John Evans-Pughe in Thessaloniki - 11 August, 1947
TO: The Rev. J and Mrs. Evans-Pughe, Tovil Vicarage, Maidstone, Kent
FROM: John Evans-Pughe, 14073964 L/Cpl Evans Pughe, S.I.C. c/o A.P.O SALONIKA, B.T.G (or British Forces in Greece)
DATE: August 11 1947
Dear Mummy and Daddy and Tom…
[this para. translated from French]
…This morning I took one of the Greek servants to the English Church (one of the domestics works there). A Greek choir sang, and it was the best I’ve head during my three years here.
[the following in English]
The Greek choir… more >>
John Evans-Pughe, Letters of the Evans-Pughe family. In Private papers of the Evans-Pughe family. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1442317838141 accessed: 5 December, 2023 (Contributed by Christine Evans-Pughe)
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|Date/Time||11 August, 1947|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
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.