Brass band and chips mark St George’s Day in Shadwell

PUBLISHED: 17:29 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:29 24 April 2013

Lola Smith and Vera Cummings with brass band members Val Bates and Mike Hurst

Lola Smith and Vera Cummings with brass band members Val Bates and Mike Hurst


St George’s Day was marked with free fish and chips all round at a party yesterday.

Around 100 residents and guests enjoyed a concert from a brass band whose members travelled down from Bolton for the occasion, and tucked into a traditional English lunch served up courtesy of their housing association.

Tower Hamlets Community Housing (THCH) organised the patriotic event at the Tarling East Community Centre in Martha Street, Shadwell.

The band came recommended form Lancashire-based housing association Bolton at Home, which has close relations with THCH.

It was their first performance in front of a live audience since they formed just over a year ago.

THCH’s community housing officer Shamim Hossain said: “The band were great considering the relatively short time they have been together and we hope all who came along had a great time.”

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