How the instrument was lost
Travelling on the 10:08 train from Hastings to Eastbourne.
Violin case last seen on that train at about 10:45 at the Eastbourne destination.
Southern Rail have been notified of the loss.
Makers mark inside says: ‘made by Tho Smith at the Harp and Hautboy in Piccadilly London 17 …’ – but we know it originally had 1767, label part since lost