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Handley, Vernon George [Tod] (1930–2008), conductor

Simon Heffer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print March 2013 |
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/99683

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Handley, Vernon George [Tod] (1930–2008), conductor, was born on 11 November 1930 at 26 Vista Avenue, Enfield, Middlesex, the second son of Vernon Douglas Handley (1900–1982), a machinist in a paper mill, and his wife, Claudia Lilian, née George (1891–1989). He once described his family as 'very, very working-class' (...

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Subjects: Conducting

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