Man finds Edwardian recordings of his ancestors

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Man finds Edwardian recordings of his ancestors

Postby Raphael » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:45 am

What an awesome find! An elderly man in London found wax cylinders to be played on a phonograph dating from the early 1900s which recorded his ancestors singing round the piano and on one there are church bells welcoming in the New Year- the past is brought to life- eerie in a way but also charming. It is amazing to hear real life sounds and people from a time long gone- what changes we have seen since then!

Here is the article: ... attic.html

And link to the recordings: ... sortBy=asc

I've got a 1930s gramophone and find old recordings fascinating. did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

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