Lowestoft Band at Broadlands


Broadlands Care Home is an imposing Edwardian house set in three acres of beautiful grounds leading right onto the waterfront of the Broads. Many of the rooms have outstanding views and there is a choice of comfortable lounges for use by the residents. It was in one of these lounges that one of the Lowestoft PBCC bands gave a rousing musical performance on Saturday 1st February.

Plymouth Brethren Band

Serving Sponge Cake to the residents

Good old favourites such as Cottonfields and Hello Mary Lou had the residents tapping their feet in time, and the canteen staff were spotted singing along enthusiastically! There were several hymns played to which the residents sang along with, and were requesting songs such as The Old Rugged Cross, and How Great Thou Art. They spoke of the attractiveness of seeing young persons singing the hymns and were thrilled that they had spared the time to come and give them a bit of uplift to their daily routine!

Plymouth Brethren - Band

The band in session.

After the music had finished, young brethren girls took round cakes that they’d brought in for the residents, which was devoured eagerly. The residents were glad of the opportunity to chat and ask about the brethren, and their churches, and the young brethren enjoyed the experience, – it was well worth all the practising!

Plymouth Brethren band

Residents listening to the music.

The Care home events manager was really pleased with this event, and invited the PBCC back to perform, possibly outside in the grounds during the summer months which everyone is looking forward to!

Plymouth Brethren Band

Chatting to the residents

Plymouth Brethren Band

The noticeboard in the hallway

Plymouth Brethren Band

Residents singing along to the hymns.


82 thoughts on “Lowestoft Band at Broadlands”

  1. flienfysh says:

    great singing. Congrats and keep up the good work

  2. Nick says:

    This is really good to see – the unselfishness and talent of these young lads is really heartening. The old folk look spellbound!


    Now i want some sponge cake.

  3. john says:

    that mary-lou song is really cool

  4. D DUCK says:

    Great job, plenty of opportunity to practice in multi-cultural homes in Barbados

  5. nice one lads!! rock on 🙂

  6. Hilda says:

    Please can we have some MP3’s – I understand it was stunning! It helps those who are older to be able to be young in spirit to be able to listen to this beautiful delicious music. Do you know if the Lowestoft group does visits to domestic homes? I know many that would appreciate it out here – who doesn’t enjoy a lot of nice, relaxing music from the genuine, kind, selfless Plymouth Brethren Youth?

  7. SBreann says:

    Awesome job!!! Bet the people listening really enjoyed it!!

  8. Roxley says:

    rambler to put the light up next time

  9. Roxley Knappett (Horsham) says:

    good band do more

  10. some1 says:

    Primary Singing
    Is it right that children from the Northampton Primary school sang to a nursing home recently? Could we see some pictures and hear some younger ones sing please?

    1. Hilda says:

      amen – the more the merrier! 😉

    2. froggo says:

      cool i’d love to hear them
      pleeaassee get a recording

    3. bobbie says:

      is it a boy or girl on the drums???????

    4. A45 says:

      Edwyn isn’t generally a girls name!! I know he is rather angelic looking, but thats Norfolk air for you!!

  11. zan77534 says:

    i love mary looo its cool…………………………………..l,l

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