To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the formation of Besses Boys' Band, the organisation is putting together an exhibition, which will feature images, memorabilia, trophies and regalia that until now have been hidden away for decades.
Formed in 1943, Besses Boys' Band was created as a feeder band to the senior Besses o' th' Barn Band, which this year celebrates its 200th anniversary.
Over the 75 years the band has enjoyed worldwide success performing in competitions and concerts, including winning the National Youth Championships of Great Britain and making both European and Australian tours.
Former members of the band have also gone on to enjoy successful careers with the likes of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Halle Orchestras, as well as the professional British Army bands of the Irish, Welsh and Coldstream Guards.
Band spokesperson Bradley Hirst told 4BR: "The band is proud to be celebrating its 75th birthday.
Our rich heritage and successes are a result of our member's commitment and to all who have supported the band, and donated their time to this great organisation over the years.
The exhibition will be a perfect way to celebrate that history, while inspiring many more years of music making to come."
The exhibition will be a perfect way to celebrate that history, while inspiring many more years of music making to comeBand spokesperson Bradley Hirst
The exhibition will be on display at the commemorative gala concert at the Victoria Halls in Bolton, on October 13th.
Former players and supporters are encouraged to get in touch if they wish to lend or contribute items to the display.