- Christopher Oliver asks. Does anyone remember the Len Fryer Harmonica Band or the
Gosport Harmonica Instrumentalists. My Grandad Val Habens
was in both and would love a photo of either. The Len Fryer group were around before the war and won a compitition at the Portsmouth Assembly Rooms and had a cup awarded by the Hohner harmonica company and they played at Clarence Pier so perhaps there would be posters with them on. The Gosport Harmonica group rehearsed in the drill hall near Haslar Bridge and the Church Hall in Avenue Road and they played at various Army Navy and Airforce camps around Hampshire.Names connected Fred Diaper,may have lived at Joseph Street, A girl singer
Pat Grindley who lived in Foster Road, Joey Gomes who ran Clarence Square Old Boys Concert Party, Alf Sheppard, Rose Murphy who sang "Alice Blue Gown" and Mr Mrs. Cresdie
who had a comedy song act.The Gosport Instrumentalists would finish with "Danny Boy".