This is the start of a series of true stories never told before  Рabout people you may never even have heard of Рbut whose life stories reverberate across the decades and centuries.

Many of these stories start with the life of someone who played a musical instrument or sang an old folk song, and many of them lived in my home area of East Anglia, but there are other stories here as well, which I’m looking forward to sharing with you.

Come back soon to read about marshmen and photographers on the Norfolk Broads, a forgotten ballet star from the 1800s, a barrel-organ on an Arctic exploration, Italian street musicians in Norwich, a 19th century working dance band in Suffolk and much more ¬†…

It’s early days in the life of this collection, but in the meantime, you might like to take a look at the articles on my other (musical) website:

Please note: Anyone wishing to cite this original research should credit it to Katie Howson and cite this website as the source.