Granville Bantock

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Sir Granville Ransome Bantock (7 August 1868 - 16 October 1946) was a British composer of classical music.

Biography[edit source]

Granville Bantock was born in London. His father was an eminent Scottish surgeon. His younger brother was the dramatist and film director, Leedham Bantock.

Personal life[edit source]

For some years from the late 1920s until 1937 Sir Granville Bantock (the composer and Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - CBSO) and his family rented the house at Coed y Bleiddiau.

The reminiscences of his daughter, Myrnha, appear in HGJ-034 and it is interesting to note that Lady Bantock employed the time honoured method of obtaining provisions, holding out a basket complete with list and money to the Guard of the Up train and receiving the full basket from the returning Down train.

His son, Ham later played an important part in the early days of the revival of the FR, as Chairman of the Midland Group of the Society.

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