FIVE MINUTES WITH: Blaenavon Town Band chairwoman, Lucinda Gough.

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1.If you had to be stuck in a lift with someone, who would it be and why?

Vera Lynn, I absolutely love songs from the wartime era so we could have a good sing along together!!

2 What is your biggest fear?

Disappointing those closest to me.

3. Do you have any superstitions?

I’m always saluting magpies, there seem to be quite a lot around my house so I am constantly wishing them good morning or evening and giving them a salute!

4.If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Louie Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World. I love this song. It was played at my late grandfather or as I called him Bampa’s funeral as it was one of his favourites. It always brings back wonderful memories of him whenever I hear it.

5. What is the most expensive thing you've bought, not including property?

My car, a Fiat 500, I absolutely love it!

6. What is the best piece of advice you've been given.

My Bampa was a big inspiration to me and often had many words of wisdom “ You get more by licking than barking” is one that particularly sticks with me.

7. What is your indulgence?

I have a few…. Port, Cheese and brass bands.

8.What item could you not live without?

My cornet. Playing a musical instrument since the age of 7 has brought so many wonderful opportunities to me. My grandparents bought my current cornet around 15 years ago I would be very lost without it.

9.If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

My dodgy back- other than that I’m pretty content with life!

10. Where are you next going on holiday?

My partner and I have just come back from a wonderful holiday to Tunisia but we are planning a few trips in the UK over the next few months with our new puppy Ralph.

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