This former maths teacher has swapped algebra for the accordion in a bid to keep fit and active.
Music has always been an important part of John Baxter’s life, both at home and down the pub on a Friday night, where he used to play the piano.
The 82-year-old from Harpurhey can often be found entertaining shoppers, belting out classics in Manchester City Centre.
“It keeps me young - firstly by carrying the accordion a long way, so I get the physical exercise, and secondly by helping me to connect with people.
“If people can see that you enjoy music and you can play it, then that starts a conversation.”
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