Rainworth Royals Jazz Band

These photos are from the Chad collection held at the Museum.

They include some general photos of the band and also some of them leaving for the World Championships, in 1979.

Does anyone have information about the band in general or about the World Championships in particular?  Where were they held and how did the band do?

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  • I found this page on google today when I was looking for a photograph to show my mum, Hilda Keane and Marlene Brailsford, both of whom are in a care home in Rainworth. Although I couldn’t see mum, I was thrilled to see my dad who died in 2003.
    I was living in South Africa so missed this part of my parents’ life.

    By Sheila Stacey (30/12/2023)
  • Was fantastic times in the Royals. Can remember going to world championships at Alexander Palace in London, I think South Shields ( but not sure about that) and Porthcawl in Wales.
    I remember Cliff Gammond who started the band and us doing a guard of honour at his funeral. Its a pity there aren’t a lot of photos.

    By Karen (10/06/2022)
  • OMG [oh my goodness] me in black and white I must be old, I’m on banner on the left as you look at it.

    By Julie Thompson (16/07/2012)
  • Hi Liz, I was in the band when it first started up. We all had great times we went to the championships. One at Hendon London and one in Porthcall in Wales. I am 48yrs old. If you want more info please get in touch.

    By carole norman (26/11/2011)
  • Hi Liz, This is a complete blast from the past!! I was one of the original members of the band way back, when my Grandad, Clifford Gammond started it all off! I still have my Sash’s all with 1st medals sewn on them. I also remember helping to lay down and roll flat the practice ground that we used, as well as travelling to Alexandra Palace for the Championships! We were quite a large Band, and had some 144 reserve members!!! I am now 40yrs old, and still have fond memories, of those days, and meeting all the other Jazz Bands and their members. If you want any more information, let me know.

    By Mandy Jackson (Calladine) (16/08/2011)
  • Hi Liz! I am so chuffed to have stumbled onto this site. I was the Mascot for the Rainworth Royals in 1983/84. I am now 34 years old and have just last week found my sash which is so heavy with all the medals I won. Most of them are 1st. I would love to hear more about the band – please feel free to contact me! Kind regards Rhonda

    By Rhonda Jack (Roy) (12/01/2011)

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