Item BCA - 2019.2177 - Letter from Frank Purslow to the Witney Gazette

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BCA - 2019.2177


Letter from Frank Purslow to the Witney Gazette


  • 1970s (Creation)

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one newspaper cutting and one photograph

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Frank Purslow was not only an excellent melodeon player, he taught many local people as well. He also had a wonderful catalogue of music gathered throughout his life. It was shocking to see it all put outside the gate of his house after his death for the bin men to pick up. A little was rescued but the vast majority was thrown away. The letter from Frank shown here was a follow-on from one sent the week before and the text will explain all.

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