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On Friday, 1 November, 1985, Andrew Lusted interviewed George Quick at the Laundry Flat, which he called Laundry Cottage, Glynde Place, where he had lived for 25 years. George had been born in Chard, Somerset, in December 1916. He and his brother Reg moved to Moor Lane, Ringmer, with their father in 1925, and he attended Ringmer School.

George joined the Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band in about 1929 and, in about 1933 or 1934 joined the Glyndolian Dance Band. The band had been started a few years earlier by Harold Turner, also a member of the Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band. George:-

"I came in in about 1933 or 4 I suppose. Harold Turner, he was the leader of the band, he was the bloke who made the band. That's something I would like you to put down. He was a great man as regards all this type of thing. He had a lot of influence over all this band business. Anyway, he was the one who thought the idea up. They started off with about four of 'em, I think. When I came to it, a year or two later, see, they'd lost their drummer and he [Harold] came to me, he said do you thin you can do something here. We had a [drum] set there and I used to do something on it.He said you can come with us, so that's what happened. I took over from Eric Flagg - he lived down there where Miss Fuller lives now [3 Malthouse Cottages], he lived there. Dagnell was the name of his father, he was chauffeur up here [Glynde Place].

"Well, he went off and I came in and it had built up to... Well, there was Harold and Eric Higham, Grace Coles - when she got married she became Mrs Breeds - she was from Lewes, and then there was Reg Soames and myself".

Andrew Lusted: "What did they play? You on the drums..."

George: "Yes, I did a bit of trumpet if they wanted and Harold was the violinist and accordion. Eric, he played the sax and the banjo; Grace, she was a pianist you see, and Reg was a pianist and an accordionist."

The band was described in local newspaper reports as, variously, the Glyndolians, the Glyndolian Four, the Glyndolian Five and the Glyndolians Dance Band. Below are a few of the press reports of events they entertained at.

Glyndolian Dance Band press cutting 1

14 Jun 1935

Glyndolian Dance Band press cutting 2

9 Aug 1935

Glyndolian Dance Band press cutting 3

14 Feb 1936

Glyndolian Dance Band press cutting 4

17 Apr 1936

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