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#1 Bill Crossland

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:49 PM

Crane 1.jpg Crane 2.jpg I've just started restoration work on a nice 55 key Wheatstone Crane Duet, from 1916. The owners names inside is George Lambert, with two different Wigan addresses. Does anyone know anything about him?


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:24 PM

Only that his writing is beautiful.



#3 Mark Davies

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Posted Yesterday, 07:02 AM

Yes.He was the father of Levi Lambert a repairer and player who I visited a few times in the early 1970's.My records show that he lived at9 Wood street,off Scott Lane,Newtown,Wigan and I bought a 48 Key Lachenal English from him for £12 and sold in the EFDSS shop at Cecil Sharp House for £45.As a Solicitors Articled Clerk on £ 4.50 a week I had to earn an additional crust to keep the wolf from the door!! you should have been around then Bill,you late comers missed a lot of fun and concertinas!!

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Posted Yesterday, 07:09 AM

Just as a matter of interest,Wigan was a hot bed of concertina players and there were a few concertina bands in the town and I recollect Levi had played in one of them so I suppose it's likely his father did.There was a group of really fine Maccan players who were known to my great pal Harry Hatton of Haydock and who we visited.They were all ICA members and donated a "The Red Rose Cup" to be competed for annually by duet players at the ICA festival.I believe it is in the possession of our "mutual friend".

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Posted Yesterday, 08:40 AM

Thanks Mark. The address in the other end is 13, Scott Lane, Newtown, Wigan, so he moved around a bit. I've added the image to the original post.

 

Judging from the state of the internals, he also spent a lot of time in front of a coal fire surrounded by smokers!






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