We were pleased to announce and honoured to have worked with St Giles Church on this fundraising event. Raising much needed funds for the church and continuing our fundraising efforts for our 2018 charities. Elvis in Church was over two days with Andy James bringing the kings music along with backing support from the church’s choir and drama school. We raised £2000 which was divided between St Giles Hospice and our chosen charities – St Giles Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research Uk.
Many thanks to everyone who made this possible!! x
Photos supplied courtesy of George Devereux and below informs where they have been taken and further info.
“Some more old photos of the Salvation Army in action around Willenhall. The first one was taken in Moat street outside the old hall, the little girls in their best dresses are I think the Lacey sisters, the two ladies are my mom Mrs Lillian Devereux and Mrs May Marham. The band were photographed from an upstairs window whilst on the march at an unidentifiable location, possibly Thorne road? The next picture shows the band on parade in Gypsy Lane with the old Josiah Parkes factory in the background. Another photo from a Sunday school outing. St Giles Rd is the location of the next photo, this district around Tyler road was often frequented by the S A band and was affectionately known as “Poverty Nob!” Finally a picture of the band in their prime in the early 1950’s, This was a band full of talented musicians, the bandmaster seated on the front row is William Webster, he was a well known conductor and teacher. On the back row, third from the left I think is Gordon Turner, who later became a Major in the British Army, serving as a musician at the school of music Kneller Hall.”