Timeline

1980 1989

A timeline of news, stories and pictures from 1980 1989.

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Tour of Wilitz, Luxembourg

1988

LP Recording

1 August 1987

The band record an LP under conductor Ian Johnson

Listen to: Men of Harlech

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Silver band marks its centenary

5 July 1987

OXFORD Silver Band celebrates its centenary in 1987 with a concert at Hopcroft’s Holt Hotel, near Steeple Aston.

It was organised to demonstrate the high standard the band had achieved in its 100 years.

When it was formed, it was known as the Headington Prize Silver Band, but changed its name to the City of Oxford Silver Band in 1952.

The 30 players had good cause for celebration – they had just reached the first division of brass band competitions.

Recently retired band secretary Frank Wolff said at the time: "The band have gone from strength to strength and are now among the top bands in the county."

OXFORD MAIL, 1987

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Tour of Bonn, West Germany

1987

A FAMILY BAND

10 May 1982

The Wolff family are featured on the BBC 2 programme A Family Band, presented by Roy Castle

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