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Sally Army

Posted by Jackie on December 18, 2009

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Of course no UK high street at Christmas time would be complete without the Salvation Army brass band playing carols. With the Indians about 20 yards behind them and bagpipers and all sorts the other side, not to mention the music blasting out of various shops, they had quite a bit of competition. But for me, this is one of the sights and sounds of Christmas and I was really glad to see them there. They do a lot of work with the homeless throughout the country, and these sessions playing carols outside the shops at Christmas are used to try and raise a bit of money for this work.

4 Responses to “Sally Army”

  1. Great photo of a great tradition of doing great work and playing great Christmas music! Great! Now if everyone would just throw a few pounds in the RED bucket!

  2. Ain’t Christmas ’till you’ve heard the Sally Army band.

    @Leif I don’t know how they will fare in the economic downturn, but they have always been given good support in previous years.

  3. marley said

    It must be Christmas! Where do they perform the rest of the year?! Its one of thise unanswerable questions. They appear in town centres all over the country at this time of year, but where are they the rest if the time?!

  4. Katya said

    Wow….now that I think on it, don’t think I’ve heard a Salvation Army band in years!!!! Just the ringing of the bells. And ringing. And ringing! The Salvation Army has such a stellar reputation with helping those in need all over the world. It would be sad if they suffered….

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