2014 saw the 90th birthday of James Williams.  To mark the occasion the band organised a celebratory meal at which a number of guests were invited to attend of send messages. The photos below record many of those guests who were able to attend. A fuller report of the event is in the news archive section for 2014.

  • James cuts the cake

  • Bandmaster Corry introduces the guests

  • Ray Steadman-Allen speaks

  • Malcolm Hynd reads a message from Phil Wilson

  • James and Richard talk cornets

  • General Shaw and Commissioner Birgitte Clifton

  • James with Ray and Joy Steadman-Allen

  • James and Verena

  • Keith Hutchinson and Richard Martin reunited

  • Peter Wise in deep conversation with Maurice Patterson

  • James with Helen Parker