Farmer & Co.

From the Luton Directory 1917. Piano suppliers.

The purpose of this entry is to provide links between the lives of servicemen in town, and their employers. So if Jack Smith worked for Mr. Tucker the Drapers, then these links will hopefully be added by contributors as the website builds.            

Tommy's Tunes

This small hardback book was printed in 1917 and is a collection of soldiers' marching songs, popular parodies and rhymes collected by 2nd Lieutenant Nettleingham whilst on active service with the Royal Flying Corps.

In the foreword Nettleingham claims that "Tipperary was never greatly sung by Tommy" but he includes two cheeky parodies of this well-known song. He also apologises for the large percentage of Aviation songs since the writer belongs to the RFC.

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