John & Mary Broadwood soon after their marriage, when Broadwood's workshop began piano manufacture.For more information see 'Broadwood Square Pianos' available direct from
Here you will find accurate and reliable information about antique keyboard instruments and their makers. This site is frequently scanned and archived by the British Library.
Research is ongoing. If you would like to follow the progress there is a blog spot newly added to this site: michael's blog.
NEWS: Christopher Hogwood's superb collection of keyboard instruments is to be sold at auction by Gardner Houlgate of Corsham, near Bath on 12 March. The catalogue is now published. Such an important sale demands a new page [here].
Meanwhile our recently updated page on Sebastien Erard can be found by this link More information
It is encouraging to see that our youtube video featuring a Longman & Broderip piano, passed 660 views in February and continues to delight more people. If you liked that, and many people say they did, there is another to come soon, when enough material is in hand, featuring pianos by Pohlman and by Zumpe.
Visit Michael Cole's other site www.thamestrek.co.uk