Caricature: Grantham businessman and musician Barrie Tupper

Barrie Tupper
Barrie Tupper
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Music is a life-long love of this week’s caricature subject, more specifically brass bands.

The spotlight is on Barrie Tupper this week, champion euphonium player, businessman and animal lover.

Barrie, 63, owns long-standing Grantham business Bridge End Carpets, in Bridge Street. A family business, Barrie says it has stood the test of time because the team offers a reliable service. It was born in 1974 as a fitting service, opening in Bridge Street in 1981.

Although he loves his work, his real passion is the brass band. Barrie has been principal euphonium player in many bands, most at championship level. Not only that, the talented musician has been a featured soloist on Radio 2 on a number of occasions.

As a brass band member, Barrie has been able to travel to many destinations to perform.

Another interest of his is boating. But wherever his hobbies take him, Barrie always finds time to spend with his beloved pet lurcher, Milo.

Caricature by Terry Shelbourne