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Luther Greenwood (1881–1946)
Luther Greenwood (1881–1946)
Luther Greenwood (1881–1946)
Luther Greenwood (1881–1946)
Luther Greenwood (1881–1946)
Luther Greenwood (1881–1946)
Luther Greenwood (1881–1946)

Photo credit: Lancashire County Council

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Luther Greenwood was born in 1881, the son of a cloth-looker in Colne's booming textile industry. By the age of 10 he was a promising violinist. When he was 14, he joined Colne Orchestral Society, which he was later to lead. At the age of 16, Luther was elected leader of the chapel choir at Mount Zion Methodist chapel. He also conducted a male choir there, and in 1900 he entered his first competition, the inaugural Colne Music Festival which would later bear his name.

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H 57 x W 58.5 x D 26 cm;
Plinth: H 126 x W 62.5 x D 62.5 cm

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in raised lettering on plaque on front of plinth: LUTHER GREENWOOD / 1881-1946


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Market Street, Colne, Lancashire BB80AP England

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