Hammonds Saltaire Band On The Coast This Weekend



By Andrew Liddle, Features Writer in The Yorkshire Times.


Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre closes its door soon, for two months, to begin a major refurbishment.

There could be no more rousing a way to sign off than with the annual visit of the multi-prize-winning Hammonds Saltaire Band, to give two performances, at 7.30 pm on Saturday 6th and at 3.00 pm on Sunday, 7th January.
This band have had many name-changes over their long history, but the one constant has been the extremely high quality of their music. Founded in 1855 as the Saltaire Band by the West Riding mill-town’s owner and benefactor, Sir Titus Salt, to provide entertainment for his workers, it later became associated with Hammonds Sauce Works, under the leadership of the legendary Geoffrey Whitham.


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