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Offline Louise Chehdan

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Looking for a band my mums uncle was in
« on: Thursday 17 August 17 09:14 BST (UK) »
Hello I don't know if anyone can help. My mum has told me of her uncle Leslie Stanley Jelfs Who was in a band called "The Gaucho Seranaders" As he was from East Ham I don't know if they played there or if they travelled. At a rough guess this would have been on the late 1920's - 1930's.
Thanks to anyone who can help.
I've added a picture of his younger days.
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Re: Looking for a band my mums uncle was in
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 17 August 17 09:40 BST (UK) »
There is an old 78 rpm record Fox River Valley / Indian Love by Pete Cantos and the Gaucho Serenaders (note the spelling) but it appears to be American.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Looking for a band my mums uncle was in
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 17 August 17 11:35 BST (UK) »
There's a mention in the Chelmsford Chronicle, 3 February 1939:

Dagenham - The choral and dramatic sections of the S E Essex Technical College held an enjoyable dance at the College on Saturday. Messrs. Terry McConnell and Jack Thurlow were M.C.'s, and the music was by the Gaucho Serenaders.
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Re: Looking for a band my mums uncle was in
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 17 August 17 19:35 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much.
 Dagenham was a place that Leslie lived. I'm really happy to have just this snippet of information. It sounds daft but I love to know a bit about my family's every day lives.
Kind regards Louise
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« Reply #4 on: Friday 18 August 17 08:26 BST (UK) »
It sounds daft but I love to know a bit about my family's every day lives.


Not daft, it is why we are all doing our family history.  It is easy to get the certificates and census but a bonus to get newspaper cuttings.

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« Reply #5 on: Friday 18 August 17 12:21 BST (UK) »
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Re: Looking for a band my mums uncle was in
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 04 February 18 15:29 GMT (UK) »
Hello I don't know if anyone can help. My mum has told me of her uncle Leslie Stanley Jelfs Who was in a band called "The Gaucho Seranaders" As he was from East Ham I don't know if they played there or if they travelled. At a rough guess this would have been on the late 1920's - 1930's.
Thanks to anyone who can help.
I've added a picture of his younger days.

Hi... Just found your search for Leslie Stanley Jelfs, who was my dad... I have the same photograph as the one posted by you on this site along with others of my dad. He unfortunately passed away some 44 years ago shortly after my Mother, Elsie Jelfs.

I still have dads violin to this day.

Just been looking through the few photos that I have of him and have found a picture of dad and his brother, your mums uncle, when they lived in East Ham, London. They were aged about 6 or 7

Hope this helps

Lesley Sellwood

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Re: Looking for a band my mums uncle was in
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 04 February 18 15:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi Lesley and welcome to Rootschat...how lovely that you should make a family connection on Rootschat  :D
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Re: Looking for a band my mums uncle was in
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 04 February 18 15:56 GMT (UK) »
Hello Lesley
How great to hear from you. I was on the phone to mum (who is your cousin) when your e mail came through, I told her and she was very excited. It would be great to see any photos of Leslie and of course his family, I also have photos of his parents Elizabeth and George and have managed to get quite a long way back with Elizabeth's family tree. Since beginning my research I have contact with May's daughter Ivy and her family and Frank's family.
Hoping to hear from you again
Kind regards Louise
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