Issue 8

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Marjorie Stedeford

HMS Temeraire

Richard Stentiford and Elizabeth Hooper

 

Our thanks to Chris Morton this month, for the research behind the opening article on Marjorie Stedeford. We're especially grateful to Chris for forging the link with ScreenSound Australia which has been most helpful to us. ScreenSound is the official Archive organisation for material relating to Australian musicians, actors and singers of the past and we were very pleased when they agreed to allow us to use the picture of Marjorie from their archive which Chris discovered while researching. They also pointed out that in 2000 they issued a re-mastered recording of 24 of Marjorie's greatest hits and that this is available from them (even in the UK) by e-mailing sales@screensound.gov.au.

For copyright reasons, we can't reproduce the sound of Marjorie's voice in the Magazine but we can, and have, included our own recordings. We've added just a few bars of four of her biggest hits so that those of you who are not Golden Oldies yourselves can identify the tunes. To hear these, assuming your computer is sound enabled, simply double-click on each track's icon. To keep download times short, these are midi files which rely on the synthesiser built into your computer. They are best used with the Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth. Please let us know how well this works! 

In Issue 6, we mentioned the Counter family of South Tawton in connection with the Ann Stentiford story. We've been contacted by a member of this family who is trying to trace a John Counter who went to Australia. He was born in 1831 and their family legend has it that he became mayor of either Melbourne or Canberra. We said we'd ask if anyone had any ideas on how to go about verifying this?

Our third article this month is in response to more interest in the same story, this time by a Stentiford descendent and is about the family of the Richard Stentiford, the son of Francis Counter and Ann Stentiford.

Keep in touch.

Richard and Muriel 

 

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Marjorie Stedeford

HMS Temeraire

Richard Stentiford and Elizabeth Hooper
 

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