Over the duration of this project we have attempted to trace members of the Kidson family as well as those related to the contributors to his fine collection. We were fortunate enough to be able to invite members of Charles Lolley’s family to our CD launch and this year Pete has been in regular contact with another wing of the Kidson family who made initial contact via the website…
Rather excitingly there was mention of a photo album and this month Pete went down to Essex to see it and then took it along to Cecil Sharp House to scan the images contained within. Even more exciting is thatt, after a little bit of detective work by Pete, it seems this photograph album came from an auction sale of what may well have been Frank Kidson’s possessions… We think that it is, in fact, his own personal photograph album!
We’re still confirming a few of the faces but here’s a little preview of some of the photos.
From left to right: Sir Michael Sadler (Vice Chancellor of Leeds University), Lady Wilson, Sir Edward Brotherton, Lady Sadler, Sir Charles Wilson, Mr A.E. Wheeler, Mr E.G. Arnold (Pro-Chancellor of Leeds University) and Frank Kidson. Photograph from Leeds Newspaper Cuttings, Leeds People, Vol.10, p173.
If you are related to Frank Kidson or any of his contributors please do get in touch at the same address.