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Norfolk dulcimer players to research

 

 

Jimmy Barton - Norwich

Frank Read remembered Jimmy Barton from the 1930s, when he was probably in his seventies. He lived near the old Bullard’s Brewery in Norwich, near the river and had a leather case with two straps that went over his shoulders, so he carried it upside-down on his back. He wore a trilby hat, and travelled by bus with the dulcimer, and Frank remembers him trudging through the snow with it on his back. He was a ‘speedy player’ and could play for hours, all by ear, songs like ‘Nelly Dear’.

 

 

Chucky Whall  (real name unknown) - Norwich

Known by this nickname because he wore a choker round his neck. Mr Scott remembers him busking in Waterloo Rd, Norwich in the 1920s. He used to set up the dulcimer on a stand outside Knights the bakers and then collected around the shops. The informant thought that he played with two sticks in each hand and that the canes were wrapped round with velvet.

 

One of his sons was Chokey Robertson, a southern lightweight champion boxer. He told the informant that his father had played in the Royal Albert Hall.

 

 

James Ellis - Norwich

Photograph in Stanger's Hall Museum, Norwich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Caston - Forncett St Peter

 

 

Mr Clark - Dickleburgh

 

 

Billy Colk - Little Plumstead

 

 

Harry Dearing - Norwich

 

 

Gerald Dove - East Dereham

 

 

Henry Edwards - Norwich

 

 

Elijah Ely - Wymondham

 

 

Lucy Ann Grimes - Cley-next-the-Sea

 

 

Cyril Loynes – Erpingham
Grandson of Lucy Ann Grimes – Cley-next-the-Sea

 

 

Harcourt Harmer - Ingham

 

 

John Harwood - Yarmouth

 

 

Arthur Lusher - Diss

 

 

Maisie Martin - Brockdish

 

 

Alfred Quantrell - Norwich

 

 

John Rose - Norwich

 

 

Albert Sadler - East Dereham

 

 

Mark Widdows - Norwich

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

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