History

History

Within this section can be found an outline of the extraordinarily rich history of the famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band. These archive pages range from the founding of the band in 1917, through war years, the extraordinary musical explorations of the 1970s under Elgar Howarth, the tragic times of the closure of Grimethorpe Colliery in 1992, the "Brassed Off" years right up to present day.

Grimethorpe are always delighted to receive additional information about our illustrious organisation. If you have any information not included here that you would like to submit; photographs of the band you would like to send us or any items of memorabilia for our archives, please contact us here