Restored violin made at PoW camp 'just sings out at you'
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Prisoner of war camp violin restored by expert

A violin made by a German soldier at an Essex prisoner of war camp has been played for the first time since its restoration.

The instrument is marked "1944" inside and was crafted at High Garrett in Braintree, where German and Italian prisoners were held during World War Two.

It now belongs to David Powell, of Woodbridge, whose parents lived in Braintree and were given the instrument by an officer in 1945.

Professional violinist Jonathan Morton played the violin for Mr Powell for the first time since its restoration.

He said: "It just sings out at you."

  • 11 Feb 2016