Denaby Main Notes.- South Africa – Drum & Fife Band

August 1902

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 15 August 1902

Denaby Main Notes.

Sergeant ┬áT. Brough, who has been in South Africa during the recent war, written to a relative at Denaby. He says that all the reservists have not left his company (“D” Company). K.0.Y.L.1. and until they have returned he cannot hope to leave for home, though he longs to once more see dear old England.

Sergeant Brough was formerly employed at the Denaby Main Colliery, and previous to going to South Africa saw active service in the Punjab, and different parts of India, and for discipline and velour has twice been promoted in the Transvaal war.

His home-coming is eagerly anticipated by a large circle of friends, and he is certain to receive a hearty welcome when he does return.

The Denabv Drum and Fife Band took part in the Hospital Sunday demonstration at Bolton-on- Dearne last Sunday and, I hear, performed with credit.

They have done exceedingly well since the band was formed, and appear to have a bright future before them

In a recent Brass Band contest the adjudicator :rho is regarded as one of the finest musical judges in England, spoke in high terms of the abilities and tone of the Denaby cornet player, Mr. T. Haigh