Distant drums

PUBLISHED: 12:22 20 July 2006 | UPDATED: 11:53 04 May 2010

FOR me one of the highlights of Wicken Fete was Wicken Coronation Band. The fete is a good, honest village affair and, being a community effort, the band chips in with its own excellent contribution. Here in Soham, being a bigger place, we have a more amb

FOR me one of the highlights of Wicken Fete was Wicken Coronation Band. The fete is a good, honest village affair and, being a community effort, the band chips in with its own excellent contribution. Here in Soham, being a bigger place, we have a more ambitious event in the carnival. We also have our own band, which is more than capable of holding its own with the best. Unfortunately, apart from a token presence for our French partners, the Comrades Band wasn't in evidence at its home town's big day.

Thirty band members did manage to go over to Andrézirux-Bouthéon on the first of the month, though, for a concert. It's a long way to go to hear your local band when they could come to us, isn't it?

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