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Tie or die...(Well not quite)

Sovereign Brass needs its neck wear back...



Sovereign Brass is making a very specific appeal to get an important part of their uniform back in time for the 2013 contest season.


A plea has gone out for the return of Sovereign ties—with former players in particular asked to check their wardrobes to see if they have one hanging forlornly on a rack looking for a proper home.

If you do, Sovereign Brass would be very grateful to receive them back as they are an essential part of their uniform!

Any help to get them back off anyone would be appreciated, especially as I don’t think they would fetch much on e-bay!Fiona Rolfe

Return anonymously

All ties can be sent anonymously to: Fiona Rolfe, 4 Brookfield, Loggerheads, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4RW

Fiona told 4BR: "Could anyone who has one of our ties please return them, as we do need a full set for the forthcoming season.

We have been very generous is handing them out to players in the past in the hope they would be returned, but it seems we are running short. Any help to get them back off anyone would be appreciated, especially as I don’t think they would fetch much on e-bay!"


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Swiss flag

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John Ward

Conductor, Adjudicator