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Unidentified dulcimers in private hands

 

Dulcimer (1) owned by George Monger

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Dulcimer (2) owned by George Monger (made by C. Massy, Harwich, 1914)

   

       

 
       

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Dulcimer owned by Carol Pegg (bought in a Woodbridge antique shop)

   

       

   
       

 

Dulcimer (1) owned by John Howson (bought from a Norwich antique shop c.1976)

   

 
       
 

Dulcimer (2) owned by John Howson (bought at an auctions in Fakenham, Norfolk c.19??)

   

       

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Dulcimer (3) owned by John Howson (found in an out building in Bawburgh, Norfolk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dulcimer owned by Nick Roche

 

   
 

Dulcimer owned by Tom Knight  (bought by Barry Callaghan in Beccles, Norfolk)

 

 

   

       
 

Dulcimer owned by Colin Cater (bought in Clare, Suffolk)

 

   

       

   
       

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Dulcimer owned by the family of William Couzens

William Couzens (1880-1949) spent his early life as a groom, working on country estates on the western outskirts of Norwich and later in life moved into the city itself and worked in insurance.

 

He bought a dulcimer at a house clearance sale in Norwich Corn Hall in the 1920s-30s, but according to family members, he wasnít really very musical and didnít get on well with it, so it went away in the attic. There it stayed until 2005, when the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust had a big piece in the Eastern Daily Press and his grandaughter, Sharon Wright contacted us.  Inside is a typewritten label which appears to say Mr W. Dennington Ė although it is more than likely to be Bennington, indicating that it was one of many instruments to have been through the hands of the master player Billy Bennington, who tuned and repaired dulcimers for other people as well as playing himself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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