The Anonymous Widower

Every Station Should Have One!

I took these pictures at London Bridge station, today.

How many other stations in the world, have a proper organ?

September 17, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,

5 Comments »

  1. see https://www.pipe-up.org.uk/copy-of-our-film They say there are more in storage, so perhaps a few more stations/shopping malls/airports/etc can have one!

    Comment by Peter Robins | September 17, 2022 | Reply

    • In my lifetime, I’ve certainly met some very enthusiastic organists!

      One had another life as a Bank Manager.

      Comment by AnonW | September 17, 2022 | Reply

  2. That is truly amazing! I loathe the rebuilt London Bridge station and avoid it whenever I can, but I’d make an exception to hear this, as I love organ music – classical, electric or mechanical. The sound must be extraordinary in that location. If St Pancras had ever been closed, as British Rail had wanted, that would have been the perfect place for a cathedral-sized organ. Mind you, I have heard some excellent piano playing there – St P seems to attract a higher class of musician!

    Comment by Stephen Spark | September 17, 2022 | Reply

    • The ‘Psychedelic Druid’ in the video is Brendan Kavanagh, who’s often in St P – though there he generally plays boogie woogie – search on Youtube. There was even a Radio 4 programme on St P, including the fellow who tunes the things https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b097cjzc

      Comment by Peter Robins | September 17, 2022 | Reply

  3. And then there is video of Anna Lapwood the Director of Music at Pembroke College and one of the London Bridge Station security staff who turns out to be a bit of a revelation https://mobile.twitter.com/annalapwood/status/1568998632074145792

    Comment by fammorris | September 18, 2022 | Reply


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