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A curious story of the Christmas season
Written for broadcasting by Frank Baker and read by the author
Listeners to the West of England programme have already heard several of Frank Baker 's stories read at the microphone. They have also heard him in another capacity-that of organist in Bernard Walke 's plays Eve of All Souls and The Stranger at St. Hilarv.
Baker, in fact, has combined writing and music very successfully for some years. He has held posts as organist at St. Sepulchre's, Holborn Viaduct, London, at St. Just-in-Penwith, Cornwall, at a village church in the New Forest, at St. Hilary, Cornwall, and at Hedsor, Buckinghamshire.


Broadcasting By: Frank Baker
Unknown: Frank Baker
Unknown: Bernard Walke

: A Sonata Recital

Leily Howell (violoncelle)
Winifreg Davey (pianoforte)
Leily Howell , who plays in this recital with Winifred Davey , was born of English parents in Chile, South America, in 1912. She studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, and passed first in the Licence de Concert in 1933. On returning to London she gave a recital at the Wigmore Hall, and played concertos with municipal orchestras at many places, including Bath, Bournemouth, Hastings, and Torquay.


Pianoforte: Winifreg Davey
Unknown: Leily Howell
Unknown: Winifred Davey

: From the Midland Theatre

The Edward-Nelson Players of the Theatre Royal, Leicester
(by kind permission of Prince Littler) in 'THE WIND AND THE RAIN by Merton Hodge


Unknown: Merton Hodge


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