Great Western Railway Paddington Band
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In 1855 outside the Station Masters Cottage, on his Lawn the Band played Christmas Music.


The Band Performed in June 1860 for the Railway Widows and Orphans Fund Fete in Hungerford.


On 1st October 1910 the Great Western Railway and Paddington Borough Prize Silver Band

Took part in the National Brass Band Championships at the Crystal Palace,

Playing Gems of Schubert arranged William Rimmer. Result 8th out of 15 Bands.


In 1923 The Great Western Railway Staff Military Band was Established.

The Great Western Railway was nationalised in 1948 becoming British Railway Western Region

and during the 1990s was privatised to become Network Rail and Great Western Railway.


164 years of Band Music



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