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A colleague of mine was fondly remembering the little Hill organ in Chelsea Barracks. The NPOR says it was removed by Cousans in 2007, for export.

Does anyone know where it went ?

 

H

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Yes I can confirm that Cousans removed it in 2007 (I work for them). The organ was sold to an Italian Gentleman who currently has the organ in storage. He has had interest in the instrument but as yet has not found it a new home.

 

Best wishes,

 

William Northmore

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Many thanks for that.

 

My diminutive colleague was sent there as a tuner's lad. He arrived at the barracks and had to ask a guardsmen directions to the chapel - which he misinterpreted, setting off in the wrong direction. Partway across the quadrangle he was halted by the bellowing officer 'Oi, you. Short**se!'

 

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Ha ha Well even when we were taking the job down the security gaurds were not friendly!! At that time there were no soldiers left so they were guarding mostly derilict emtpy buildings. Even asking to use the one remaining working toilet was too much trouble!! It was a fine instrument though with a huge pedal open holding up the back wall!! It will need some work before it goes back up, there were several water damaged pallets on the great.

 

William Northmore

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