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Edinburgh City Royal Garrison

Artillery Band

The Band outside George Heriot's School

When might this photo have been taken?

Edinburg City Royal Garrison Artillery Band outside George Heriot's School.  When might this photo have been taken?

©   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Penny Powell, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

 

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   Edinburg City Royal Garrison Artillery Band outside George Heriot's School.  When might this photo have been taken? ©

 

Edinburgh City Royal Garrison

Artillery Band

Thank you to Penny Powell for allowing me to reproduce this photo.

Penny, a descendant of the Laubach family wrote:

The Photo

    Edinburg City Royal Garrison Artillery Band outside George Heriot's School.  When might this photo have been taken? ©

"I am a granddaughter of Wilfred (Fred) Allan Laubach, youngest son of L. Franklin Laubach.

Here is a photo taken in front of George Heriot's School in Edinburgh. There is no date on the photo but written on the back is 'Edinburgh City Royal Garrison Artillery Band'

The message on the back of this photo, written by my grandfather, Wilfred (Fred) Allan Laubach (youngest son of L Franklin Laubach) reads:

'Grandpa Heinrich Conrad Laubach, Bandmaster'.'

Penny Powell, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada:  March 9, 2012

 

Heinrich Conrad Laubach

Thank you to Penny Powell for also sending me a copy of an obituary for Heinrich Conrad Laubach, found in a scrapbook kept by Franklin Laubach's wife, Isabella. 

Here are some extracts from the obituary:

-  Heinrich Conrad Laubach died, age 66 (in which year?)  **

-  He had seen soldier life in the Baden Revolution of 1848.

-  He started the Rhenish Band.

-  He arrived in Edinburgh in 1854.

-  His band was engaged at the Zoological Garden, Edinburgh.

-  He later played at the theatre in Shakespeare Square, Edinburgh.

-  At the start of the Volunteer movement, he was appointed Bandmaster to the Mid-Lothian Rifles and Royal Artillery

-  He was then appointed bandmaster of Q.E.V.R. corps and was present at the Royal Review in 1860.  He held this post until 1887.

-  He taught for over 30 years at Donaldson's John Watsons and the Orphan Hospitals, and for many years at George Heriot's, George Watson's and Daniel Stewart's Hospitals.

Source:  Obituary. Published where and when?

**  Answer:   Heinrich Conrad Laubach died, in 1889.  See Reply 1 below.

 

Reply

1.

Pat Lawback

Thank you to Pat Laubach for writing again.

Pat wrote:

Edinburgh City Royal Garrison

Artillery Band

1864?

    Edinburg City Royal Garrison Artillery Band outside George Heriot's School.  When might this photo have been taken? ©

"I have put a date on this photo of 1864, but it is only my own personal thoughts.  I don't think Richard Laubach is in the photo, as he was born in 1868.

The last entry I have of the family in Edinburgh is 1876.  The family then moved to Newcastle.

I think his father, Wilhelm Christian Laubach, is sitting at the right of the conductor.

I think the conductor is Heinrich Conrad Laubach, known as Conrad. He was appointed bandmaster of the Midlothian Rifles & City Artillery, then bandmaster of the Queen’s Edinburgh Rifle volunteers Brigade until 1887.  He died in 1889."

Band Contest

"In 1864, the City of Edinburgh Rifle Brass Band won 1st Prize at a contest in Glasgow.  Twenty-five bands took part.  This seems to me a good reason for the photo, which might have appeared in the local newspaper.

This is only my opinion, but it would be interesting if someone could verify this."

Patricia Lawback:  March 20, 2012
Pat has done a lot of research into the Laubach family.

 

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