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  Dorothy Pettitt 1 November 2004  
Nonagenarian teacher, harpist and band member

Dorothy Pettitt doesn’t like to reveal her exact age, but at over 90 she’s believed to be the oldest harp teacher in the country. But teaching is just one part of her repertoire, as most weekends she’s out performing with a local band.

She’s also a collector who still makes many of her own instruments. But Dorothy didn’t pick up the harp until she was in her sixties and was looking for a hobby after retiring as a school teacher.

Jane Gething-Lewis went to meet her at her home in Herefordshire.
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