Sound clip of 1980 Barney's Tune
After finding themselves in a finacial low in the late 1960's Syd Dytham appealed to the ladies supporters group for help. These took the fundraising matters off their hands and left them to concentrate on performing.

Massed Band Concerts took place and the ladies committee started to organize the well liked and remembered Old Time Dances and Sequence Dances. With this and the numerous jumble sales, bazaars and raffles ticket sales the band soon found themselves back on their feet with their funds. New instruments were acquired, some with the help of the council, and repairs could be undertaken again.

Boy of the year section was won by Alan Bruce in 1972 and Robert Wills won the first section and received the Aston Martin challenge cup. Caroline Lack won the John Lawrence cup.

Under Roy Lack the band took part in a contest on Radio Oxford in 1973, organized by the radio station. Their opponents were Marsh Gibbon. New uniforms were shown off at the Wolverton Carnival in September (see bottom photo). A Thank You concert was given by the Band at the Radcliffe School.

Having been rivals for many years the Wolverton Town Band and New Bradwell Silver Band gave a Massed Band concert at the College of Further Education in Wolverton in 1974.

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Robert Wills and Ted Briggs, Armistice Day
in Stony Stratford, c.1974
Wolverton Town Band at the Carnival,
Wolverton, 8. September 1973