'Fred. Melenydd Roberts. The 5 year old Harpist.'
A studio portrait for a commercial postcard by Evans & Son, Llandindod Wells, Powys.
Further provenance not known; before the Great War.
From the Reg Hall Collection.
Fred Melenydd Roberts was the son of John Roberts (Telynor Maldwyn) - the harpist of Maldwyn, Newtown, Montgomery, Wales, by his second wife Eliza Davies.
John Roberts was the son of John Roberts (Telynor Cymru) - the harpist of Wales.
Fred Melenydd Roberts was born Jan-Mar 1901 so this picture was 1906.
Bob Cumberbatch - 31.3.2010