Peter Freeman was a member of the cadet band where he was taught to play the cornet. The band was started by Arthur Alden who ran the undertakers at Tarpots. Several of the band members played with other groups, Stan Wheeler turned professional and later played at the Shakspeare Theatre in Stratford on Avon. Peter Wright played in a jazz band but this was not approved of and he was asked to leave the Salvation Army band. Peter Freeman played with several bands, one of which played at Tarpots Hall providing the music for dances, he later turned semi professional.
2nd Battalion Essex Regiment Cadet Force Band 1942
How this led to a semi professional music career.
How the band was started, the types of instruments he played, and how this led to becoming a member of various bands that sometimes played for dances at Tarpots Hall.
Manoeuvres on Boyce Hill Golf Club, ack ack battery on the Golf Club grounds.