John Evans-Pughe - 1946

from Lettters of the Evans-Pughe family:

TO: The Rev. J and Mrs. Evans-Pughe, Tovil Vicarage, Maidstone, Kent

FROM: John Evans-Pughe, ON ACTIVE SERVICE, Cairo, Egypt, 14073964 Signals section, C.S.D.I.C.

DATE: Tuesday 26th [month?] 1946

…I might be able to buy some sort of suit out here, or I should say in about 2 months time, because I’ve just purchased a brand new violin complete with case and bow for about £8…whether I shall be able to collect it depends entirely on the behaviour of the students in Cairo.  They are behaving rather awkwardly at the moment, agitating against …   more >>

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Lettters of the Evans-Pughe family. In Private papers of the Evans-Pughe family. accessed: 20 April, 2024 (Contributed by christine Evans-Pughe)


John Evans-Pughe
Chorister, electronics engineer, National Service

Experience Information

Date/Time 1946
Medium live


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

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:44:01 +0100
Approved on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:37:38 +0100