Harriseahead Jazz Band circa 1935
Courtesy Mary Robertson

Mary Bibby (later Baskeyfield, far right) was born at Stadmoreslow near Harriseahead, and was a member of the Harriseahead Jazz Band in her early teens. Apparently, the prize-winning band travelled to competitions in Staffordshire, Cheshire and even North Wales.

Mary was daughter too Richard Bibby and his wife Hannah (nee Hancock). Richard died in an accident at the Black Bull works in January 1922 when Mary was a few months old.

Mary Bibby