Refurbished bandstand is concert venue for Soham band

PUBLISHED: 12:05 10 August 2015 | UPDATED: 12:05 10 August 2015

Soham bandstand

Soham bandstand

Archant

Soham Comrades Brass Band will be playing at the town’s Cherry Tree pub on Fordham Road from 7pm on Sunday (August 16).

This will be the first concert under the new regime at the Cherry Tree and the first in the refurbished bandstand, painted by the band with paint that was funded by the town council.

The tradition of brass band concerts on a Sunday evening was started many years ago by the then landlord “Podge” Loomis and carried on by many of his successors, notably the Theobolds, Ann and Greg.

After a year’s break while the new management settled in, it is hoped that the concerts will again be a regular feature. The attached picture is of the bandstand in its previous, sorry state.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ely Standard. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ely Standard