Eastern Evening News, 5th October 2010
Gt. Yarmouth Mercury, 8th October 2010
North Norfolk News, 14th October 2010
Demobbed from the Navy in 1946
- after serving during the Second World War - Tom Feek and Gerald Thirst
returned to their love of performing music in the Stalham Brass Band. Gerald
played Euphonium and led the band as Director of Music for over 50 years. Tom
played Cornet - and in later years Bass - in the band for nearly 30 years
It was the wish of both families that Gerald and Tomís time with the band be celebrated in a permanent form.
A few years further on, with family donations and just over £1000 of fundraising by the band, that wish has come to fruition.
A new set of banners for the band has finally arrived and been presented by Mrs Yvonne Thirst and Mrs Beryl Feek, the widows of Gerald and Tom. Each banner is embroidered on the front with the crown of the Queenís Jubilee Award - that the band holds - and on the playerís side with a dedication to the two men.
Banner presentation: Stalham Brass Bandís Director of
Music, Tim Thirst with [left] Mrs Beryl Feek and [right] Mrs Yvonne Thirst
Some of the Stalham Band, 1950. Back row centre: Gerald
Thirst. Front row left: Tom Feek