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Bugle Stories

Explore different facets of that modest yet evocative instrument, the standard army issue bugle.

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Cecil Mead

Cecil Mead Photo: Shelley Wilkinson

Producer Shelley Wilkinson talks about something that is dear to her heart, and which surfaced through family memories and memorabilia, namely a photo of her Great Uncle Cecil Mead holding his bugle.

Each episode of Bugle Stories looks at a different shiny or dull facet of a little copper and brass instrument, the standard army issue bugle.

The stories range across basic facts about the instrument, a bugle with tattoos, children who played the bugle (Shelley's brother, for one!), the messages it embodies, a sad story from Feilding and a very special bugle call.

Look at photos that accompany this series here


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