by Harry Hopewell (baritone)
It was a lover and his lass. ...Morley
Harry Hopewell was singing for the BBC regularly in 2ZY days-when Manchester was a broadcasting ' station ' and not the headquarters of the North Region-and his rousing baritone songs remain popular with listeners. Once, when he had finished ' The Two Grenadiers '-which is in his recital this evening-an old man among the audience in the studio called out: 'Eh, laad! That fair warms th' cockles o' mi heart!'. He is a Nottingham man, originally destined for the lace trade, but clearly cut out from the start for a singing career.
Conductor, F. Mortimer
Foden's is probably the most famous brass band in the world-and there is no ' probably ' about it if you ask after the band in Sandbach, the Cheshire town near Elworth, the village in which the motor works is situated. The bandsmen are idols in that part of the world. As for the band, it has won top places at Crystal Palace and Belle Vue time after time ; has played before Royalty; has toured abroad ; and maintains such a high standard that concert bookings are often seasons ahead.
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