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A Story From Brenda

Methodists are not supposed to drink wine I think?

Well I was brought up as a Methodist in the 30s 40s and 50s and in my mid teens I went to the Royal Academy of Music in London. At that time there was a famous conductor called Sir Thomas Beecham who would not have ladies in his orchestras!

Guess what happened?

I was sent from the Academy to be the soloist at a concert! When I arrived at the concert hall I was greeted and given a drink but soon we were told we had to move. My Mummy always said that if someone gave you a drink it was rude not to drink it so I did!

I now know it was a full glass of sweet sherry.

To this day I have no idea what I said and I have never drunk before a concert the only thing I do know is that I got rave reviews in the paper.


Brenda Bloom

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