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Gloucestershire LocalHistory Help Please

GUEST,Maggie Bruce 29 Jan 12 - 08:48 AM
maeve 30 Jan 12 - 08:10 AM
GUEST,George Frampton 30 Jan 12 - 09:43 AM
GUEST 30 Jan 12 - 06:37 PM
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Subject: Gloucestershire LocalHistory Help Please
From: GUEST,Maggie Bruce
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 08:48 AM

Hello - a couple of people I encountered on Facebook suggested I try here for help   ..

What I'm looking for is very much local history/ephemera help - the actual instrument I describe below had been examined and measured and written about - but I need to try to prove that the Thomas Sinderby I have uncovered is/or isn't the maker ..


I play the bassoon (period instruments mainly) In 2008 I bought a bassoon on ebay, by an unknown maker - Sinderby. Judging from the style it dates from around 1790/1810.

I have done a lot of research to try to track down the maker - most of the Sinderbys at that time lived in Gloucestershire. By fluke I found that there is a plaque to a Thomas Sinderby of the wall of Westbury-on-Severn church - his dates are perfect (1752-1812), and the plaque shows a violin and an open manuscript book. So he seems like an excellent candidate. But hours ploughing through Gloucester archives have resulted in little extra evidence.

I have compiled his family tree, have seen his will, know he was a cooper and lived in Pope's Hill - but can find nothing referring to instrument making, or bassoons ...

Apart from asking you - and possibly contacting the Sinderbys I see are on Facebook - my only other avenue is to wrete and article for Gloucestershire Family History magazine.

Ideally I would love to find some ephemera relating to local concerts and soirees - but maybe no such thing exists anywhere.

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Gloucestershire LocalHistory Help Please
From: maeve
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 08:10 AM

refresh...Hoping someone can help Maggie.


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Subject: RE: Gloucestershire LocalHistory Help Please
From: GUEST,George Frampton
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 09:43 AM

Have you tried British Library Newspapers?
This is in Colindale Avenue, Hendon. Thieir index shows the Gloucester Herald and Gloucester Journal were extant at the time of your query.
Glioucester public library may have microfilm copies.

Otherwise, do a search using local history books. Most church musicians were local artisans, so there's a fair chance that with a bit of lateral thought you might find something.


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Subject: RE: Gloucestershire LocalHistory Help Please
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 06:37 PM

Thanks - yes I've done a fair bit of newspaper searching ..

There is a fair chance he was the chap holding the bass line on his bassoon in the church .. but I'd love something to back it up :)


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