Campdown Races (1849) ukulele demo/how to

Published in: on December 4, 2011 at 4:45 pm  Comments (3)  
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Missed ukulele opportunity

If only I was born a century or so ago…

The Evening Ledger, 20 and 23 December 1916 ran ads for ‘a man [sorry ladies — must have been the heavy lifting involved in the job] who can play, demonstrate¬†and sell ukuleles — apply employment bureau’.

Of course, the downside is that there were no antibiotics,¬†effective pain-relief, or fear-free dentists then, but the job does appeal…

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