Photo gallery: Some magical music memories plucked from our archives

Making a bass viol in his workshop in 1979 is Robert Bailey, who apart from making viols and virgina

Making a bass viol in his workshop in 1979 is Robert Bailey, who apart from making viols and virginals, also included wind instruments among his output. Mr Bailey worked at Devereux House, a 16th century building in St Georges, Norwich, which had just been extensively renovated, complete with an exterior sign featuring a 17th century viol player Christopher Simpson. - Credit: Archant

Every type of musical instrument that can be bowed or plucked is the theme of this week's archive feature.

I also include photos of a few of the many luthiers and stringed instrument makers in our region, such as a Skeyton violin maker in his workshop in 1952, a Norfolk dulcimer, a 150 year old sitar, and a hobbist guitar maker.


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