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BBC: Curators discover first recordings of Christmas Day

The Wall family (Photo: BBC News

The Wall family (Photo: BBC News

An amazing piece of recorded history:

(Source: BBC News)

Curators at the Museum of London have discovered what they believe to be the first ever recordings of a family Christmas.

They were made 110 years ago by the Wall family who lived in New Southgate in North London.

There are 24 clear recordings on wax cylinders which were made using a phonograph machine between 1902 and 1917.

Music curators say the sound quality of the music recorded is outstanding. [Continue reading and listen to original recordings…]

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