SIR – Mike Grundy’s column of extracts from old Worcester newspapers has recently included items concerning the Worcester Glee Club, which was founded 200 years ago (in 1810).

The club’s main claim to fame was its association with Sir Edward Elgar, who was for some time its president.

After a slow decline, the club closed down in 1937. Its record books, accounts and other papers were sent in a large japanned trunk to the Guildhall for safe keeping. They have since been transferred to the Worcestershire Records Office. However, other property was left in the Glee Club rooms at the Crown Hotel in Broad Street. An inventory of the property left there in 1937 was taken and is kept with the rest of the papers at the Record Office. The reason for my letter is to ask readers if anyone knows what happened to the contents of these rooms?

I have asked people who might be thought to have an inkling of what happened to the Glee Club property after its closure. No one seems to have the slightest clue. It should have ended up in the city museum or perhaps at the Elgar Birthplace Museum.

If anyone out there can supply any information, could they please get in touch with me. Telephone 01562 754220 or e-mail me at Many thanks.