Britain’s first woman trumpeter has died

Joan Hinde’s earliest fame came with a BBC performance of the Haydn trumpet concerto, never broadcast before by a woman.

She went on to make her name in light entertainment, and boy could she play.

Joan has died, aged 81, in Chichester (credit: The Obit Patrol).

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