The Knights of old return from Sixties

THE BARRON KNIGHTS: set to perform at the Pavilion Gardens in March. Photo contributed.
THE BARRON KNIGHTS: set to perform at the Pavilion Gardens in March. Photo contributed.
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A BAND with a stellar reputation for musical comedy is to perform at Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens on Friday, March 16 – for the first time since 1963!

Back in the Swinging Sixties, The Barron Knights supported The Beatles on their first UK theatre tour.

Now, the world-famous, hit-making masters of mirth are back by popular demand to support the civic charities of High Peak Mayor David Lomax.

The headliners will top the bill at a Charity Dinner in aid of High Peak’s Mountain Rescue Teams and Buxton Opportunity Club, which helps pre-school children with special needs by paying the fees of an extra key worker enabling one-to-one support in nurseries.

Cllr Lomax said: “I’m confident that High Peak folk will turn out in force for an evening of great food and five-star entertainment that will raise money for two most deserving causes.”

The event starts at 7.30pm and tickets, priced £45, are available from Julie Fawkes at Buxton Town Hall on 0845 129 7777 ext. 2016 or by e-mailing Julie.fawkes@highpeak.gov.uk.

With the dinner expected to sell out before the end of February, would-be revellers are urged to contact Julie as soon as possible.

Formed in 1960, The Barron Knights have visited Buxton Opera House regularly over the years but have not played the Pavilion Gardens since touring with the Fab Four in September 1963.

The band’s many other claims to fame include touring with The Rolling Stones in 1964, releasing a string of hit singles and playing to large, sell-out audiences worldwide.

Gents attending the glittering fundraiser are asked to wear dinner jackets or lounge suits.