Rockingham ARCHIVE

Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery 1850

(Our founding year)

Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery 1850

(Our founding year)

Rockingham Band has a vast history which covers over 165 years of mining, steel and music making. From its original days as Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery Band and the Rockingham Osbourne Steel Band, to today as the Rockingham Band, The archives show masses of history to be pondered and admired. 

 

Here we have collected some of that history for you to enjoy just as we have done.

 

We believe that to fully understand where you are going, you must first understand where you have been!

Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery 1948

The trombone section accompanied by a member of the cornet section.

from left to right:

Unknown (cornet), Unknown (Trom), Colin Stewart (Trom), Unknown (Trom)

Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery Disaster 

1914

11 Killed & 4 Injured

Walter Bailey (19), George Bailey (52), John Fearnley (23), William Fisher (32), Harold Gardiner (40), Henry Littlewood (27), Joeseph Siddal (18), Fredrick Walker (20), Oscar Wood (24), John Wordsworth (24), John Fisher (40)

Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery 

Senior Trophy Champions

1954

Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery 

Grand Shield Champions

1958

Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery 

Grand Shield Champions

1963

Wharncliffe Silkstone Colliery 

Post 1970

Kieth Taylor (front, 2nd from right) still plays with the band today!