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Remembrance 2010

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Mansfield Town Centre and the Parade of Remembrance is waiting for the words of command to take the long journey back up hill from St.Peters Church to the Civic Centre.

The day itself was probably the warmest and most certainly the driest that I ever remember. The turnout was fantastic from the crowds. the band and the parade. I chose this picture just to show the number of people that turned out to parade. In the front is Piper Alex Smith and yes the Police transit is at the back, a long way back. Thank you to every one whom turned up to Honour the fallen.

There is a theme to my blogs and that is that I was again proud to be the Pipe Major of this band. We played well despite the chill wind and new tunes but we still maintained the tunes and had some great starts and finishes. The band size was great with 5 drummers and 13 Pipers.

Now the thank you notes. Piper Alex Smith  for carrying the standard and very smart he was to. Piper Sam Wynn for again playing the Bass drum and doing a sterling job. Colin McAlpine for looking smart, Pipe Sergeant Tony Varley for  an excellent rendition of the lament (sorry you missed the cup of Tea) and every other member of the band for attending and putting the effort in to making us look and sound great.

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  1. Dave Brunton

    This is the reason after 24 years i still crave and what to do this for the hero's of all the wars that have been witnessed by us all as piper Gullen has already said " long may it continue"

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  2. s.gullen

    Proud of the band and pleased to be able to take part in the parade long may it continue

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  3. Richard Galloway

    Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all you, Bagpipe blowing,thistle chewing caber tossing,sporran crunching divas who in the fullness of time will be blessed with small mercies : ie Gift wrapped gracenotes,wizard doublings and dazzling throws. Lang may yer lum reek. Pipe Major's Pet.!!!

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  4. Art

    Hello, I have been looking for your website in order to say thank you for the excellent piping during your march to and from the Civic Centre. What a fantastic effort you all made with your uniforms too. There's nothing that stirs the soul more than to hear and see the pipes and drums. It was also noted that you all genuinely looked pleased to be there. Our thanks again.

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  5. Colin

    What a great parade !!! I was proud to be part of this spectacle. The band looked fabulous and were in great spirits throughout. The weather was more than kind to us as were the public that lined the streets taking loads of photos and filming the parade on their phones.

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