The great train fid­dle

Mercury (Hobart) - - WORLD -

A BRI­TISH rail­way com­pany said on Mon­day it was help­ing a renowned vi­o­lin­ist track down a 310-year-old vi­o­lin he ac­ci­den­tally left on a train.

South­east­ern, which runs com­muter ser­vices to Lon­don, is work­ing with po­lice to try to lo­cate the in­stru­ment, worth an es­ti­mated £250,000 ($A470,000).

Mu­si­cian Stephen Mor­ris ac­ci­den­tally left the vi­o­lin, which was made by Ro­man master crafts­man David Tec­ch­ler in 1709, on a sub­ur­ban train last Tues­day. He pur­chased the in­stru­ment in 2003.

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