TWO Victorian drums are to be returned to Longwood Sing's committee.
But it may be several years yet before the pair can be used to accompany singers at the historical community event.
The drums are pictured with (from left) Longwood Pathfinders Sarah Stewart, Kirstie Hunsley, Shelley Elson, Zoe Bottomley, Jessica Bottomley, Willow Gareis and Abby Tuffs and 9back) Lee Marsden and Angela Hinchliffe of Central Lodge, formerly part of the Huddersfield Hotel complex.
The Sing, which celebrates its 131st year on September 12 this year, used to have its own orchestra. But for the last few years Golcar Brass Band has accompanied the event.
Chairman of the Sing committee Mr Roger Womersley said a number of years ago the drums were given to the Huddersfield Hotel to be used for display.
But when brothers Johnny and Joe Marsden sold the Hotel they were keen the drums should be returned to their rightful owners.
The drums are to be cleaned and displayed in the Longwood Parish Rooms at the tea following the Sing.
Professional advice is then to be sought by the committee to see whether the drums can be fully restored and played at future Sings.