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image for Music - Bands item typeGresley Colliery Band at Loughborough Town Hall

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Music - Bands

Gresley Colliery Brass Band

Gresley Colliery Brass Band

Contact

Event organiser

01283 260194

Address

Market Place,
Loughborough,
Leicestershire,
LE11 3EB

Details

Gresley Colliery Band are a hard working and ambitious 1st Section Brass Band based in the very heart of the Midlands. We provide entertaining concerts both in our local community and around the country and rely entirely on income from engagements, donations, fund raising, and the enthusiasm of our members for our survival
The origins of the band are unclear although it is believed to have been formed from mineworkers around 1850. The first recorded mention of the band was in 1857 in the Burton Weekly News where the band was reported to have played at the Newhall Horticultural Exhibition.

Since then the band has undergone several name changes including:- Gresley Colliery Band, Gresley Colliery Silver Prize Band, Gresley Ambulance Band, Church Gresley Colliery Band (1941), South Derbyshire Miners’ Welfare Band (1968 to 1980s), Gresley Old Hall Brass Band (to 2006); then following the AGM of 2006 it was decided to change the name back to its original Gresley Colliery Band. This was felt to be a suitable tribute to the band’s mining roots and was the inspiration for our 2006 CD release, Heritage.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Opening details

October 22nd 2016

Prices

Please book tickets on website and enter your details.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SK 536195  Lat: 52.77109 Long: -1.20642

Loughborough Town Hall is situated within the pedestrianised area of Loughborough town centre, with a multi storey car park just a short walk away.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 km from Loughborough station