Scanned History


Here is a list of various documents that have been scanned and are available to view or download in PDF format. Just click on the links to access them.

A number of my PDF articles and books are available for download on the Historical Research page.

  General items
  • Mr. Pubprop
  • London & Home Counties Amateur Bands Association - Rules - 1920
  • The Military Band (Musical Booklets No. 8)

    Magazine and journal issues
  • Bandsman, Songster & Local Officer - Volume 5 (243), 25 November 1911
  • Besson's Brass Band Budget - Number 34, October 1909
  • British Bandsman & Contest Field - Volume 15 (3), 22 March 1902
  • British Bandsman & Contest Field - Volume 17 (154), 11 February 1905
  • British Bandsman & Contest Field - Volume 18 (177), 22 July 1905
  • Canadian Bandsman & Musician - Volume 6 (7), October 1917
  • J.W. Pepper's Musical Times and Band Journal - Volume 17 (205)
  • Musical Progress - Volume 1 (14), July 1879
  • Percussion Magazine - Number 3, 1935
  • York's Musical Journal - Volume 11 (1), 1898
  • Musical Mail - Volume 11 (11), April 1916
  • Musical Progress & Mail - Volume 12 (6), September 1936

    Brass band histories
  • History of St Hilda's Band - 1928
  • History of St Hilda's Band - 1931
  • History of St Hilda's Band - 1932
  • History of St Hilda's Band - 1935
  • Origin, History and Achievements of the Besses o' th' Barn Band - by Joseph Hampson, 1892
  • Stand Band Rules, 1828

    Contest programmes
  • British Open - 3 September 1888
  • British Open - 4 September 1915
  • British Open - 2 September 1916
  • British Open - 5 September 1921
  • British Open - 4 September 1922
  • British Open - 7 September 1925
  • British Open - 2 September 1935
  • British Open - 5 September 1938
  • British Open - 6 September 1952
  • British Open - 6 September 1958
  • British Open - 10 September 1977
  • National Championships - 21 July 1900
  • National Championships - 27 September 1902
  • National Championships - 26 September 1903
  • National Championships - 1 October 1904
  • National Championships - 30 September 1905
  • National Championships - 1 October 1910
  • National Championships - 30 September 1911
  • National Championships - 28 September 1912

    Concert programmes
  • Leysian Mission Brass Band - 15 November 1919
  • Lincoln Malleable Iron & Steel Works Brass Band - 17 June 1895
  • Robin Hood Rifles Band - 7 September 1894
  • Sousa and his Band - Souvenir Programme 1923-24
  • Swindon Town Band - 22 September 1886

    Instrument catalogues
  • Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory - 1869
  • Fiske Instruments Catalogue - 1861
  • Henry Distin Manufacturing Co.'s Catalogue - 1883
  • Henry Distin Manufacturing Co.'s Catalogue - 1907
  • Instruments of the Band [York Band Company]

    Music journals, sheet music catalogues, & tutorials
  • Cornet Band Journal Catalogue - 1958
  • Dodworth's Brass Band School - 1853
  • F. Richardson's Cornet Brass Band Music Catalogue - February 1929
  • Wright & Round's Liverpool Brass Band Journal - 1934