Harper, (Edwin Harper Orchestra) Bridlington

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Mark23
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Harper, (Edwin Harper Orchestra) Bridlington

Post by Mark23 » Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:12 am

Has anyone knowledge of Edwin and Ceres HARPER who had dance bands which performed at the Floral Hall Bridlington

One is buried at Sewerby Church

nix
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Post by nix » Sat Nov 13, 2004 7:30 pm

All I know about Eddie Harper relates back to the 1950's when he and his familly lived nextdoor at 200 Queensgate in Bridlington for many years my father was one of his friends and we used to go to the occasional show at the Floral Hall. His daughter Linda was the same age as me ad as kids we got on well as friends.

Mark23
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Post by Mark23 » Wed Nov 17, 2004 7:40 pm

Nix

Good to know someone who personally knew the family

I am related to the HARPERS and have always been interested in Ceres and Edwin.

I did once meet at a Brid event when they were playing but cannot recall the date or why I was there.

I have a copy of one of the adverts taken from a Book on Brid.

Thanks again

Mark

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Post by Pianoman » Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:17 am

By spooky coincidence, only this evening I came across an old wartime souvenir programme for the Spa Royal Hall and Theatre, Bridlington. In the introduction is a photo of Ceres Harper and quite a bit of biography on him. I remember Edwin Harper at the Spa when Reginald King was at the Floral Hall. I used to enter the junior talent competitions at the Floral Hall in the late fifties. And won, twice! They had a rather nice Bluthner concert grand at the floral Hall.
Reginald King had quite an illustrious background, starting off at the Royal Academy of Music.
Any further info on him??

Richard

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Post by Mark23 » Tue Nov 30, 2004 4:41 pm

Thanks Richard
I have sent you an email

Mark

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Post by LPockley » Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:09 pm

Edwins daughter was known as Edwina at school but latterly was known as Jayne and was an accomplished nurse working in York when last I saw her about 7 years ago. She went to Bridlington high school for secondary education .

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Post by Amiguru » Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:31 pm

Hi Mark,
Have you seen the two references on the following websites?

http://www.yorkshiretoday.co.uk/mk4cust ... ionID=3847

http://www.thisisryedale.co.uk/ryedale/ ... k66ZM.html

Hope it is of interest.

Regards,

Neville Sisson
Neville Sisson

Mark23
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Post by Mark23 » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:11 am

Thanks

L Pockley. Would you know if she still lives in the area.

and Neville

Very useful sites and I found the references

I now have a copy of the wartime programme from Richard and we have dated it to 1940

I assume Edwin was the son of Ceres ?

Mark

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Post by DF » Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:18 pm

I have danced to both of these bands, and as far as I know they were Brothers. Edwin died very young.quote:Originally posted by Mark23
Thanks

L Pockley. Would you know if she still lives in the area.

and Neville

Very useful sites and I found the references

I now have a copy of the wartime programme from Richard and we have dated it to 1940

I assume Edwin was the son of Ceres ?

Mark



Mark23
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Post by Mark23 » Sat Dec 18, 2004 11:17 pm

Could their father have been Herbert Harper ?

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