YOU’RE never too young to start blowing your own trumpet – or trombone.
During a break in the music at a fete in 1973, four-year-old Julian Lashmore borrowed the instrument from a Salvation Army bandsman to see what notes he could play.
The fete was held on the playing field at St Nicolas School, Abingdon, and raised £100 towards the £50,000 cost of building a new Salvation Army citadel in the town.
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Memory Lane this week
2:42pm Monday 4th May 2015
You published a picture from Mike Siggery of the BMC Service Casuals’ football team in the 1960s (Memory Lane, February 9).
2:40pm Monday 4th May 2015
I wrote to you after my mother was pictured among pupils at Donnington School in Oxford.
2:39pm Monday 4th May 2015
Pupils at Marlborough School, Woodstock, were off on their travels.
2:38pm Monday 4th May 2015
Kit Winchester, seven, found two cats quite a handful – or rather an armful – until his sister Ann came to the rescue.