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John Harwood

 

 

At least three generations of the Harwood family worked as carpenters in Great Yarmouth throughout the 19th century. John Harwood, b.1802 had a son, grandson and great grandson each baptised John George. The first three of these generations lived and worked in The Rows, a network of exceptionally narrow streets, built within the medieval town walls. Although these streets contained some wealthy merchantís houses, by the 19th century they were largely inhabited by small craft workshops where people lived and worked in the same premises. From the census returns it looks as if the family moved around a bit within the Rows, which had been given numbers instead of names in 1804.

With the three generations all being carpenters, itís hard to pin down when the dulcimer would have been made, but it probably dates from between 1840 and 1890.

More details about the Rows in Great Yarmouth can be found here:

                                                                                      http://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/things-to-do/the-rows.aspx

 Dulcimer made by John Harward (bought on ebay by John Howson)

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Dimensions of this dulcimer

 

Photo descriptions & sources

a. John Harwood's dulcimer front (John Howson)

b. John Harwood's dulcimer back (JH)

c. John Harwood's dulcimer front (JH)

d. John Harwood's dulcimer corner (JH)

e. John Harwood's dulcimer bridges (JH)

f.  John Harwood's dulcimer sound hole  (JH)

g. John Harwood's dulcimer front edge (JH)

h. John Harwood's dulcimer stand (JH)

i. John Harwood's dulcimer side edge (JH)

j. John Harwood's dulcimer case  (JH)

 

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