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Smashing a Piano
By Paul Camps

Hi All, Just watched the player wrecking on YouTube.  It put me in
mind of the old piano smashing competitions we used to see on TV
donkey's years ago.  The idea was to break the piano into small
enough pieces that would pass through a letter box opening.  I guess
many a UK player went the same way, helping to raise funds for the
Boy Scout Bob-a-job week.

It's a harsh reality, but with the low values of pedal players,
many more may end up this way.

Cheers,
Paul Camps

 [ Found at
 [ http://heritage.scotsman.com/ViewArticle.aspx?articleid=2765671
 [
 [   Bob-a-job week began back in 1949 as a way of raising funds and
 [   instilling a sense of community into youngsters.  Windows were
 [   washed, shoes were shined and shopping was bought in return for
 [   a small fee -- frequently a bob (a shilling, or five new pence).
 [
 [   With decimalisation in 1970, bob-a-job week became Scout Job
 [   Week and completely disappeared in the 1990s as door-to-door
 [   calling became less effective with many people out at work
 [   during the day and fears growing for the safety of children.
 [
 [ Paul is still available to do odd jobs, his email address explains
 [ "job4tenbob"  ;-)  -- Robbie


(Message sent Thu 3 Jan 2008, 14:46:15 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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