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The start of the First World War

The assassination of an archduke took place on the 28th of June and just over a month later most of Europe was plunged into war, a war that had consequences and a destructive capacity that no one...

Crofton B Band Fundraising

Crofton B Band playing ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ whilst fundraising for Belgium. Just 2 rehearsals left before we go!

WBB – Day 4 – Evening

After the excitement of the concert, the band were able to enjoy a short time sightseeing in Spa. Some took the funicular train up to the Thermes to enjoy a wonderful view of Spa, take the waters...

WBB – Day 4 – Concert in Spa

The brewery tour had been great, but we were running a little late and there was a real danger we were going to be late. The sense of panic increased when we had to find an alternative route due to a...

WBB – Day 3 – Morning – Boat Trip on River Maas

Morning dawned misty and refreshingly cool. After the fun of yesterday’s concert in Aachen, the band travelled to Maastricht ahead of their second concert. The coach made good time and everyone...

WBB – Day 3 – Concert in Maastricht

Wadhurst Brass Band members were relieved to find they were playing in a different square to the Worcestershire Jazz Band. The Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk Square – a leafy quadrangle bounded by...

WBB – Day 3 – Evening in Valkenburg

After the concert we piled back on to the coach and travelled to Valkenburg for a traditional Dutch meal of soup and pancakes. It was a very warm evening and our restaurant booking had placed the...

The Games : A Catalyst for Change?

When I first visited Glasgow back in the 1990s I couldn’t help but draw parallels with my home city of Liverpool. I was amazed by the similarities. Everywhere you looked there were signs that the...

WBB – Day 4 – Spa – Morning

Another fresh and misty morning and we travelled to the Brasserie de Bellavaux near Spa. Tony, our coach driver, was brilliant negotiating the narrow lanes and hair pin bends to get us there and the...

Rayburn Sports Tours Donates Sports Kit to School

It’s fair to say that the promised summer of sport has not disappointed so far! Rory McIlroy’s imperious display of golf at The Open, Novak Djockovic once again celebrating the Wimbledon title at...

Crofton B Band Final Fundraiser

With a little bit of help with the conducting and cornet playing from our new friend the blue bear we played all afternoon in Wakefield to conclude our fundraising events. It was an enjoyable day and...

Day 2 – late morning

The day continued and everyone went off to the centre of Aachen to enjoy the sights and sample the local restaurants before returning to the hotel to prepare for the concert. Conversations on the...