The band bade a sad farewell to its former Top Man, Front Row and Sop player Tim Pratt yesterday at Woodlands Crematorium in Scunthorpe. Tim passed at the age of 50 on 4th May 2023, far too soon for a man in his prime.
Constrained by the available space, a small group of band members played “Abide with Me” as mourners entered the room and later, during a moment of reflection, they played “Crimond”. In a Crem packed full of family, friends from banding, and work colleagues, we heard tales of Tim’s life. We listened to memories of the kind, compassionate and outright funny man that we had all become acquainted with over the years. As wry smiles a-plenty filled the room we saw then him on his way to join the big brass band in the sky. “You might have to be bumper up in that company though Tim.”
From all at Hatfield and Askern Colliery Band – Rest in Peace old friend.