Lausanne Posted November 6, 2007 Share Posted November 6, 2007 As Reeds in the Grove had started one or two other topics. Here's one that escaped. A rare story of an organ surviving in the Bradford Diocese, well physically at least, but I think the acoustics that MM remembers from his youth may have been well and truly destroyed by the wall to wall carpet. The only advantage of this sea of carpet (for it is blue) is so that babies can crawl anywhere they like and not hurt their knees - I think. I had hoped on seeing the earlier photos of the beautiful Victorian tiles they had found in the chancel, that at least this section of the Church would have been spared the rug, but apparently not. However, looking on the bright side, the organ still exists, but perhaps only because it would have cost too much to throw it away. Let's hope that eventually one of the babies grows up to hate the sound of the synthesiser and drum kit they use and proves to be a gifted organist (despite the carpet burns on her knees). Here is a link to the plans of the church in its new state. I can fully appreciate the need to have all these facilities in the community centre that most Churches now feel they have to be in order to survive. I have just noticed that if they'd knocked a hole in the wall between the new church hall (old North aisle), they could have used the organ for Blackpool style tea dances. http://www.smcf-church.org.uk/img/e2s/1972...20plan%2012.JPG The organ doesn't seem to appear on the NPOR, but I hope this will soon be updated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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