The 1967 photograph of the boys in the band at Hodgson School, Poulton, caught the eye of Cleveleys reader Sue Tandy.
She spotted an old neighbour from Carleton - Ian Whittaker.
In those days she was called Harrison and says that every-one knew her by her “Sunday” name Susan.
Sue says: “Ian was a playmate from my primary school days. We lost touch when we went to different secondary schools but I remember well that he, his father and, I think, older brother used to be a members of Poulton Silver Band and
as far as I know Ian went on to follow a musical career.
“Ian and I went to what was Carleton CE School, now on Bi-spham Road, and I moved to Poulton when I was 10.
“I lived on Poulton Road, Carleton, as did Ian – me on the corner of Gerrards Terrace at number 90 and Ian across the
road in the house next to the Scout Hall.
“When I was little my mum enrolled me as a Gazette Silver Star, the best bit was having your name in the paper during
your birthday week.”
Sue shares two photographs, taken when she was three, dressed as a Silver Star while riding her bike in Carleton Gala.
“The girls in one of the pictures were a little older, but also my friends and that is the Castle Gardens pub behind us.
“On the left is Lynn Cowell, who I believe sadly passed away a few years ago. She lived in Gerrards Terrace. The taller girl is called Jennifer but I can’t re-member her second name. She lived on Breck Road, Poulton at the time.”
Sue admits: “I have no rec-ollection of if there was a fun-fair for Carleton Gala, where the procession went or even
when the gala stopped but my brother, who is 18 years older than me, remembers funfairs being on a field across from the Scout Hall where the bungalows are now.