HIS HARP’S DESIRE
After falling in love with the sound of the Norfolk dulcimer (a sort of flat harp, played with a pair of sticks), boatbuilder
Jon Letcher discovered a broken one in a junk shop.
He mended it, using his woodworking skills, and with the money he got from selling it, bought another to restore. His hobby became a business. He helped build a replica of the 4,700-year-old Golden Lyre of Ur, destroyed by looters in Baghdad in 2003. For 20 years he has also been making harps, such as this one made from cherry wood.