Santa Claus Parade, 1960


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Creator:
Heather Potvin, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Slides
Description:
Colour slide of the Whitby Brass Band marching on Euclid Street during the Whitby Santa Claus Parade. Children can be seen walking beside the band.
Notes:
The Whitby Santa Clause parade in 1960.

Efforts to put together a Whitby Brass Band were started in 1863 and attempts were made to secure public funding. In June 1863, town council decided that it was not advisable "to appropriate any money for the purpose of organizing a band in this town." (Whitby Chronicle, June 4, 1863). This did not deter the band members. In August they openly solicited funds from townspeople and on October 27 of the following year the Whitby Brass Band was advertising for business in the Whitby Chronicle. On May 31, 1866, an article in the Whitby Chronicle claims that the band was officially recognized for its contribution to the community. During the First World War, the band became associated with the 34th Regiment. By 1915, the band had dropped out of sight. By the 1920s, the band had regrouped and was now known as the "Whitby Citizens' Band". The band continues to operate to this day in Whitby. (Information for this entry was found in "Brass Roots: Whitby Brass Band Then and Now" by Jacky Bramma (2002).
Date of Original:
December 1960
Dimensions:
Width: 2 in
Height: 2 in
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Potvin, Heather
Corporate Name(s):
Town of Whitby
Local identifier:
A2019_008_002C
Collection:
Whitby Online Historic Images Collection
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8799014597219 Longitude: -78.9473968440246
Copyright Statement:
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Date:
1960
Copyright Holder:
Heather Potvin
Recommended Citation:
Santa Claus Parade, 1960, Heather Potvin. Whitby Archives A2019_008_002C.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from a colour slide.
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Santa Claus Parade, 1960


Colour slide of the Whitby Brass Band marching on Euclid Street during the Whitby Santa Claus Parade. Children can be seen walking beside the band.