CELEBRATING: Barnard Castle Youth Band, who won trophies in 1997
CELEBRATING: Barnard Castle Youth Band, who won trophies in 1997

A dip into the Mercury’s photo archives this week unearthed a couple of musical memories from yesteryear – one from the 1980s and the other from a decade later.

From July 1997, pictured are members of the Barnard Castle Youth Band who won two trophies at the Teesdale Brass Band Contest. 

The second picture, meanwhile, is more of a mystery. The photo contains no details of the musicians, other than to say the picture was taken at the 1988 brass band competition. 

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We’re always happy to hear more about our archive photos. If you can identify the band below, or members of either group, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Call 01833 637140 or email editor@teesdalemercury.co.uk