Skiffle was the Maddiston sound

The GF Boys from the Maddiston Salvation Army Sunday School in action circa 1960s
The GF Boys from the Maddiston Salvation Army Sunday School in action circa 1960s

Maddiston and Rumford historian David Leask fondly remembers the days he used to play with a local skiffle band.

The picture above of the GF Boys, made up of members of the Salvation Army Sunday School, was taken in the old Salvation Army hall in Maddiston.

David said: “We performed at Bellahouston Park on the same stage as the Joy Strings, who were very popular in the 1960s, and well I remember being hauled off stage by the scruff of the neck, much to the amusement of the audience, when the Joy Strings decided to do an encore.

“All I knew was we were on after them - no one said anything about encores!”

Pictured, from left, are unknown (tea chest), unknown (bongo), Richard McCarthy (washboard), Duncan Leask (accordian) and David Leask (tea chest).