• Kernow Pipes & Drums, Premier Pipe & Drum marching band in Cornwall
  • Kernow Pipes & Drums, Premier Pipe & Drum marching band in Cornwall
  • Kernow Pipes & Drums, Premier Pipe & Drum marching band in Cornwall
  • Kernow Pipes & Drums, Premier Pipe & Drum marching band in Cornwall
  • Kernow Pipes & Drums, Premier Pipe & Drum marching band in Cornwall
  • Kernow Pipes & Drums, Premier Pipe & Drum marching band in Cornwall

Fred Statham

Fred Statham, tenor drummer with Kernow Pipes & Drums

I have always done something musical from quite young. I played the drum in the army cadets band and then the bugle in the merchant navy training school. My late brother and I formed a group. Later, after travelling to South Africa and the Persion Gulf, I returned to Lincoln to my girlfriend Jennifer and we got married a year later. We have three sons and one daughter and five grand children and two great grand children. 

I was in the TA and TAVR  for about fifteen yrs and before we came to Cornwall, I was in the RAF auxillary regiment for about three years. When we came to work in Cornwall I joined the Marazion Apollo choir and was in that for about sixteen years, also at Cape Cornwall coastwatch for about ten.

When I was told about the Kernow Pipes and Drums I was happy to join the band. They are a wonderful bunch and help is always at hand if needed. I am honoured to be a part of it.