(1931 to 2012)
Alford Silver Band was greatly saddened by the death of it’s long-standing President, Tom Porter on 21st February.
Tom was a greatly respected citizen of Alford and was involved with many organisations in the town, one of which was the Band.
Although not a musician himself, Tom was a great supporter of the band who took his role as President most seriously. He was always there when we performed concerts in the town, often acting as compere, a role which he did with a great deal of wit and humour. He was active in keeping up to date with band news and was a real friend to all of the members, both young and old.
The Band was represented at Tom’s funeral on 6th March by several members.
A substantial part of the collection taken at the funeral service was gifted by Tom’s family to the band in Tom’s memory, which will be used to provide a fitting memorial in his honour.
Tom was a well respected Gentleman in the true sense of the word who will be greatly missed and remembered with fondness.