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.
Celebrating the Coronation in the Tees Valley
On Tuesday 2nd June 1953 the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place at Westminster Abbey, and across the country towns and cities celebrated the occasion.