History

Mousehole Lights 1984

In 1984 BBC TV’s ‘Blue Peter’ did a report on the Mouselight Lights switch on. It features the band playing (at about 6 minute 20 seconds if you wish to jump straight to the good bit).

How old is our bass drum?

Our bass drum, Basil, has been around a while but no-one has known exactly how old he is. Until now. The 1976 Band Week Programme (below) reveals the purchase of a new bass drum. Basil is ageing better than some other 36 year old players in the band! You can become a friend of Basil […]

1986 Band Week Programme

Ever wondered who was playing what in 1986? Well, for your entertainment and education here is the 1986 Band Week Programme.

1986 Band Photograph

The official band photo from 1986. Do you have any photographs of the band from the past?

St. Just Cricket Club, 1992

Another of our videos from the summer of 1992. While not the main focus of this particular video Pendeen Band can be seen playing at a “fun run” event at St. Just Cricket Club. Do you have any videos or photos of the band? We would love to see them!

Tin Mine Parade in Redruth, 1986

In 1986 the Tin Crisis was causing the impending closure of the local Tin Mines, including Geevor Tin Mine where the band had it’s bandroom. A parade was held in Redruth to raise awareness of the problems and support the Mines. The Parade included the mass bands of Pendeen, Redruth and Camborne (I think?). Do […]

Centenary Dinner, 1992

Another look back at one of the videos from 1992, the bands Centenary Dinner at The Commercial Hotel in St. Just. It’s another good opportunity to see the height of 90’s fashion, it’s very similar to watching an episode of Miami Vice.

Sounding Out The Band

A look at the bands history with this article that was originally published in 1989. LOCAL BANDS ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF COMMUNITY LIFE IN CORNWALL FIRMLY BASED ON AMATEUR ENTHUSIASM AND A GREAT CORNISH TALENT FOR MAKING MUSIC. THERE ARE SOME FAMOUS NAMES AMONGST THE 45 BANDS IN THE CORNISH BAND ASSOCIATION, YET NO […]

Band Photograph, 1984

In 1984 the band won cups at Penzance and Truro contests playing the piece “A Winters Tale”. The prize winning band and the cups can be seen in this photo. We are now dusting the piece off for the SWBBA Championships this November.

Cheese and Wine in 1992

The annual Band Week starts this Sunday, so this is the ideal time to take another look back to the Band Week of 1992. A good night out in the early 90’s involved cocktail sticks poked through cheese, picked onions and pineapple along with a glass or two of Blue Nun. Ladies and gentlemen, we […]