887. Also featured is the first picture of the Band on the march in 1888 with new instruments being supplied in 1914.
There are also pictures of the Walton High Street Hall and latterly with the new Mercy Seat being installed in 1923. After overcoming objections we see pictures of the start of the popular beach meetings in 1909.
The Corps was depleted during the 1914-18 War and there are pictures of the celebrations after the declaration of peace.
The funeral of the Corps Officer, Adjutant Alfred Hoy is also shown.
We conclude with pictures of the visit by the International Staff Band.


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