Item Type: Post Card - Bands - West End Minstrels
Full Description: A 1930s photo postcard of "The West End Minstrels" of Morecambe, Lancashire, postally used on 7th June 1938. The five "Minstrels" play Bones, Piano Accordion, Clarinet, Bass drum - and a fine Lachenal Maccann Edeophone Duet concertina, with metal ends, and with neck-strap. The five chaps are all "blacked-up", and the card promises "Performances Daily". It may be that some of the musicians were members of one of the Lancashire Concertina Bands, still surviving around the county in the 1930s.
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum: 126.96.36.199-013
Please email comments or reports of errors to
Created August 2009 by Neil Wayne
Last Modified 07 February 2012 by Neil Wayne, Chris Flint, Wes Williams
This page created Tuesday 14 February 2012.