VISIT THE COMPTON ORGAN CHAMBER AT THE GOSPORT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
A 13-rank Compton Organ, originally installed in the Gaumont Palace, Wood Green was obtained by the Gosport and District Organ Club in 1980.  The Compton had been opened in the Gaumont Palace on 26 March 1934 by Frederic Bayco. It was sold for £300 in 1966 to Twickenham College of Technology and was first heard there in 1969. In 1980 it was moved to Gosport and opened on Sunday 26 April 1981 by John Mann.

The whole instrument is totally enclosed within two separate purpose built chambers known as the Solo & Accompaniment chambers and the sound is projected from a room at the back of the stage into the Ballroom through shutters.
The Compton Pipe Organ is still in its original build state and is only one of two still surviving Comptons still playing in the public domain - the other in now the chapel organ in Wormwood Scrubs Prison.   After two years repairs and restoration on the Compton, the organ is now back in a concert playable condition and it is hoped there will be more concerts in the future.
 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE A TOUR OF THE ORGAN CHAMBER – CONTACT MR. BUCKLES (01329 310592)





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