Chatteris Town Band birthday

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LONG-standing Chatteris Town Band holds it annual concert on June 30 at the Cromwell Community College in the town.

It will be a special concert this year as the band celebrates its 130th anniversary.

Although this is the official date, there is evidence to suggest the band could be even older - 192 years in fact as a booklet in Chatteris Museum shows a band described as Chatteris Town Band playing on a barge for ice skaters in the 1820s.

But using the official date of 1882, the band has been existence all that time without a break.

This history means the annual concert will be a special birthday performance.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and a raffle will also be held.