Harry Rutherford's
Festival of Britain Mural

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Home Guard Band


Another great image here sent to us by Harry Smith..  he tell me this photo is of the Home Guard band formed he thinks in 1941 with the 36 Ches. HQ Company. Harry's father is the Sergeant. He was a regular soldier in 1914 and part of the old contemptables. Harry is not sure where it was taken but it was in Hyde. Harry tells me, that at least for a period this band rehearsed in the Cheshire Cheese Market St. Hyde, in an upstairs room as he recalls. Hopefully there's someone who may know one of the individuals. Harry says the Colonel was O.L.Jacks, who was the big boss of Ashton Bros. and lived in the "White House" at the side of Flowery Field church.


I think this was called Flowery Field House. 


Dave Williams said...

It WAS Flowery Field House, Tom. It's shown as such (or rather 'Floweryfield House') on a map on the front of a booklet I've got called 'Flowery Field - A Village and a Way of Life Gone', written by Harry Lever and published by Tameside MB and The University of Manchester Archaeological Unit in 2002. The house was built by Thomas Ashton, the founder of Ashton Brothers, in the early 19th century.

Steve Turner said...

Flowery Field House it was. One of my schoolmates lived there in the early 70s - I remember going to a birthday party there.

Thanks for posting the picture. Brought back a memory or two.