Blank bound music book

Object number

LDVAL 2007.31.3

Date

after 1950

Description

Blank music book containing pages printed with 6 5-lined staves. Has 4 pices of hand written score over 3 pages. Belonged to Joyce Reeland (9/11/1921 - 10/2001) who joined the Dagenham Girl Pipers in c1935. She was a bass drummer and rose to the rank of Sergeant. She travelled the world with them, visiting Paris, Ceylon and Germany, and entertained the troops during the war. On 14th April 1939 Joyce was one of the party who boarded the SS American Trader in London and set sail for America. She docked in New York on 24th April 1939. Joyce left the Pipers soon after and joined the Women's Army Corp band as a drummer and attained the rank of Corporal. In 1945 she demobbed and returned to the Dagenham Girl Pipers, and as part of a small group she travelled to Germany for 3 months to entertain the troops. She returned on New Years Eve the same year, and six weeks later went to India and Ceylon for 10 months. Joyce lived with her family at 34 Osborne Square, Dagenham. She left the Dagenham Girl Pipers in 1950. These items were rescued from a house clearance after her death by Nick Medway. See also Archive collection ACQ2007/16.

Physical description

Printed blank music paper. Bound in a dark red mock crocodile skin cover. Contains handwritten score for ?The sky gathering?, ?Lockleven Castle?, and un-named pice, and ?The Atholl and Breadalthorn Gathering?. Embossed with the word MUSIC on the front.

Condition

Good

Type

Music book

Size

Whole length: 246mm
width: 153mm

Collection type

Ephemera

Inscription

Label Printed Inside front cover: W. STRAKER, LTD. PRINTERS, STATIONERS, ACCOUNT BOOK MAKERS, &c. LUDGATE HILL, E.C. AND BRANCHES NO. 8095 PRICE 6d

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1705/3 (2007-08-18)

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Metadata
Start dateafter 1950
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeMusic book
Collection typeEphemera