Coombe is a hamlet two miles north of Camborne in the valley of the Red River
1896: “A wag, who very much prizes Camborne’s popular Volunteer band, wishes us to state that the little fife-and-drum band of Coombe, Pengegon, when at practice the other night, so frightened a cat that it ran up a chimney and has not been seen since. The mice, too, he adds, so felt the discordant notes that they went hurry-scurry from the place. Never mind, Pengegon lads, practice and persevere: you are very welcome in almost all places, and, like Brea boys, you may by degrees and, one by one, made members of the Camborne D.C.L.I. band ; for the old must pass away the same as other people and somebody must take their places.(9 July 1896 – Cornishman)
Compiled by Tony Mansell (Bardh Kernow)
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