Sir William Frederick Herschel came to England with his brother from Hannover engaged as an oboist with the Hannoverian Guards regiment. Playing the violin, oboe, and keyboards, Herschel became an active musician in provincial England. When he moved to Sunderland in 1761 Charles Avison appointed him first violin and soloist in his Newcastle orchestra. Herschel later moved to Halifax to take the position as Organist at St. John the Baptist, then to Bath as Organist of the Octagonal Chapel and director of Public Concerts. Though his musical activities payed the bills in his first quarter-century in England, Herschel ‘moonlighted’, pardon the pun, as a telescope maker and astronomer. Today it is his numerous observations and activities including discovering the planet Uranus, infra-red light, and construction of the 40ft telescope in Slough which he is best-known for.