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This page is part of an archive of historical details from existing or defunct brass band websites. This is being maintained to provide a record of this information in the event of a band folding, its website disappearing or other loss of the historical record. Where possible, and appropriate, the information cached will be updated from time to time - and any corrections or updates are welcome.



Llay Welfare Band

In the early days Llay Band was connected with Llay Main Colliery and was a very successful band. In 1966 the colliery was closed which meant a loss of a great many jobs leading to many players having to leave the area and thus the band. In 1967 the band had to be disbanded and all the instruments and equipment were given to the newly formed Point of Ayr band. In the 1970's Gresford band found themselves homeless when the N.U.M office in Wrexham was closed. They were offered practice facilities at the Miners Institute in Llay. The offer was accepted and Llay Welfare band was reborn. Most of the present committee joined in 1993.