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    God has given us a book full of stories - Uttoxeter United Reformed Church, Staffordshire

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    Christopher Lawton

    by Christopher Lawton

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    Me playing the organ at Uttoxeter United Reformed Church in Staffordshire.

    The organ was built in about 1958 by the John Compton Organ Company Ltd and is the 3 rank 'Miniatura' model with ranks Open Diapason, Hohl Flute and Gemshorn. The specification reads:

    PEDAL
    Sub Bass 16'
    Flute 8'
    Great to Pedal
    Solo to Pedal

    GREAT
    Tenordon 16'
    Diapason 8'
    Gemshorn 8'
    Hohl Flute 8'
    Octave 4'
    Gemshorn 4'
    Fifteenth 2'
    Super Octave 2'

    SOLO
    Contra Flute 16'
    Diapason 8'
    Gemshorn 8'
    Hohl Flute 8'
    Gemshorn 4'
    Open Flute 4'
    Nazard 2.2/3'
    Flautino 2'
    Tremulant (affects all divisions)

    ACCESSORIES
    3 double touch thumb pistons to Great and Pedal
    3 double touch thumb pistons to Solo and Pedal
    1 reverse thumb piston - Great to Pedal
    1 reverse thumb piston - Solo to Pedal
    1 balanced expression pedal - Diapason, Gemshorn and Flute
    1 balanced expression pedal - Crescendo Double touch canceller to each department

    I am playing the hymn 'God has given us a book full of stories' to the tune 'The story of Jesus' from the old Methodist hymn book.

    Many thanks to the church for allowing me access to this splendid little Compton organ and for a fantastic welcome.

    Apologies for the background noise - this was due to the installation of a projector screen going on at the time and also a birthday party happening in the hall.