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Romford Recorder - Nicola & Sheila's 30 years

2014 marked 30 years since Bandmaster Nicola Matthews first joined the band, and Sheila Matthews first started helping the band out, brushing down uniforms, whitening plimsolls and always being on-hand with an emergency safety pin. The band celebrated this achievement by holding a Prom Night for the pair, and honoured Nicola Matthews by renaming the Dedication to Duty trophy, awarded annually, after her. The Romford Recorder interviewed both Nicola and Sheila and the story can be seen below.


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