There’s gold in them there Broadwood pianos…


hoard of gold coinsA family in Shropshire, England has found a substantial amount of gold “treasure” hidden away in their family piano – a Broadwood upright piano made in 1906. The “find”, in the form of gold coins, is believed to date from the 19th century.

The British Museum is currently trying to unravel the provenance of this gold hoard. Messrs. Bevan & Mothersole, music wholesalers in Saffron Waldon, sold the piano in 1906. In 1983, it was purchased by a local family. No-one knows who hid the gold or exactly when.

If you have found any item of interest secreted in your own piano, please do let us know. And, in fact, now might be the time to take a closer look at your own old piano, you might not find a cache of gold, but if you don’t look…


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