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The UK's last piano factory - Kemble, at Bletchley near Milton Keynes - is to close at the end of October with the loss of more than 90 jobs. Its parent company, Yamaha, is moving production to the Far East.

BBC Radio 4's You and Yours took a tour of the Buckinghamshire factory with managing director Brian Kemble.

Reporter Patrick Bartlett's full report can be heard on You and Yours on Radio 4, at 1204 BST on Friday 2 October 2009.
The programme will be available for 7 days on the BBC iPlayer.

Colour photography by Patrick Bartlett and Rob Thompson. Archive images courtesy Kemble Pianos.
Audio by Patrick Bartlett. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 2 October 2009.


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