WHEN I was at school in the 70s I used to visit the Hereford library regularly to borrow its many music scores.

It was a wonderful resource for many local musicians.

Having subsequently gone on to enjoy a career in music, I recently returned to Hereford and was concerned to learn that the library no longer possesses a note of music - all those scores have been removed.


In a city which has nowhere to purchase sheet music (there used to be two wonderful music shops in Broad Street in the 70s), this is a tragedy for any budding musician.

Learning to play an instrument is one of the most worthwhile and satisfying activities around, and I feel public services should support it.

The library's wonderful music resources played a fundamental part in helping me develop my musical passion.

I urge it to reconsider its policy.

Dane Preece


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