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Pedal Organ in Fremantle Jail, Australia
By Harry Couchman

I went on a guided tour of the old Fremantle jail a few months ago.
In the chapel they have a pedal organ (dating from circa 1850,
according to the guide).  It was in use up until the jail closed a few
years ago but now doesn't play.  (I guess regular use kept everything
flexible and airtight.)  The jail has no plans, or money, to have it
restored and it would be a pity to see it rot.

Harry Couchman

(Message sent Sun 21 Dec 1997, 10:47:49 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

Key Words in Subject:  Australia, Fremantle, Jail, Organ, Pedal

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