By the early 70s the orchestra had been befriended by the landlord of The Green Man pub in Trumpington, Charles Shadwell. He had been the BBC Variety Orchestra Conductor between 1936 and 1948, and he donated his music library to the orchestra in early 1972, which consisted of around 1,500 scores. Charles Shadwell had also agreed to become the orchestra’s new President. By this time Norma Ellis had become the Leader. For a subscription fee of 6 guineas per annum, the orchestra became a corporate member of The Light Music Society. Not long after, Arthur Anton, another BBC Conductor, sold the orchestra his orchestral library for a nominal sum.