A letter sent by William Thums to Frank Peel about his son, George Peel's potential as a tenor.

In the letter, probably dated about 1910, Mr Thums, a local butcher and a stalwart at the New Connection Methodist Chapel in Beeston, expresses his delight
in George’s developing tenor voice and asks Frank Peel, George’s father, to consider arranging lessons for him.

George did receive professional training, probably from Madame Moulds as recommended by Mr Thums,
and went on to become an excellent tenor soloist between the Wars and in much demand at concerts and recitals over a wide area.

Thums letter

From the Peel family archive, now held by David Hallam, a nephew of the late George Henry Peel

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