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    My 12th century village church, to which I have retired, is on Google view. You can move around and see the decorations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations - we're in the UK, of course.
    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/...!1BCgIgARICGAI
    Last edited by Peterboroughdiapason; 06-22-2022, 10:31 AM.

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    Nice big open wood. Or is that Big Boom and Little Boom.

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    • #3
      Very nice. I haven't seen many of those 360-degree rotatable perspective images on Google map info, and those were very well done.
      -- Hi, I'm Lamar -- Allen TC-4 Classic project -- 1899 Kimball, 1999 Rodgers W5000C, Roland DS-61/88, FA-06, VR-09B, 1975 Conn 643, 1959 Hammond M3, 1965 E112, and 1963 L-102, several melodicas

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      • #4
        Beautiful church!!! It's all very nice, but the one thing that stuck out to me is that awesome baptismal font.

        George
        My instrument: Allen MDS-65 with a New Century Zimbelstern
        Former instruments (RIP): Allen ADC 420; Conn Minuet 542

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        • #5
          Originally posted by aeolian pat View Post
          Nice big open wood. Or is that Big Boom and Little Boom.
          Just big boom! There is only one pedal stop: "grand open diapason": https://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=D01670

          It's a very small and limited instrument (especially since the Swell is missing the bottom octave - though borrows the bottom notes from the great Stopped. Diapason. It's a very fine JW Walker, though, and untouched since it was built in 1865. (The lever swell was, thank goodness, replaced with a balanced swell pedal at some stage.

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          • #6
            Where does the spiral staircase go? Seems odd placement for such an item.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Piperdane View Post
              Where does the spiral staircase go? Seems odd placement for such an item.
              It goes up to the bell ringing chamber.

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              • #8
                What a wonderful church!
                John
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                • myorgan
                  myorgan commented
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                  John,

                  Worth a side trip while you're in England?

                  Michael

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                John, There are hundreds of churches like this in England - even the tiniest hamlets had them. Sadly, many of them have tiny congregations and it's so hard for them to maintain these ancient buildings. The Church of England just can't afford them so, lovely as they are, we'd be much better meeting in a modern building or hall.

                It would be good to meet you if you're in England.

                Stephen

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                • #10
                  Thanks for the offer, Stephen. I've sent you a PM about our itinerary, and perhaps we can meet.

                  I do love the village churches, and we always check out the church when touring any village. One of our favorites is St Mary's in Thirsk, which seems to be quite active still. I even got to try out the newly-renovated organ last time we were there!

                  The Episcopal Church we have joined here in St Louis was modeled after an English church, and it was the look of it in part that drew us to visit and eventually join. Here are pics of our little English village church right here in the states!

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                  John
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                • #11
                  As intimated above, we DID get to visit with Stephen (Peterboroughdiapason) while in England. The church at King's Cliffe is even more impressive than the pictures. We had a wonderful time that day, got to see three churches -- Peterborough Cathedral, a smaller church in Peterborough (St John's?), and the village church at King's Cliffe. Even tried out the organ at two of these, though as usual I couldn't even think of anything to do except play some chords and scales. We also got to see his VPO setup, which is amazing and holds several truly wonderful sample sets, including the wondrous Hereford Willis.

                  When we stopped for lunch at his beautiful home, we got to meet his sweet dog Lauren, and she and I were immediately taken with one another!
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                  John
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                  • myorgan
                    myorgan commented
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                    How could you resist that face, John?!!!

                    Michael

                  • Peterboroughdiapason
                    Peterboroughdiapason commented
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                    It was great to meet you both, John. We're up in the Lake District and the chur h has to do without me for two weeks!

                • #12
                  I'm jealous, John. Sounds like a great trip and what a sweet dog.

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