Snapshot 1900: The Changing Picture of Class
The Brass Band
What social class did these men belong to? What are the clues in the photos?
Using the link to the Bedale Trade Directory ( on the Genuki website - see Related Links below), does the information here give you any further clues to working out which social class they belong to?
The Bedale Brass Band was also linked to the Ancient Order of Foresters. What can you find out about this organisation? What is their role in Bedale at the turn of the 20th Century?
What social class of people are involved in this group? Is this reflected in the membership of the Brass Band? (again, use the Trade Directory on the Genuki website to help you).