Daventry-born Reginald John Foort was to become one of the most famous (and most recorded) theatre organists of all time. Working as a staff organist at the BBC, Foort went on to commission the Moller Organ Company in 1938 to create a travelling theatre organ that could be dismantled and taken on the road. With 2,000 pipes and weighing 30 tonnes, this was no mean feat. However, after a number of memorable performances during the Blitz, the tour eventually came to a halt due to the war. Several of Foort’s records sold over a million copies, beating all other music sales at the time.
That’s right folks, just one more week left to see our #archaeology exhibition before we close for a couple of weeks (26th Aug-6th Sept) to install the brand new World War Two – The People’s War exhibition
Daventry Town Council Love Daventry Discover Daventry Northamptonshire Heritage Forum The Village Emporium Magazine Not long left to see our #Archaeology exhibition before our new exhibition, World War Two – The People’s War, opens on Saturday 7th September from 10am to 4pm! #freeentry
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