Morpeth Town Band from around 1893.
Morpeth Town Band from around 1893.

MORPETH’S thriving musical groups are nothing new for the town, as this old picture reveals.

It shows the Morpeth Town Band and is believed to have been taken around 1893.

It was brought to us by Morpeth resident Philip Jackson, who found it among his father’s possessions.

Until coming across the photograph, Mr Jackson had no idea that his grandfather George Lionel Jackson was in the band, but the millwright and engineer can be seen in the front row, second from the right.