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BERNARD STUART HOOKER

(1897 - 1983)


Bernard Hooker, president of the Leatherhead Operatic Society, was the son in law of the founder in 1906 and his father, Cornelius Hooker, was its musical director for nearly 60 years. Bernard, a choirboy at the coronation of King George V, was active in the operatic society from 1919 onwards and like his father also involved with the parish church choir for a lifetime.   


Interview date: 12 March 1982

Venue: 9 Russell Court, Leatherhead

Interviewer: Edwina Vardey