Shirley retires after 31 Years

It was a sad day for the Dover adult services team last week as one of its longest serving members retired after 31 years. Shirley Carr, 60, from Capel-Le-Ferne stepped down from her post as care manager to spend more time with her husband Micheal. In her time with the team Mrs Carr was responsible for assessing clients” needs, including planning and providing day and respite-care and the meals-on-wheels service.Mrs Carr was presented with flowers, an engraved carriage clock and £100 to give to a charity of her choice. She said: ‘I have really enjoyed my work and will miss all my clients and colleagues.’Team leader Jenny Olpin said: ‘Shirley has been a joy to work with. Her clients and colleagues will miss her smiling face and sparkling eyes.’Mrs Carr began her career with KCC doing clerical work, and later trained as a welfare assistant.In her retirement Mrs Carr said she aims to spend more time on her hobbies, including singing with the Dover Choral Society and playing in the Snowdown Brass Band. She also hopes to spend more time time walking with the Capel ramblers.

Band Records First CD.

The band recorded their first CD this weekend which will be on sale very soon. The Band would like to send a LARGE thank you to the following people for lending their talents to the band and aiding in the recording: Paul – Eb Bass Sue – 2nd Trombone and Percussion David – Solo Trombone Alan – Bb Bass The Band would also like to thank our very own Suzie for arranging for the DCF’s Hall (Deal Christian Fellowship) as the venue for the recording. Finally a big thanks to Andy Horne of Deal Swerve Digital for recording the CD.

SCWB Website Goes Live

A dedicated website for the Snowdown Colliery Welfare Brass Band has now been developed by Ritchie Fraser. The Band formally had a collection of pages as part of Ritchie’s personal website at (No longer available). These pages have been split and developed solely for the Band into a site dedicated to the Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band.

Conductor, Micheal Brimson, Leaves Band

The conductor of Snowdown Colliery Welfare Band, Micheal Brimson, resigned yesterday after three years in the position. The band thank him for his time and efforts to improve the band, and wish him all the best in his new endeavours. Unfortunately, this means that the band, is again looking for a new conductor. Anyone who is interested should contact the Chairman or the Band Secretary (See the About > Contacts page)