Printed pamphlet, entitled 'Confessions of a Pioneer', by Rev J. W. Graves, founder of the Dagenham Girl Pipers, 1956

Object number

BD7/2

Date

1956

Extent

1 envelope

Level

FILE

Description

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.

History

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.

Conditions governing access

Open to research.

Conditions governing reproduction

At the discretion of the Borough Archivist.

Physical description

Bound leaflet, placed in an envelope.

Condition

Notes

Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Assistant Archivist in accordance with ISAD(G).

Belongs to:

« The Dagenham Girl Pipers Collection

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Date1956