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H Breeden


Harrogate Herald - 17th January 1917

H Breeden, acknowledging the Xmas parcel from Mr Ogden and friends, says : 

Please pardon the liberty I am taking in writing to you, but I have just received a parcel, and as I have no idea who the kind donor is, I though you might happen to know. It is really a splendid parcel, and I hope the person who sent it will accept my warmest thanks. The many kindnesses I have received from friends during the last few months make me more than ever resolved to do my bit to the best of my ability. As conductor of the Harrogate Borough Band, I am proud of the part the lads are plying in this war. Some of them have died in France, some have been wounded, and one lad, who was very ear to us all (Harry Holmes), is missing. With such examples before us, I am sure the rest of us will uphold the honour of the old band, whatever par we may be called upon to play. I feel I cannot close this letter without a word of thanks for what you have done, and are doing, for the Harrogate Boys. Your cheery letters in he Herald are like a tonic to us when we are feeling a bit "fed up". I will now close with the hope that the time is not far distant when we shall be back in Harrogate playing for the peace rejoicings.