Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

'Dad's Calling Card Will Still Be Inside a Few Pianos' People and Places

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

'Dad's Calling Card Will Still Be Inside a Few Pianos' People and Places

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FRANK Burnett was a well-known piano tuner on Teesside for more than 40 years until his death in 1971 and his son Ronald writes:

I wonder if anyone remembers him?

"Every piano he tuned he would stick his calling card inside, and I would like to bet there are still some out there somewhere.

"He was born in South Bank, where he learned his trade, and moved to Thornaby when he got married to my mother, Elizabeth.

"They lived in rooms for a while until they rented a house in Stanley Grove, now demolished, where myself and five brothers and one sister were brought up.

"It was a tight squeeze in that house-two-up and two-down, no running hot water, one cold tap in the kitchen and toilet down the yard.

"There were hard days for my parents-no washing machines or the like, just hard work.

"Dad worked in ICI for a while until he went self-employed and I remember, when I was four years old, my brothers and I would wait for him coming home. …

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