Printed pamphlet, entitled 'Confessions of a Pioneer', by Rev J. W. Graves, founder of the Dagenham Girl Pipers, 1956
Printed pamphlet, entitled 'Confessions of a Pioneer', written by Rev J. W. Graves (1956), concerning his involvement in the founding of the female pipe band, known as the Dagenham Girl Pipers in 1930.
Reverend Joseph Waddington Graves, was born in 1881 at Deal in Kent. His father was a chemist and druggist, the young Joseph also worked in a chemist’s shop before emigrating to Canada in 1906. He later became a clergyman, and served as an Army Padre with the Canadian forces during the First World War (1914-1918). He went on to found the female bagpipe marching band, known as the Dagenham Girl Pipers in 1930.
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