Photo Hunt October: Majestic Dance Band

Majestic Dance Band.
Winning Entry in the 2008 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt by Merle Conaghan. HWC08-UR-028. CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ

“Jimmy Olin (Leader on saxophone), Lottie Duckworth (pianist), Neill Bamford (drummer), Tom French (double bass) at the Mayfair Lounge, Worcester Street.  This venue had the only white grand piano in Christchurch.  The men dressed in black suits, white shirts and bow ties.  The lady a long dress.  Not many women played in dance bands but Lottie was an excellent pianist.  They played at Balls, 21st birthdays and wedding dances.”

Christchurch City Libraries has been running an annual Photo Hunt in conjunction with the city’s Heritage Week since 2008.  The 2016 Photo Hunt is running again from 1 – 31 October. During the month of October we will be posting a series of images from earlier Photo Hunts.

Enter the 2016 hunt online or at your local library.

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