On March 21st we visited three villages, all in the same Benefice. Chaceley has a charming Walker 1856 organ which possesses an Historic Organs Certificate. It has a long compass keyboard, a rather quaint pedalboard and some charming stops. Click here for organ details and photo. Just up the road is Forthampton which has just been cleaned and restored by GOA member Keith Jones and which was opened by another GOA member Carleton Etherington in a brilliant recital. GOA member John Holloway greeted us and talked about the recent cleaning and renovation of the instrument. Click here for organ details and photos.
We enjoyed a splendid lunch at The Hunters Inn, a mile or two away from Forthampton. There was lively and fruitful conversation here.
After lunch, we crossed the River Severn to the ancient and historic church at Deerhurst where Keith Jones has renovated and installed a Liddiatt organ formerly in the URC church at Painswick. members were free to play and also enjoyed tea and biscuits under the supervision of our Treasurer. Click here for organ details and photos.