From 30 years ago,Vol 31 . . . ‘The place to train judges is not in amateur and juvenile competitions, because the result there is just as important, if not more so, because of the effect that injustice can have on younger people. The professionals are used to injustice. They do not like it but they are obviously prepared to stand for it.’
From 20 years agoVol 41 . . . ‘Your editor is not one of the best loved people in some quarters.When he once said that he did not seek popularity there was a low murmured comment of ‘You can say that again.’
PT Pic of the Month Chris
We are grateful to
Ma c r o b e r t s , President of the Scottish Piping Society of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, for forwarding this sketch and these words: ‘I came across
attached picture, having not seen it before, and was quite tickled by it. It is a sketch by Melton Prior, the renowned illustrator for the Illustrated London News on campaign in South Africa during the Anglo-ZuluWar of 1879.Mr Prior’s output was quite prolific, and he was responsible for some of the iconic drawings of the time, particularly those depicting the horrors of Isandlwana and the grit of Rorke’s Drift in the aftermath of those battles. This sketch was published in the paper on July 5, 1879, and very much speaks for itself.’
• Further to March’s Pic of the Month showing a large lady playing a small pipe, we are happy to point out that a picture of a French, bellows-blown
musette, purportedly belonging to Prince Charles Edward Stuart can be viewed in Hugh Cheape’s ‘Book of the Bagpipe’ available from the CoP Shop.