What was in the wall case.
1. ‘Excelsior’ French Horn made by Hawkes & Co. - supplied to Walter Barnes was played regularly in the Orchestra until about 30 years ago.
2. Music stand - belonged to the late Gladys Tranter.
3. Music score on stand - manuscript score of the Newlyn Suite by Tom Paynter.
4. Writing bureau - presented to Walter Barnes on the occasion of the Society’s ‘coming of age’ in April 1927.
5. On bureau: Two paintings by Jessica Heath (1883 1967) - Jessica Heath was the wife of fellow artist, Frank Heath. These paintings belonged to the Barnes family.
6. Embroidered panels :
Left: embroidered by Gladys Tranter and Enid Truman and presented to Mrs Faith Harris, violinist and President of the Orchestral Society (1968 1980), in April 1973 marking fifty years of her membership of the Society.
Centre: Tablecloth signed by all members of the Society, probably embroidered by Gladys Tranter and Enid Truman, and given to Morgan Hosking in the Orchestra’s Diamond Anniversary season.
Right: This panel was presented to Enid and Norman Truman when they retired from their respective posts as Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer in 1984.
7. Tam-Tam (Chinese Gong) - bought by Horace Tempest when the Orchestra were in need of one.
8. Teatime by Frank Gascoigne Heath (1873 1936) The artist, Frank Heath, was also a talented violinist and was a keen and active member of the Society for many years.
9. White jacket and silk scarf - worn by Morgan Hosking at Orchestral Society concerts.
10. Music stand - Walter Barnes had this made for his daughter, Enid.
11. Orchestral score of the Prelude to Wagner’s Die Meistersinger zu Nürnberg. Given to Morgan Hosking by the Newlyn-born guest conductor, Herbert Ware, after his appearance with the Orchestra in December 1948, together with the programme of the concert and Morgan Hosking’s battered baton.
12. Leather music case - belonged to Walter Barnes.