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Harry Mogg (1860-1929) - Disbanding

Mogg’s funeral procession, Weston-super-Mare, 1929

(Courtesy of North Somerset Local Studies Collection)

 

Mogg’s funeral procession, Weston-super-Mare, 1929

(Courtesy of North Somerset Local Studies Collection)

 

Reginald Rossiter, cornet player and later a conductor, Mogg’s Military Band, with his son Cecil Rossiter, euphonium player, c. 1930

(Courtesy of North Somerset Local Studies Collection)

 

Harry Mogg led Mogg’s Military Prize Band at recruitment events and fundraising concerts

 

Disbanding

Harry continued to lead Mogg’s Band after the war ended. In 1929 his health began to fail and he had to retire from his role as conductor. He had conducted the Band for 42 years.

To celebrate his years with the band the Town presented him with an illuminated address-album and a cheque for nearly £200.

Harry died on 7 September 1929. He was 69 years old. He is buried in the Milton Road Cemetery. Mogg’s Band continued after his death but eventually disbanded in 1953. They had been finding it difficult to recruit new members as many young men were forced to leave Weston to find work elsewhere.

 

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Published 2 years ago by Amal Khreisheh

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