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Man finds Edwardian recordings of his ancestors

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:45 am
by Raphael
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:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... attic.html

And link to the recordings:


http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/Collec ... sortBy=asc


I've got a 1930s gramophone and find old recordings fascinating.