Sweetland Talents

 
William Sweetland
Bath’s Multi Talented Organ Builder (1822 – 1910)
 
‘Best organs in England for their size’
Accolades from Mr W T Best, Sir Walter Parratt and Sir F A Gore Ouseley


'Finest Living, Voicer, Tuner and Builder of Organs'

with the single exception of Mr Henry Bevington’


‘Finest Mechanist in England’
Mr Kendrick Pyne – Manchester Cathedral


 

Probably ‘Greatest Natural Genius in Bath’
Extracts taken from The Gentleman’s Journal 1 September 1896

 
Musician & Instrument Maker

 
 Essayed the making of a May Horn aged 4½ yrs
 
Made a Dulcimer aged 6 yrs

8 Key Accordion aged 9 yrs

Guitar aged 10 yrs

Violin aged 11 yrs

Cello aged12 yrs

 

Harp aged 13 yrs

  
 Inventor of Musical Improvements
 

Self Taught Architect


 
Accomplished Artist


 
Furniture Maker and Craftsman


 
Builder of a ‘Very Superior Waggonette’


 
Stone Mason
 
 
'Designer of Bath’s Finest Victorian Jubilee Illumination Display’
‘Kaleidoscopic effect - 18 feet from the front of the house’
The Gentleman’s Journal (undated)
 
 

 
 





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