Yorkshire town's musical legacy

I enjoy Oliver Cross's column on Fridays in the YEP and he is quite right in stating that Arthur Wood, composer of the Archers theme tune, is a Yorkshire man.

Mr Wood hailed from Heckmondwike and it was comedian Billy Connelly who suggested that the Archers theme should replace God Save the Queen as the national anthem.

Musical talent from Heckmondwike doesn't stop there.

Heckmondwike-born John Curwen invented the tonic Sol-Fah method of teaching vocal music made famous in the Sound of Music song Doh Re Mi.

As a Sunday school teacher, the young Curwen developed the system to help his pupils learn hymns.

J Appleyard, Firthcliffe Parade, Liversedge

The grounds of Temple Newsam House, Leeds.

YEP Letters: October 18