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Pride Valley Brass

Formed in 1884, the band is one of the oldest in the area and was originally called the Lord Londonderry's Volunteer Temperance Band. Brass Band players are notorious for liking the odd pint and so it was obvious the temperance tag wouldn't last. Therefore in 1905, the band became the Silksworth Colliery Band, a name they carried proudly for over 80 years.

When the colliery closed, Vaux Brewery became the band's first ever sponsor, with the band renamed as the "Vaux Samson Band". This was not to last, however, as Vaux itself closed in 1999.

Today, the band is proud to be sposored by Pride Valley Foods and adopt the new title of "Pride Valley Brass"