One of my great pleasures as a musician is learning how pieces I’ve played have stirred memories. I was pleased to get a message from Syd after he’d watched A Conducted Tour of England Part 3. The music video kicks off with ‘Music While You Work’ and this reminded Syd: “Music While You Work. In the factory where I worked in the 1950’s we had a draw to see who could forecast the first tune to be played, I think the entry was 6d. It wasn’t always won so a substantial kitty was often built up. Thanks for the memory Penny, I had forgotten about that.” Thank you, Syd.

If something I play has stirred memories, do please let me know. And if you’re happy for me to share them on this blog, please mention that as well. You can mail me by clicking on the link at the foot of the page.