Arts

The Organ (v)

But for Barker’s invention (plagiarising?) of the pneumatic lever that Cavaillé-Coll had made such use of in St. Sulpice, such vast organs, using such high wind-pressures, would not have been practicable – no organist would [more…]

Arts

The Organ (iv)

By about 1850, not only had large numbers of Cathedral Organs been re-built, incorporating the latest mechanical contrivances, and improvements in terms of type and range of sounds, but many Parish Churches, too, had had [more…]

Arts

Sheds

As I get older I find myself, more and more, thinking about how different life was in the 1950’s and 60’s and also how, through the eyes of  a child, things seemed so very simple. [more…]