Our guest 4 th section band for the 16 th February area preview event have gained a brilliant second placing today at the Brass at the Guild contest Preston
Congratulations to Rode Hall Silver Band
Come and hear this fantastic group on the 16 th February
The funeral of Phil Edworthy has been booked for Friday 18th January from 1.30pm - 2.30pm at Longton Elim Church, Carlisle Street, Dresden, Longton, Stoke on Trent, ST3 4EN, followed by a short service at
Leek Road Milton Stoke-on-Trent
Afterwards refreshments will be provided at Florence Sports & Social Club, Lightwood Road, Longton, Stoke on Trent, ST3 4JS
Anyone not attending the Crematorium service is welcome to go direct to the venue
On behalf of Phils family and all of us at band thank you for you understanding and support over the last few weeks
We look forward to giving Phil a full bandsman send off!
TCTC Group Band
The bands sponsor TCTC Group have commissioned a new trophy in Memory of Phil Edworthy.
It’s very fitting that it will be awarded to the Bandsperson of the year each year from now on, Phil was the last recipient of our current trophy which will be retired after his funeral next Friday 18th with Phil’s name being the last to be added to its long list of award winning special bandsmen.
Many thanks for the new trophy must go to TCTC Group Directors Kerri and Ewan Campbell
Phil Edworthy’s funeral will be held on Friday 18th January from 1.30pm - 2.30pm at Longton Elim church, Carlisle Street, Dresden, Longton, Stoke on Trent, ST3 4EN, followed by a service at the Carmountside Crematorium, ST2 7AB, a venue is to be confirmed on the day for refreshments after the Crematorium service.
Please share this post so that Phil’s friends can be made aware well in advance.
We would like to say thank you for all your support this year especially over the last week to all the band’s FB followers. Today a canvas picture of the band taken by Atlantic Brass Bands Joe Sino at Ruskin Community High School ( John Ruskin ) has arrived for the band room - brilliant photo Joe thanks.
Happy New Year all.
Happy Christmas to all of our followers and supporters. Thanks for all of your kind words of support over the last couple of days, it means a lot to both the band and Strim’s family. Enjoy time with family and friends. We’ll all be raising a glass to our pal Strimmer throughout the day. Love to all xxx
We are very sorry and sad to announce that Phil Edworthy (Strimmer) passed away this morning following a very short illness. Phil has been with the band for 28 years, sitting in various seats, but most recently on 2nd baritone. Strimmer was a gent, a perfect bandsman and a legend in our band. It’ll take a long time for us to get over this one. Our thoughts go out to Phil’s family. Rest in peace Strim you’ll always have a place in the band and will never be forgotten. X