This is the page where we collect Special Interest pieces about famous makers (the Tomkison Page will return soon) and also where we will provivde a space for Friends' requests for information and pictures.
No, not Michael, but information about the maker of the piano he is playing - William Southwell. It is known that James Lonsdale painted a portrait of the great maker, but we don't know where the picture is. If anyone has any idea at all, please contact Margaret Debenham via her website www.debenham.me.uk Please follow the link to the specific request at the bottom of the Home Page. Or let me know, of course, and I'll pass the message on.