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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.



Penston Brass Band

Penston Brass Band got its name from the village of Penston on its foundation on 6 April 1842. The band was formed from the 300+ inhabitants of the mining communities which flourished when coal was the leading industry in the Macmerry/Penston area.Naturally, most of the founder members were miners. Though Penston village has dwindled from a thriving village to a cluster of farm cottages, the band is probably as strong and as 'weel kent' as ever.