Blowing up the High Street

Celebrating 130 years of the Heathfield Band, this social history charts its founding and growth in the Sussex town of Heathfield.

The book explores the story of a rural community band in a fresh and engaging way, with chapters for each decade, detailed thematic essays, short biographies, stories and poems, and a rich selection of rare photographs.

A must-read for all local history enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in the amateur brass band scene. With foreword by Philip Harper, musical director of the world-famous Cory Band.

400 pages. £12 plus p&p.

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