Apparently the band did just about manage to survive and continue playing over the years of the Second World War.
Pictured is the band in September 1948. Click on the image to see zoomed in pictures of the right and left half of the band.
First Female Member
It was the late 1940s before the band had its first female member, as pictured below.
At about this time too, evening classes were held for young players, as reported in the following excerpt from a concert programme of that time.
1949 saw the Diamond Jubilee of the band which was celebrated with a concert at the Old Court House in Barnet.