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Letter from Mr Smart to Mr Abrahams

Letter from Mr Smart to Mr Abrahams

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T1869. The visit of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in 1905 to open the new No. 9 Dock required a great deal of preparation and planning. Mr Abrahams wrote to the local bands to see if they were free to play at one of the two large parks in the Stretford area. At the same time he was also looking for a small concert orchestra to play at the reception to be held at Stretford Town Hall. Mr. J. H. Smart had been recommended by Mr Pollitt as a suitable conductor of music for the occasion. As a result of a letter sent by Mr Abrahams to Mr Smart on the 4th July Mr Smart wrote the following reply:

Dear Sir
Your letter to hand should
be pleased to quote terms, if
you will let me know what
time the band is required,
that is start to finish and
for what kind of Music
I can refer you to Mr Ashton
The "Grange, Flixton Mr Jos Holme,
Durley House Flixton

Yours faithfully
Berks Imperial Yeomanry
Musical Director Flixton Private Cinderella
(Late) Musical Director Mosley Hotel
PublisherTrafford Metropolitan Borough Council
Creatorpersonalname - J. H. Smart. Bandmaster.
Datecreation - 1905-07-04
TypeLetter - Written
Formatdimension.H - 181mm
dimension.W - 115mm
SourceTrafford Local Studies Centre
Relationpart of - 1905 Royal Visit Papers
Reply to - T1863
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Manchester