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Oswin Bede Hemy

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Oswin Bede Hemy was one of the ten children of Newcastle artist Charles Napier Hemy. Charles was a prolific  artist of some repute and his work is held by many galleries. Oswin was music master at Ushaw College in Durham before moving to Hartlepool with his family.  He was a music teacher in Hartlepool as was his grandfather Henry Frederick Hemy in later life and both composed dance and hymn music. His grandfather Henry Frederick Hemy also wrote pianoforte tuition books.

Oswin Bede was born in 1856 and died in Hartlepool in 1916.

Donor : Sarah Bowman/ Elizabeth Earp


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