Our pipe organ in the church is becoming impossible to maintain and despite being widely cherished is going to succumb to electronics in the battle to come. It's another example of " to everything there is a season" including those of us on the parish council. I am mindful of the pianist and I visiting Christ Church, Dublin a few years back,: the church where Jonathan Swift was dean and where the remnants of that time and other era's in the church's history were saved in a museum on site. One noteworthy exhibit was a large mounted piece of organ pipe with a window cut out revealing a dessicated cat in the pipe and an equally desiccated rat further on, both at one time certainly animated. I am certain that Swift would have been quick to dispose of the organ on the basis that it was no longer noteworthy. It's an example again of how easy it is to get into trouble and how difficult it can be to get out, even if you are the church cat.
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