Risdon’s Steel Orchestra

Risdon’s Steel Orchestra, a steel pan band, at St. Maarten Carnival, 1976.

Photo by John van Sluis.

Norman Wathey:
Risdon was Porkchop from town and Pott Steelers was Chester York (I think) from Middle Region nevertheless there was a beautiful rivalry between the two. The only way for the steel bands to move forward was to push the frame. I remember pushing Risdon Steel band for Jouvert as a teenager.