Tom Tunney, Thornley Band 1946

British Bandsman. This photograph was taken in a photographer’s studio in Durham on Durham Big Meeting Day 1946, just a couple of months after my father’s demob from the Army in May of that year. To read this part of his story click here. This was arguably the smartest of the many uniform designs worn by Thornley Colliery Silver Prize Band in the the 70-odd years of its existence.