Salvation Army Songsters 1950


By R & S Blythe

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Salvation Army Songsters 1950' page

Mansfield Salvation Army Songster Brigade (Choir)

In the old Hall in Belvedere Street circa 1950 

Back Row left to right:

Alf Pearce; Bill Bartram; Jim Taylor; Albert Parker; Arnold Baggaley; Pete Randall;

Jack Jepson; Barry Parker; Gledson Wood

Middle Row left to right:

Dolly Storey; ? Raper; Margaret Jarvis; Mrs Gibson; Nellie Taylor; Beattie Jarvis; Josh Barden; Hilda Blythe; Priscilla Jinks; Renee Jarvis; Mrs Arkley; Vera Barden. 

Front Row left to right:

Joyce Bartram; Rita Evans; Phoebe Parker; Joyce Baggaley; Mrs Major Ewing; Brian Taylor; Major Ewing; Sylvia Hollingworth; Joan Moody; Elsie Pearce; Mabel Robins. 

(Apologies for any names misspelt)

This page was added on 09/09/2014.
Comments about this page

Names & faces flooding back. Dear Auntie Pheobe & Uncle Albert Parker. My Dad of course & next to him Barry Parker who I still speak to from time to time. Pete Randall my fellow 1t baritone in the band, sadly no longer with us. Rita Evans & on and on. Can't understand why my Grandma Jepson is not there.

By Michael Jepson
On 01/03/2016

In the late 50s I worked with Colin Ogden,[trombonist] whose father was the conductor, they lived on Rooth St. I attended a few of the concerts when the SA staff bands came to Mansfield, always a good turnout.

By Tom Shead
On 02/03/2016

At 78 years old curiosity got the better of me and I found your website. I first heard Mansfield S A Band and Songsters when I was a a few months old. The Pearces were adopted Uncle and Auntie. I was so pleased to see "Uncle" Alf Pearce in photo 8 second from right with the tenor horn and able to pick him out on the 1950 Songster photo with Aunt Elsie. She was also the Corps Cadet Guardian. They had 2 daughters, Maureen and Jennifer. The former was a bit older than me. And in my very early teens I had a "pash" for Maureen . The last time I saw them was in about 1965 at their home at 38 Bancroft Lane.

I remember Mansfield Band well - marching from the Market place With Tom Attiwell leading after the flag and officers. and of course the Sousaphones - good looking but not as hearty as BBb and EEb tubas.

By Martyn Humphreys
On 29/11/2017