Westerham Town Band in living memory 1 - 1912

On Easter Saturday the writer walked from Bromley to Westerham, and in the evening saw the Town Band. He remarked “…I think it was their first appearance in the open air this year, and which I could hear quite plainly from such a distance as the old Brickyard in the London Road. The manner in which they rendered Handel’s ‘Largo’ was really splendid, and would have put to shame many a London band;   I, as a Londoner, must confess Westerham ought to be very proud of her Band…”

He continued “…The Wolfe statue recently erected is a most inspiring one, and placed in an admirable position.   I happened to see the unveiling by Lord Roberts reproduced on the cinematograph in London and even on the screen the ceremony appeared to be a very imposing one.   As for beautiful walks, I have travelled through various parts of England, and in very remote places, but I can confidently assert that for exquisite scenery Westerham holds the palm, and after staying in your beautiful village one cannot help exclaiming, very reverently, on returning to London, ‘If Heaven is a village then it is very much like Dear Old Westerham!’ …”

(signed) A. Bertram Curtis.

No Comments

Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this page!

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *