You are standing outside Fairfield Church Hall, practice room of the Fairfield Brass Band.
Fairfield Brass Band was one of four brass bands around Buxton. During and after World War 2, all four bands were struggling for members, despite many remaining behind to undertake the grueling task of quarrying massive quantities of lime for steel production in the war effort and the consequent rebuilding of Britain. Two of the bands were disbanded and their members went to strengthen Burbage and Fairfield brass bands.
Please click below to hear cornet player Charles Kitchen’s memories of a Christmas afternoon.