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Christmas Day 1902 recordings may be earliest, say curators

19 December 2012 Last updated at 22:02 GMT

Curators at the Museum of London have discovered what they believe to be the first ever recordings of a family Christmas.

They were made 110 years ago by the Wall family who lived in New Southgate in North London.

There are 24 clear recordings on wax cylinders which were made using a phonograph machine between 1902 and 1917.

Music curators say the sound quality of the music recorded is outstanding.

Pallab Ghosh reports.