These wax cylinders are held in the collection at Preston Park Museum and Grounds and are a fascinating insight into how our ancestors listened to music. This was the beginning of the commercial trade of pre-recorded music from some of the favourite performers of the time. Even better they could listen to theses performances in the comfort of their own homes.
A Dickensian Christmas
Inspired by Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol', we are looking at the Victorian Christmas. The Victorians created many of our best loved Christmas traditions and decorations!