Musical score

Object number

LDVAL 2007.31.8

Date

after 1935 – before 1950

Description

Printed blank musical book that contains three handwritten music scores. 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

Stitched blank music book with 6 5-line staves on each page. The first page contains handwritten musical score on all 6 stave. The 3rd page contains handwritten musical score on the first-two stave, and back page contain handwritten score on the 1st line. Formally bound in plain blue paper covers, which have become detached and 1-half lost.

Condition

Fair

Type

Musical score

Size

Whole length: 237mm
width: 147mm

Collection type

Ephemera

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1705/8 (2007-08-18)

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Gallery

Metadata
Start dateafter 1935
End datebefore 1950
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeMusical score
Collection typeEphemera