The Band held their Annual Christmas Dinner and Presentation evening at the Royal Oak Public House, Cornsay Colliery, Durham. Tim Pearson wins the first ever Most Improved Player Of The Year Trophy, which is sponsored by Alan Beaumont the Band's Percussionist, the award was co-sponsored this year by Williams Music, Metro Centre. Awards were also made to Ralph Bell for 5 years continuous service, John Carr for 15 years service and Michael Evans for 25 years service. Lucy Bramwell received her farewell gift from the band, Lucy left the Band in September to continue her studies in college. An award was also made to our long established treasurer, Margaret O'Connolly.
Brian Beaumont signs for the Band on Percussion.