Griff informs Ida that "Vincent Billington goes for his medical on 18 August. He is hoping to get in the Preston concerts. I certainly think he won't get called up in two weeks, but I suppose one never knows." He remembers that "Vincent had his bass bow stolen" from the bus to Blackpool, which meant he had to sit out of playing with a youth orchestra "for he would neither beg nor borrow."
Someone seems to have pretty much skimmed the top of their thumb off, "he seems to have a positive genius for wounding himself." And re relays that Frederick Moore of the Royal Academy of Music and friend of the Northern School of Music has died.
There is a new play by Ben Travers (Wild Horses perhaps?) and he wonders if Ida will go with him.
Ref: CARROLL/IGC/3 GG
With thanks to the Ida Carroll Trust
Date is unknown.
Part of the #NSM2020 project "A 20/20 Legacy: the centenary of the Northern School of Music" supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
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