Talent competition at the British Legion headquarters

Talent competition at the British Legion headquarters

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Date Photo Taken 30th November 1956
Area Morden
Copyright 1 Croydon Times
Picture Reference MerMor_​Events_​R_​Z_​73-2
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Notes / History The British Legion played a significant role in the fabric of many people’s lives. The ‘Legion’ was often a hub for community activity, and a place where all British people could go to socialise.
This young three-piece skiffle combo consists of a guitar, an improvised ‘Tea chest’ bass, and a washboard.
Skiffle groups were hugely popular in the UK during the 1950s. They used improvised instruments and took their inspiration from the African-American ‘jug’ bands of the 1920s. Skiffle was the forerunner to Rock ‘n’ Roll.

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