The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Last Dam Busters

The Compton Theatre Organ, owned by the Abingdon Theatre Organ Preservation Society, has been played at the Abbey Hall for 42 years. This was to be the last time. Nicholas Martin was in the cockpit. The Mayor gave a little speech.

Normally the audience is about 50 or 60, but this time there was 4 or 5 times that number.

The regular users subsidy is being removed for hirers of rooms in the Guildhall, and the organ society no longer feel able to meet the increased cost of hiring the hall or organists, with smaller audiences.

Here Nicholas is playing the Dam Busters theme.

(Thanks to Ian for the pictures. )


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