Chris Barratt,s last rehearsal (24/11/14) with the Farnworth and Walkden band before he leaves for his new home in down south. What a character, what a player, what a guy one of the best. He will be missed by all. Good luck to him and his wife Dianne on their move to be nearer to family. Bolton's loss Somerset's gain. Come up north to visit us soon.

Bill Walker
Chris played his last concert with us at St Peter and Pauls Eccles after almost 60 years with the band. A finer friend you just couldn't have; an Officer (of the band) and a gentleman and completely irreplaceable. BUT we've badgered him into a promised to come back for Whit Friday.