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Allan Bathurst's dance band
Entertainment in Rushden & during the Second World War

Allan Bathurst card
Allan Bathurst card

Allan R F Bathurst was born in 1918. He wore a calliper on his leg, so was unable to go into WWII, but served by taking his music to entertain the local servicemen at various camps and also in the local dance halls.

He started a dance band trio in 1940 and he played the piano, George Bayes was on the trumpet and Arthur Griggs on the drums. Later they formed a quartet with Arch Tompkins on Saxophone.

the band c1950

Allan Bathurst Band

Allan on the piano, Ken Cotton of Irchester, fiddle, Bert Adams, of Newton Bromswold, drums and Freddie Clark, of Rushden, trumpet


Radio Station card Allan Bathurst
A Radio Station card issued to Allan Bathurst.
He would broadcast from Sartoris Road.
Allan operating his radio.


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