Anniversary of great win

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Thiry years after Conquest Alliance stole the show at the Drum Corps UK Championships in Wolverhampton, more than 200 former bandsmen will gather to relive those glory days.

Formed in 1985 by the amalgamation of Brighouse Royal British Legion and the Northern Skyriders (formerly Brighouse St John Ambulance Corps Band), Conquest Alliance drew its 120-plus members from actoss Calderdale and as far away as Warrington and Nottingham. Members enjoyed reunions in 2006 and 2011. This year’s event, at Brighouse Sports and Social Club on Saturday (Nov 12, 7pm) is set to be the biggest and most evocative yet. Co-organiser Robin Barraclough says the 30th anniversary has revived some powerful memories.

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