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Edward Dunn

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Teresa With Irish Blood in Me Veins

Teresa With Irish Blood in Me Veins Report 19 Jan 2013 22:32

A couple of years ago I purchased an old photo album which contain many Victorian and Edwardian studio photos most taken in Manchester.

Loose inside is a cutdown black and white postcard photo of Mr Edward Dunn, Director of Music, Morecambe Corporation in is band uniform.

Can anyone claim this photograph? :-)

Teresa With Irish Blood in Me Veins

Teresa With Irish Blood in Me Veins Report 20 Jan 2013 16:49

There are loads of Edward Dunn's on here...... but as I don't know where exactly he was born and when, not a lot of good in sending messages to all and sundry.

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 20 Jan 2013 16:59

Might it be worth contacting Morecambe council or the main library? They might have some archives that relate to him, who knows!
Jan

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 20 Jan 2013 17:54

Article in the Western Daily Press - Saturday 31 August 1929

JAN HURST'S SUCCESSOR
In succession to Mr Jan Hurst, who has left to go to Brighton, the Bath Spa Committee yesterday appointed Mr Edward Dunn, ARCM, MISM, at present musical director of the Victoria Pier, Blackpool. He was formerly director of Morecambe.

It is a strange coincidence that Mr Jan Hurst was formerly at the Victoria Pier.

Mr Dunn was selected from 174 applicants, six of whom were interviewed by the Spa committee yesterday.

A young and keen director, Mr Dunn is likely to maintain the high traditions of Bath's music. He took a degree at the age of 16 and was a conductor at the age of 17. He is a distinguished pianist. In 1921 he founded the Manchester Academy of Music.

The Bath municipal concerts commence in October.

(Shame it didn't say how old he was when appointed).

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 20 Jan 2013 18:01

Have just found another article (way too long to type out).

In 1935 Edward Dunn resigned from Bath to take up a post as a musical director in Durban, South Africa. He is described as aged 40 and a native of Manchester.


The age on this doesn't tie in with the newspaper article:

Passenger lists leaving UK 1890-1960

Name: Mr E DUNN
Date of departure: 25 October 1935
Port of departure: Southampton
Destination port: Durban (Port Natal)
Destination country: South Africa

Date of Birth: 1906 (calculated from age)
Age: 29 - AGE IS 39 ON IMAGE
Marital Status:
Sex: Male
Occupation: Director Of Music
Notes:
Passenger recorded on: Page 3 of 19
Ship: WINCHESTER CASTLE
Official Number: 162489
Master's name: J H Kerby
Steamship Line: Union Castle M.S.S.Co.Ltd
Where bound: South Africa
Square feet:
Registered tonnage: 20445
Passengers on voyage: 584

Had lived 218 Ayres Road, Old Trafford, Manchester.

Hard to tell, but the entry below him looks as though he had a nurse travelling with him, a Miss M C Barbour (29). No other family indicated.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 20 Jan 2013 18:13

The above articles were from the British Newspaper Archives but there's plenty on Google.

An item about his son:
http://www.cartoonist.co.za/napierdunn.htm

Teresa With Irish Blood in Me Veins

Teresa With Irish Blood in Me Veins Report 20 Jan 2013 20:33

Wow,
Thanks for all the information MarieCeleste. That's got to be him!

I shall have a look at the item about his son.

Thanks again..Teresa


Reggie

Reggie Report 20 Jan 2013 22:18

As your response to me was so ungracious.......................info deleted

Teresa With Irish Blood in Me Veins

Teresa With Irish Blood in Me Veins Report 20 Jan 2013 22:54

Oh Sorry Reggie....I forgot to thank you too..not being ungracious at all.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 20 Jan 2013 23:58

Teresa, I also came across a shipping record in the 1930s for Napier Dunn, brother Roger and mother Madeleine returning to England for a visit.

If Edward' s descendants are in SA would be hard to find.

Napier died 2005.