Joseph F. Ridgway played second flute in the Hallé Orchestra 1922-26 and then re-joined 1928-1930.


He was known as ‘Joe’ to his friends and colleagues and Norman Seville once referred to him as, “a perfect gentleman as well as a good flute player”. Between 1904 and 1932 he was conductor of the Gorton Philharmonic Society and was one of the early broadcasters from Manchester’s BBC Northern Station.


He died in 1932.
















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