John Evans-Pughe in College of St. Nicholas, Chislehurst - late March, 1939
TO: The Rev. J and Mrs. Evans-Pughe, Tovil Vicarage, Maidstone, Kent
FROM: John Evans-Pughe, College of St. Nicholas, Chislehurst, Kent
POSTMARK: 29 March 1939
Dear Mummy and Daddy
Thank you very much for the letters. It will be quite safe to send Tom’s cake, if you put a label on the parcel with “Perishable” written on it….
…On Friday night (Boy’s service) the organ motor didn’t work properly. When the chant was being played over sometimes it played just the treble and alto, other times Bass … more >>
Letters of the Evans-Pughe family. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1442251381446 accessed: 1 October, 2023 (Contributed by Christine Evans-Pughe)
|Date/Time||late March, 1939|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
John Evans-Pughe (1925 to 1996) was a chorister (with his younger brother Tom) at the choir of the College of St Nicholas, Chislehurst, under Sir Sydney Nicholson and later a music scholar at Kings School Canterbury, Kent. The St Nicholas choir was recorded for many BBC broadcasts and for Columbia Records. A Columbia recording in 1939 featuring John Evans-Pughe and Michael Lumb as treble soloists singing O Lovely Peace (Handel) and Brother James’ Air (arr. Jacob) was a best seller. John did National Service in Egypt and Greece, and then studied science at Trinity College, Dublin. He went on to became an electronics engineer for Marconi Space and Defence Systems, continuing with music in his spare time.