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The Graham Highlanders / City of Liverpool Pipe Band 1972-1989
 
A band now defunct which ran from the early seventies to the mid eighties and had a very memorable and eventful history. All the material here has been donated by Andrew Graham, now Pipe Major of Prestonpans Pipe Band. Clicking on some of these pictures will open a full-size view in a new window.

Taken in 1974 on the Bootle reservoir, this was taken for the Liverpool Echo and Daily Post, the original copy is torn and tatty and measures 1 inch by 2 inch. The reservoir was our outdoor practice place and pipes and drums regularly could be heard there.

Taken at the Cowal Highland Games 1984 prior to the band marching to the games.
Left to right: (Back row) Kenny Whittaker, Andrew Graham, John Sangster, Sean Gardener, Joe Aspinall,
(front row) Pip, Harry Walsh, Gordon Graham, Les Hancock, Tommy Graham.
This was Andrew's last appearance with the band.


The first ever public performance of the band taken at Walton Church fete, possibly in 1972.
David Graham, John Rothwell, Tom Graham, Anne Shacklady, Peggy Graham, Ian Graham, Richard Graham,


Taken at the World Pipe Band Championships, Stirling, possibly in 1974. Andrew's first appearance with the band. From left to right: John Rothwell, Carol Rothwell, Andrew Graham, Ian Graham, Richard Graham, Janet Graham, David Graham, Peggy Graham, Gordon Graham, Tom Graham.

Gourock Highland Games July 26th 1975, a passing piper told us to smile. This line up consisted of all one family, mother, father, sons and daughters. The band had a successful day winning 1st Grade four and 2nd in Grade three.
Left to right: Peggy Graham, Richard Graham, Gordon Graham, Ian Graham, Christene Graham, David Graham, Andrew Graham, Janet Graham, Tom Graham.


Tom Graham, Harry Walsh, Andy Graham.

Andy Graham, Harry Walsh, Les Hancock.
 
A piper and his family, Joe Aspinall, emigrated to South Africa some of the band turned out to play them away from Lime Street Station, 13th November 1984.


Possibly Shotts Highland Games 1979 just before the band competed and won.
Duncan Hawley, Tom Graham, Duncan Hawley, Peggy Graham, Janet Graham, Andy Graham.


The family band, 6th September 1975, possibly Shotts Highland Games.
Tom Graham, Gordon Graham, Andrew Graham, Peggy Graham, Richard Graham, Janet Graham, Christene Graham, Ian Graham, David Graham.


December, possibly 1974, Arnott Street Primary School.
The band would send pipers and drummers to entertain local schools at Christmas.
Peggy Graham, Richard Graham, Andrew Graham, Janet Graham, Ian Graham, Gordon Graham, Tom Graham.


The band consisted at this time of members of one family. Photo taken at the practice hut about 1975.
Tom Graham, RIchard Graham, Gordon Graham, Ian Graham, Janet Graham, David Graham, Andrew Graham, Christene Graham, Peggy Graham


Mrs Graham, ie. Peggy Graham, aged 17. The pipes in the picture are still being played by her grandson Andrew.

Andrew Graham, the present Pipe Major of the Prestonpans Pipe Band
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