The band's packed June schedule continued with two engagements on the weekend of 17-18 June. On the Saturday, WSL band played as usual at the parish fete at Shurlock Row cricket ground. This day was the beginning of a spell of very hot, sunny weather, and with temperatures in the 30's, uniform was relaxed, to the extent of ties off as well as jackets. But no further. Cornet ranks were severely depleted, but the heroic trio of Lorraine, Marie and Dave kept going throughout.
At Henley Mill Meadows on Sunday, the bandstand seemed to be the coolest spot in the park. Many of the band turned up early to enjoy a picnic before presenting a full programme to a well populated audience by the river.
Bass trombonist and Henley resident Pete Williams announced early in the year that he intended to retire, and he chose this as his final performance with the band. At 86, Peter is still going strong, and will be keeping up his playing with the Henley Youthful Orchestra. He was presented with a framed photo of the band as a token of our esteem, and we wish him and Barbara all the best for the future.