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Topic: Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP
Posted by: Pete Mayes
Date/Time: 10/02/15 15:48:00

Funny is life

"She was born plain Anne Smith - she only tacked the "Nay" on three years ago - in Southend in 1937. He mother, Marie, was of eastern European origin. By the time they moved to Hounslow, west London, when Anne was eight she was already a promising pianist and won a place at the Royal Academy of Music.

At 18, Miss Naysmith rented a room in Chiswick. She took a job teaching music at the Marist convent school in Sunninghill, Berkshire, and by 1960 was also teaching at Trinity College of Music in London. Careful with her money, she managed to save enough to buy a Ford Consul and to move into better digs at 22 Prebend Gardens.

Her musical career seemed to be taking off. When she was 25, she played Beethoven, Bach and Debussy at Leighton House in Holland Park, west London, and went on to perform symphony concerts under the auspices of Sir Adrian Boult. In 1967 her mother hired the Wigmore Hall. Anne was to star. A reviewer from the Times praised the "rich warmth" of her interpretation of Rachmaninov but judged her Chopin "far too strained". It was becoming clear that she would struggle to make the grade as a top-class musician.

By the early 70s she had given up teaching and ran into money problems. At about the same time a romance with a 6ft 5in choral singer failed. Her financial position worsened until, to her horror, she was asked to leave her lodgings. Believing she had been wronged, she took to sleeping in her car, near no 22, and agitated to get her rooms back. She never did. "

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Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 11:30:00 Jane Hanna
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 11:36:00 Julie Morse
      Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 11:46:00 Carol Burge
         Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 11:54:00 Andy Pease
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 12:08:00 Carl Wynne
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 12:22:00 Debbie Galbraith
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 12:22:00 Charlotte Kasner
      Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 13:18:00 Robert Fish
         Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 13:21:00 Colin Jordan
         Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 14:29:00 Steven Trembath
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 13:35:00 Andrew Welford
      Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 14:49:00 Stuart Kerr
         Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 15:04:00 Nick Jenkins
      Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 14:57:00 Sue Iriarte
         Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 15:39:00 Hazel Hardy
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 17:21:00 Carol Burge
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 15:33:00 Adrian Irving
      Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 15:48:00 Pete Mayes
         Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 15:52:00 Phil Andrews
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 16:00:00 Jenn Irvine
         Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP12/02/15 00:01:00 Gerry McCarthy
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 16:00:00 Andy Rooney
      Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 16:22:00 Charlotte Kasner
         Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 16:54:00 Janet Norman
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 16:34:00 Wendy Rogers
      Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 21:23:00 Hans van der Welle
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 16:52:00 Anne Brown
      Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 17:13:00 Charlotte Kasner
         Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 17:22:00 Carol Burge
         Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 17:51:00 Richard Greenhough
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 17:59:00 Carol Burge
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 18:15:00 Lynne Bruce
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 18:28:00 Loraine Pemberton
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 18:42:00 Pete Mayes
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 22:39:00 Steven Trembath
         Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP11/02/15 18:18:00 Derek Hill
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 19:52:00 Eva Beagan
      Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 20:58:00 Paul Smithson
         Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 21:07:00 Pete Mayes
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 21:44:00 Paul Smithson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 22:08:00 Chris Blackwell
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 22:11:00 James Dunford
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 22:23:00 Amy Wallis
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 22:38:00 Lisa Delorie
      Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 22:46:00 Julian Pavey
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 22:46:00 yasmin khan
      Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP10/02/15 23:16:00 Anne England
         Re:That photo10/02/15 23:25:00 Ian Wylie
            Re:Re:That photo10/02/15 23:32:00 Cindy Carloss
               Re:Re:Re:That photo10/02/15 23:36:00 Steve Taylor
                  Miss Anne Naysmith R.I.P.10/02/15 23:44:00 David Giles
                     Re:Miss Anne Naysmith R.I.P.11/02/15 00:00:00 Ian Wylie
                        Re:Re:Miss Anne Naysmith R.I.P.11/02/15 00:07:00 Robin Cox
                           Re:Re:Re:Miss Anne Naysmith R.I.P.11/02/15 00:13:00 Julian Pavey
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Miss Anne Naysmith R.I.P.11/02/15 01:02:00 Julian Pavey
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Miss Anne Naysmith R.I.P.17/02/15 14:50:00 Lizzie Sayce
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP11/02/15 09:01:00 Hazel Hardy
      Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP11/02/15 09:40:00 Charlotte Kasner
         Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP11/02/15 10:10:00 Helle Kaiser-Nielsen
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP11/02/15 11:41:00 Anne Meagher
   A song about Mrs naysmith11/02/15 09:55:00 Ruth Mcgonagle
      Re:A song about Mrs naysmith11/02/15 10:26:00 Debbie Galbraith
         Re:Re:A song about Mrs naysmith12/02/15 11:23:00 Ruth Mcgonagle
      Re:A song about Mrs naysmith11/02/15 11:14:00 Anne England
         Re:Re:A song about Mrs naysmith11/02/15 11:58:00 Charlotte Kasner
            Memorial for Ms Naysmith11/02/15 12:33:00 Jenn Irvine
            Re:Re:Re:A song about Mrs naysmith11/02/15 12:56:00 Louise Cole
         Re:Re:A song about Mrs naysmith12/02/15 11:25:00 Ruth Mcgonagle
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP11/02/15 12:33:00 Shaun Joynson
      Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP THAT PHOTO11/02/15 12:48:00 Anne Brown
         Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP THAT PHOTO11/02/15 13:07:00 Richard Greenhough
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith 11/02/15 13:22:00 Vanessa Smith
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith 11/02/15 14:01:00 Sarah Sharp
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP11/02/15 14:01:00 Alice Webster
      Most read article on the Guardian today.11/02/15 14:51:00 Andrew Cumming
         Re:Most read article on the Guardian today.11/02/15 15:02:00 Julian Pavey
         Re:Most read article on the Guardian today.11/02/15 15:31:00 Robert Fish
            Re:Re:Most read article on the Guardian today.11/02/15 17:38:00 Pete Mayes
               Re:Re:Re:Most read article on the Guardian today.11/02/15 18:23:00 Jackie Louise
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Most read article on the Guardian today.11/02/15 18:26:00 Pete Mayes
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Most read article on the Guardian today.11/02/15 18:26:00 Pete Mayes
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Most read article on the Guardian today.11/02/15 18:31:00 Jan Porter
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Most read article on the Guardian today.12/02/15 19:06:00 Anne England
               Re:Re:Re:Most read article on the Guardian today.13/02/15 09:37:00 Janet Norman
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP11/02/15 19:39:00 Sheyi Martins
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP11/02/15 20:33:00 Emmanuelle Pradere
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP12/02/15 09:58:00 Richard Jennings
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP12/02/15 10:02:00 Jenny Speller
      Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP12/02/15 11:00:00 Robert Kane
         Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP12/02/15 12:06:00 Carol Burge
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP12/02/15 16:45:00 Charlotte Kasner
   Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP13/02/15 00:52:00 Rima Jones
      Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP13/02/15 07:00:00 Claudia Jachtmann
         Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP13/02/15 08:01:00 Colin Jordan
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP - funeral arrangements13/02/15 08:26:00 Loraine Pemberton
               :Ms. Naysmith RIP - funeral arrangements13/02/15 10:01:00 John Todd
                  Re::Ms. Naysmith RIP - funeral arrangements13/02/15 11:50:00 Pete Mayes
                     Re:Re::Ms. Naysmith RIP - funeral arrangements13/02/15 11:59:00 Pete Mayes
                        Re:Re:Re::Ms. Naysmith RIP - funeral arrangements13/02/15 12:19:00 Rima Jones
                           Re:Re:Re:Re::Ms. Naysmith RIP - funeral arrangements13/02/15 13:03:00 Fay Kazemi
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re::Ms. Naysmith RIP - funeral arrangements13/02/15 13:09:00 Rima Jones
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re::Ms. Naysmith RIP - funeral arrangements13/02/15 13:21:00 Steven Trembath
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re::Ms. Naysmith RIP - funeral arrangements13/02/15 18:50:00 Stephen Scott
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re::Ms. Naysmith RIP - funeral arrangements18/02/15 00:02:00 Rachel Marlow
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re::Ms. Naysmith RIP - funeral arrangements18/02/15 00:06:00 Rachel Marlow
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re::Ms. Naysmith RIP - funeral arrangements18/02/15 10:55:00 Carol Burge
                                          Ms. Naysmith RIP - funeral arrangements18/02/15 11:11:00 John Todd
                                             Re:Ms. Naysmith RIP - funeral arrangements18/02/15 11:23:00 Jane Hanna

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