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Francis Westbrook

WESTBROOK, Francis Brotherton. b. Thornton Heath, Norbury, Surrey, 16 June 1903; d. Harpenden, Hertfordshire, 19 September 1975. He was educated at Whitgift Middle School, Croydon, and Didsbury (Wesleyan) Theological College, Manchester. He was ordained at the Wesleyan Methodist Conference, 1930, and served as a Methodist minister, before 1932 as a Wesleyan. His first church was at Tipton, near Birmingham, and he took the opportunity ot study with Granville Bantock, Professor of Music at the University, for a DMus degree. According to his biographer, he was torn between his love of music and his duty as a Methodist minister. At one point (1957-61) he became a music teacher in a Secondary...

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