Last updated - Thursday November 25, 2021
Cyril Wroe
12th July 1932 - 24th Nov 2021
 
Photograph taken on 25th June 2002 - FB
 
24/11/21 - News has been relayed to me from his friend and neighbour, that Cyril Wroe, well known past band leader & musician, passed away this morning at the age of 89. Cyril led the Festival Jazzmen on the Fylde Coast for many years, and led a band that we visited regularly at Uncle Tom's cabin when this site first started. We have been friends with Cyril & Nora Wroe since the 90's, and although Cyril had been undergoing dialysis treatment for some time, his death comes as a big shock. I spoke to him just a few weeks ago when he rang to offer me the loan of a CD that he had put together featuring some of the great names of British jazz that not only played with his band but stayed with them overnight. I remember that Cyril was a salesmen selling pressure vessels when I first knew him, and he never missed an opportunity to visit Nat Gonella whenever he was in the area of Gosport. He was a member of the Royal Engineers Association and invited us to one of their events on a couple of occasions.  - Fred Burnett
 

The Festival Jazzmen


Photo - Danny Riley, 7th April 2003

 

 

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