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Swindon Concert in about 1872
« on: Monday 23 September 19 10:52 BST (UK) »
An obituary in the Halifax Courier on 19 July 1884 states that Mrs. Tilley in her 70th year (i.e. c.1872) sang solos at a concert in Swindon. I have interpreted this as probably being at the Mechanics Institute.
I have been looking for a concert programme which might tell me more about it but have failed in public archives. Does anyone know of a private collection or have some other idea? Thanks for any help. Toby.

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Re: Swindon Concert in about 1872
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 September 19 15:53 BST (UK) »
Was she then Mrs Tilley of Merthyr Tydfil? She and her pupils gave a concert at the Institute in 1874 - a full report appeared in the Swindon Advertiser of 9 November 1874, page 4.
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Re: Swindon Concert in about 1872
« Reply #2 on: Monday 23 September 19 21:44 BST (UK) »
She was indeed ShaunJ. Clearly the date had been rounded for the obituary. I look forward to reading about the concert when next in Swindon. Thank you so much, Toby.


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Re: Swindon Concert in about 1872
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 25 September 19 19:40 BST (UK) »
This when seen confirmed that this was indeed the report. Lots of information about what was played, names of vocalists & instrumentalists. Everything I wanted ShaunJ. Many thanks. T

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Re: Swindon Concert in about 1872
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 25 September 19 23:45 BST (UK) »
Well that's a good result. Glad to be able to help.
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