35 year old Norris Harp No.5, which featured on the very first Norris Harp Brochure in 1982, has recently been restored. You can see 'Cabbage Hall' engraved on the brass plate which was the first Norris Harps workshop in Peebles ... and you will also note the original semitone blades.
The original soundboard was damaged and needed to be replaced, so this was a nice opportunity to fully restore the old harp and put it back into good playing condition.
Although the original harp frame looks very slender & delicate, it is made from solid East Indian Rosewood so has survived the 35 years remarkably well with pedal/heavy gauge strings!
The harp still belongs to its first owner, Jo Hamlyn, who played this harp as a child when she was growing up in Peebles. Jo now lives in London and still plays a Norris Harp with the more up-to-date Norris Pro Levers ... and her youngest daughter now plays the Norris Harp No.5 ... so, hopefully it will now go on to be played for another 35 years.